Contrary to what its name suggests, Seatown has never deserved the label 'town'. At the end of a mile-long track this tiny hamlet, once home to thirty or forty fishermen and smugglers, is now best-known as a prime fossil-hunting spot.
The steep, shingle beach is clean and quiet although there are no lifeguards so care should be taken when swimming. There is a car park with space for a hundred cars and a pub that backs right on to the beach. The Golden Cap, to the west of the beach, is the highest sea cliff in the south of England.
Type of Beach
Toilets. including disabled facilities. and a pub.
There is parking for 100 cars. There is a charge for using the car park.
Take the A35 and the beach is down a narrow lane from Chideock.