Seaton Wetlands


A superb place for bird watching, wildlife, and simply to relax. Explore the wetlands from the comfort of the excellent bird hides.

Seaton Wetlands are made up of three Local Nature Reserves - Seaton Marshes, Black Hole Marsh and Colyford Common. There is also an area known as Stafford Marsh, where you will find the Discovery Hut and hide, pond shelter, classroom,  toilet facilities and wildlife garden.

There are nearly 4km of level trails and boardwalk through beautiful marshland and reed beds alongside the river Axe, home to an abundance of wildlife.

The Discovery Hut is staffed by volunteer wardens most weekends throughout the year - from here you can find out more about the Wetlands, hire pond dipping equipment and have a cup of tea or coffee. 

Image of Black Hole Marsh © Copyright Christine Matthews and licensed for use under Creative Commons


  • East Devon District Council
  • Sidmouth
  • Devon
  • EX10 8HL