Even in its heyday the seafront at Seaton was never one of the most attractive, and time has not been kind.
Apart from the western end, most of the Esplanade is a desert of holiday flats. It is only at the ends, around the pretty Fore Street/Cross Street area
and the equally attractive Axmouth Harbour, that you can see why it was once a popular seaside resort.
The rest of the town seems to have found a role for itself, and is the sort of place you could easily fall in love with. In fact, I think I may have already done so.
Beaumont Guest House
Excellent little B&B with sea views from most bedrooms. I can highly recommend it. https://www.smoothhound.co.uk/hotels/beaumon1.html
Of course the main reason why I, or anybody else interested in vintage transport, would go to Seaton is to ride on the excellent Seaton Tramway.
I am, I regret to say, old enough to remember the trams when they were at Eastbourne, and it came as a bit of a shock to realise that they have been in,
what I still think of as, their new home for over forty years, far longer than they were down in Sussex.
Inevitably, the track-bed along the old Seaton Holiday Camp branch still feels like an old heavy rail line (complete with two surviving old fixed distant signals)
rather than a tramway, but I can forgive them that for the splendid views across the Axe Estuary that the line affords.