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What is it like in Seaford?

Welcome to Seaford Town website, Seahaven FM's official Directory to Seaford's businesses, clubs, organisations, what's on, and where to go. A beautiful coastal town, surrounded by chalk downland, which includes the famous Seven Sisters sea cliffs and the Cuckmere valley to the east. Look here to discover what Seaford has to offer.

Seaford is a co-educational, non-selective school and we are proud to offer an inclusive environment where each individual is known and valued; is given attention and respect. Our aim is to educate the whole person; to find the strengths of each boy and girl and to enable them to succeed. We have everyone here in a true representation of society; what better preparation for the future can there be?

 We are pleased to offer on-site accommodation at this beautiful course.

This means that golf enthusiasts can come and enjoy an experience that few other golf clubs in the region can match.

The River Ouse used to run parallel to the shore behind the shingle bar, entering the sea close to Seaford. However, a major storm in the 16th century broke through the bar at its western end, creating a new river mouth close to the village then called Meeching but renamed Newhaven. Part of the former channel of the river remains as a brackish lagoon.

There are many specialist businesses in and around town. For more info...

On the first floor of our Clubhouse we have spacious en-suite rooms equipped with TV and tea/coffee making facilities to sleep up to 24 guests.

Seaford Golf Club is a historic club with stunning views. Founded in 1887, it moved to its present Blatchington location in 1907.

Seaford has the westernmost of the South Coast Martello Towers, number 74, now a local history museum.

The original Clubhouse, built in 1907, has been regularly modernised and extended. It now includes a bar, lounge and spacious dining room overlooking the course. Retaining its traditions and charm, it has a warm, welcoming atmosphere for the enjoyment of good food, ale and snacks.The Dormy House occupies the first floor.

The town of Seaford is a quiet seaside resort in East Sussex, U.K. For more info...

The rapid drainage of water through the underlying chalk ensures that the course is rarely closed for play in winter and presents a summertime challenge of firm fairways and greens. 

In the Lewes District council elections on 7 May 2015 the town returned 7 Conservatives district Councillors and 3 Liberal Democrat district Councillors. For District elections the wards are the same five as for the Town council (Central, North, East, West, South) however they only return two Councillors to the District council.

We are nationally recognised for having comfortable accommodation, exceptional cuisine and good value for money.

Our aim is to educate the whole person: to nurture individuality and an acceptance of others’ strengths and weaknesses, to develop initiative and an enquiring mind: a hunger for life. A typical Seafordian will be an articulate, confident and well-rounded young person. Seaford College provides an inspirational environment where personal bests are achieved both in and outside the classroom.

Single rooms can be booked for a supplementary charge.

The town's publicity website[10] states: For many, the main attraction in Seaford is the beach. This has an obvious attraction in the summer, when the sea reaches temperatures up to 20° Celsius (68 °F).

The traditional Sussex pronunciation of the name has a full vowel in each syllable: /ˈsiːfɔːd/ "sea-ford". However, outside Sussex, and increasingly within, it is commonly pronounced with a reduced vowel on the second syllable: /ˈsiːfərd/ "seaf'ed".

The parliamentary constituency of Seaford was a notorious rotten borough until its disenfranchisement in the Reform Act 1832 when it was incorporated into the Lewes constituency. Seaford returned three members of parliament who went on to become Prime Minister: Henry Pelham represented the town from 1717 to 1722, William Pitt the Elder from 1747 to 1754 and George Canning in 1827.

Seaford lifeguards patrol the beach and water each weekend and bank holiday from May to September. They are made up of volunteers, mainly young people, who give thousands of unpaid hours every year to train and help keep the public safe. They have been recognised as the best equipped and trained non-RNLI beach lifeguard unit in the country.

Seaford has been twinned with the town of Bönningstedt, Germany, since 1984. Seaford has one of the longest serving town criers in England and Wales —Peter White— who was appointed to this honorary position in 1977 by Lewes District Council, and is now an appointee of Seaford Town Council. In 2012 he was also appointed Serjeant at Mace, and his historic uniform for both crying and mace-bearing is a replica of that worn by 19th. Century Serjeant William Woolgar. (in post 1865 – 1901)

The town of Seaford is a quiet seaside resort in East Sussex, U.K. It is located on the foot of the South Downs, a range of hills stretching from Winchester to Eastbourne. It is a great place to have a break.

Two local half-hourly circular bus services, the 119 and 120, are provided by Cuckmere Buses (Monday-Friday) and Compass Bus on Saturdays, who also run bus 126 from Seaford via Alfriston to Eastbourne.

During the First and Second World Wars there were large military camps in the town. In the First World War the camps were built to house 22nd Division, Kitchener's Third New Army. The south camp nearly encircled Seaford ladies college. In December 1914 there was a strike by a mainly Welsh regiment over the remoteness of the accommodation and mud. In 1919 two thousand Canadians rioted after one of them was beaten by a camp picket for walking with his hands in his pockets.[32]

You are promised a top quality course, which is both a challenge to the best players and a satisfying, though not impossible, experience for those with higher handicaps.

There are a number of unique shops in Seaford. For more info...

‘I’ve passed your drive many times but never turned in!’ is a comment we have heard many times.  Do, please, come and visit us and experience Seaford for yourselves.

Seaford College is a mainstream school that welcomes the very brilliant (we have many Oxbridge successes) and those who find the examination culture a challenge. We have the academically gifted, and we have those who may have organisational or processing difficulties. Our real strength is that we enable our pupils to achieve their potential – and beyond.

Between the late 19th century and the 1950s Seaford was renowned as a "school town". The many preparatory schools and other independent schools were the main employers in the town. In the 1960s Sutton Avenue had a road sign warning "7 schools in next mile". Sunday mornings in term-time were marked by "crocodiles" of schoolchildren from each of the preparatory schools walking to church for the special schools service.


In 2009, Seaford became the first south east town to elect a Young Mayor. The town's youth voted Oscar Hardy as Young Mayor and Eleanor Homan, Deputy Young Mayor. Following the election of the first young mayor the system changed so that the Deputy Young Mayor was elected by the young people of the town and they would then serve for a year as deputy before serving a year as Young Mayor.

Seaford Town, the local football club, plays at the Crouch Playing Field. They play in the Sussex County League Division Two.

The town has two golf courses, Seaford Golf Club, a downland course at Firle Road, and Seaford Head Golf Course which enjoys views of the coastline and the South Downs.

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Designed in 1907 by J H Taylor, this downland course has stood the test of time.It is set overlooking the English Channel, enjoying easterly views of the Seven Sisters and westerly views of Newhaven Port. Inland, you can see the South Downs and the popular walking trail, the South Downs Way.

Seaford station is the terminus of the line from Brighton via Lewes and Newhaven. The local train services are operated by Southern.

If you are thinking of coming to visit us watch this short video showing the delights of our course and clubhouse.

The town is also home to a special needs boarding school called Bowden House which is run by Tower Hamlets Council.[24]

B&B only rates are also available.