Seaham Tourist Information

A little seaside town located twelve miles from Durham City and six miles from Sunderland, Seaham is wonderfully situated at the north end of the Durham Heritage Coast, and is renowned for its stunning North beach and atmospheric towering cliffs, complemented and protected by a 3700-feet-long sea wall.

With recent rejuvenation projects carried out at Seaham’s popular seafront, visitors can enjoy a relaxing walk down the popular Promenade, Esplanade and Terrace Green, charmingly embellished with decorative features, or journey along the George Elmy Lifeboat Way, part of the award-winning Durham Coastal Footpath. Alternatively, families with younger children can partake of a family picnic at the Seaham Hall picnic area whilst admiring beautiful views of the cliff and sea.

Being the sole five-star graded accommodation provider in the region, Seaham Hall Hotel and Serenity Spa is the perfect coastal hotel for the discerning traveller, maintaining a delicate combination between a long and rich history and modern facilities that is sure to allow for your complete and utter relaxation amongst the beautiful Seaham scenery.

For a truly historical perspective on Seaham, however, no trip is complete without visiting the church of St. Mary the Virgin, one of the oldest surviving churches in the United Kingdom. Situated in the north of Seaham with wonderful views over the coast, this ancient Anglo-Saxon church is believed to date all the way back to the 7th century, and still remains open for church services and to the public.

Keen shoppers will love the many high-street and local independent shops along Church Street, Seaham’s main shopping district, and Byron Place Retail Centre and Dalton Retail Park are excellent alternatives if the town centre happens to get too crowded.

If travelling with children or in large groups, Seaham also boasts many facilities for recreational or sporting activities, including Seaham Town Park, Dawdon Welfare Park and Deneside Park. With its very own leisure complex and an well-established 18-hole golf course where dedicated golfers can practise their swings while on holiday, this charming coastal town promises a great vacation for all visitors to the area, no matter how long your trip.

Interesting fact: Lord George Gordon Byron, the most infamous English poet of the 19th century, was married at Seaham Hall in 1815, only to be divorced by the very next year.

Things to see and do around Seaham:

Byron Place Retail Centre
Church Street
Dalton Retail Park
Dawdon Welfare Park
Deneside Park
Durham Coastal Footpath
George Elmy Lifeboat Way
North Beach
Seaham Hall
Seaham Promenade and Esplanade
Seaham Timeline Trail
Seaham Town Park