In the far south east corner of Devon on the Jurassic coast UNESCO World Heritage site, lies the little seaside town of Seaton at the mouth of the River Axe. In this quiet community amidst charming countryside can be found a number of idyllic holiday cottages for guests who want a peaceful seaside holiday within reach of sufficient visitor attractions should the sun take an occasional day off. This quiet town still boasts many traditional shops such as a butcher and fishmonger which will prove hugely popular to the self-catering visitor, while its long shingle beach (with sand at low tide) is perfect for seaside picnics and the occasional foray into the surf on sunny days.
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Take an original, restored tram along the old railway line along the Axe Estuary for a cream tea in the chocolate-box village of Colyton (which also has some pretty holiday cottages of its own). Explore the chain of wonderful little seaside holiday towns and villages along the East Devon and West Dorset coastline including Exmouth, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Branscombe, Beer, Lyme Regis and Charmouth. There are enough beaches within a short drive to visit a different one every day of your cottage holiday in East Devon.
Walk along the Axe estuary footpaths from your holiday cottage, some wheelchair accessible, to the little harbour village of Axmouth, or get closer to nature at the bird hides in the Seaton Marches Nature Reserve. Cyclists should book a weekend break in early July for the Seaton Festival of Cycling.
Whether you are a serious or a novice at angling, there’s plenty of opportunities to catch fish. Little mackerel boats will take you out into Lyme Bay to chunter around for an hour or so, sufficient in summer to catch and bring home enough fish to BBQ on your holiday cottage patio. For more dedicated anglers, there plenty of local trout fisheries within easy reach while sea and game anglers will find plenty of sport along the banks of The River Axe.