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Another two miles east, you arrive at the neighbouring town of Seaton, with its mile-long pebbly beach backed by painted beach huts leading on to its surprisingly tranquil harbour at the end at the mouth of the River Axe. 


Seaton developed as a spa and holiday destination after the railway arrived in the mid-19th century, though its long been a place of habitation - the Roman pavement unearthed here in 1921 has been moved to Exeter Museum! 


There are cafes on the beach and in the harbour area, an aquarium and the famous Seaton Tramway line runs up the beautiful Axe Valley in 100 year old trams to Colyford for those that want to give the feet a rest.


Walkers’ overnight accommodation in both places is of a good standard, B&B's, small Hotels and plenty of Inns a legacy of the smuggling past perhaps, and whilst the food on offer is mainly provided by the latter, with all the fresh fish arriving on the shoreline right below you they do a very good job with what they provide.


You would do well to eat a good meal as the next section to Lyme Regis takes you through the jungle of the Undercliff path, its undisturbed wilderness providing no options for eating now until you reach Dorset!

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