Seaton in on the River Seaton which winds through woods down to the sea here, with a hamlet with PO/shop, pub, beach cafe, bistro, diving school (local wrecks) and coarse sand beach.
Seaton has what is effectively a residential extention to the east, Downderry
Two miles from Seaton, is a Country Park in the river valley, offering excellent walks through the nature reserve, children's adventure playground and places to picnic
Seaton was a notorious smuggling area in the last century because it was wild and remote. Brandy, silk and spices were brought in from Brittany. Today the sheltered coast between Looe and Nare Head has a number of sandy tourist beaches.
A mile east of Seaton is a Monkey Sanctuary at Murraytown which has the first protected breeding colony of Amazonian Woolly monkeys in the world. Its original aim was to provide a stable setting in which woolly monkeys, rescued from lives of isolation in zoos or as pets, could live as naturally as possible. The Monkey Sanctuary provides advice and support for primate rescue centres around the world. Closer to home they are working to rehabilitate captive monkeys in Britain who still desperately need a safe and socially stimulating environment.
Seaton, Cornwall old photographs