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About Seaford

Perhaps because it lacks the commercial shipping activities of its near neighbour Newhaven the resort town of Seaford is somewhat more sedate, yet this was the popular port of Lewes before a storm of the 16th century diverted the River Ouse to Newhaven.

The town is famous for its Martello Tower built as part of the English defences against invading European neighbours, this is the westernmost of the towers and is now an interesting local history museum.

From grassy Seaford Head above the wide curving bay covered with sand and shingle visitors get fantastic views towards both Newhaven, the Seven Sisters cliffs and dramatic Beachy Head. The town itself is quite charming with a pleasing mixture of architecture, particularly the houses facing the seafront and in the main streets should you chance to tear your eye's away from shop front's full of tempting merchandise, a glance upwards reveals lovely old Victorian properties with delightful bay windows.

The town's parish church is dedicated to St.Leonard, it was built during the 11th century and bears the ravages of attacks from the French during the One Hundred Years War. Over the centuries there have been many additions and alterations to the church, none-the-less it remains a serene house of the Lord which is well worth a visit. There are unique Norman arches to be seen along with a beautiful rose window and many other church treasures gathered throughout the passage of time. The building is crowned with a short stubby tower and in the surrounding churchyard there are many ancient tombs and gravestones.

Here close to Cuckmere Haven and the Seven Sisters Country Park visitors can truly enjoy the beauty of the Sussex heritage Coast and Seaford Head Nature Reserve which follows the line of the Cuckmere River. Beneath the soft Sussex skies you feel the freshness of crisp sea breezes, appreciate the zest of rolling waves and the swoop of seabirds flying between the chalk white cliffs, and you feel at ease in the friendly ambience of this lovely seaside resort.

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Seaford Station(0.3 miles, 0.4 km)
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London Gatwick Airport(29.0 miles, 46.6 km, direction NW)
Lydd Airport(38.8 miles, 62.4 km, direction E)
Seaford to London(51.9 miles, 83.5 km, direction N)

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