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About Seaton

Seaton is set at the mouth of the River Seaton on the edge of a beautiful deep wooded valley backed by glorious Cornish countryside. The holiday town we see today has a mainly sandy beach backed by shingle behind which is a holiday camp from which holiday makers enjoy fine sea views.

Well sign-posted is the narrow lane leading to Murayton where the famous Monkey Sanctuary was opened more than 40 years ago by Leonard Williams. Here children and adults enjoy seeing woolly monkeys roaming free and behaving much as they would in their far-away natural habitat.

Nearby Downderry has a superb sand and shingle beach that is mentioned in the Good Beach Guide. The village itself appears as if squeezed between steeply rising banks, giving shelter from strong northerly winds. The usually mild climate encourages the growth of many beautiful wild plants, palm trees and other sub-tropical flowers flourish adding interest to the already stunning scenery.

Both Seaton and Downderry are popular centres for swimming, surfing, sea fishing, and sailing. Seaton Country park offers hours of pleasure, it can be found between Seaton and Downderry and, when the tide is out it is possible to walk along the beach to Looe. There are excellent views across Whitsand Bay to Rame Head.

Places to visit include: The Monkey Sanctuary, Talland Bay, Polperro, Torpoint, or simply enjoy a fishing trip.

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The bridge to West Looe, Cornwall, from 'Sammy's' bay window

Looe (221 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

(3.2 miles, 5.1 km, direction W of Seaton)

In far off medieval times both East and West Looe were granted a charter and each retained its own identity for several centuries...

Polperro harbour, Polperro, Cornwall

Polperro (213 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction W of Seaton)

Jagged rocks rise as if to guard the entrance to the picturesque harbour of this enchanting fishing village which has for decades been a magnet for tourists and a mecca for artists from all over England...

Prysten House

Plymouth (134 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(10.9 miles, 17.6 km, direction E of Seaton)

This is a city that evokes stirring memories of England's great maritime past...

The King of Prussia - Fowey

Fowey (101 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

(11.3 miles, 18.2 km, direction W of Seaton)

The picturesque harbour town of Fowey has a history as colourful as some of the pretty boats sailing in and out of its waters...

Newton Ferrers, Devon

Newton Ferrers (13 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(15.7 miles, 25.3 km, direction E of Seaton)

A place of sheer enchantment with narrow streets crammed with characterful properties, leading down to the estuary where many small boats are beached and moored...

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Looe Monkey Sanctuary, Cornwall. April 2005

The Monkey Sanctuary (23 Pictures)

(1.5 miles, 2.3 km, direction W)


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The Old Guildhall and Gaol

(3.3 miles, 5.3 km, direction W)


A young stag

Porfell Animal Land (26 Pictures)

(8.8 miles, 14.2 km, direction W)

Golitha Falls, near Dobwalls, Cornwall

Golitha Falls (45 Pictures)

(10.0 miles, 16.0 km, direction NW)

Golitha NNR (national nature reserve), known locally as Golitha Falls, is a famous beauty spot on the southern edge of Bodmin.....

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The Merchantant's House (1 Pictures)

(10.8 miles, 17.4 km, direction E)


St. Catherine's Castle, Fowey, Cornwall

St. Catherine's Castle (18 Pictures)

(12.0 miles, 19.4 km, direction W)


Restormel Castle.

Restormel Castle (45 Pictures)

(13.0 miles, 20.9 km, direction W)

Built around 1300, once home to Edward, the Black Prince, the great circular shell-keep survives in good condition and is the.....

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