Seaford Trails

The Heritage Trail

A walking tour of central Seaford starting at either the Martello Tower or the Railway Station – or indeed anywhere you like. Just pick your current point from the map or from the list of points here, follow the trail and discover Seaford’s past; hear tales of smuggling and political intrigue. Walking time is about an hour, but allow two hours or so for reading the stories and in case you are tempted to stop in one of Seaford’s many cafes or bars. The map of the trail is available here.
Click here to start the Trail at the Martello or
Click here to start the Trail at the Station.

Seaford Bay Exercise Path

Starts at Splash Point and covers five miles. It takes walkers, joggers and cyclists on a round trip along the Promenade past the Sailing Club and through to the historic remains of Tidemills, then turns north and east to return under the Bishopstone Railway Bridge and back along the promenade. Walkers may like to see what the surroundings looked like in past times so we have included some historic information about the area.

For a map and more information about the path click here.

Note: Noticeboards in various parts of the town date from 2003. These online versions are updated regularly and the Heritage Trail has been expanded. Information will differ from the noticeboards’ content.

Seaford’s Blue Plaques

As you’ll discover on the Heritage trail particularly, a number of notable people have had connections with Seaford. We have installed Blue Plaques on buildings or sites once occupied or at least visited by national or local celebrities.

Click here for details of all the plaques in Seaford.

Other trails

You might also like to try one of the other heritage trails and walks in the area:

The Eric Slater trail  takes you on a short ramble over Seaford Head taking in the views that inspired the painter.

The Poppy Trail  shows the history of Newhaven during the First World War.

Parts of the South Downs Way and the Vanguard Way  pass through Seaford – for more information please click here. Leaflets and maps are available from Tourist Information at 37 Church Street, Seaford Railway Station, the Museum (when open) and Frankie’s Kiosk on the seafront. 


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Thanks also to Kevin Gordon of Sussex Talks for his contributions, to Abigail Barker for her artwork, and to Clem Collins of the Partnership and to the Museum for the original work.