Seaham street views of today:

Join us here to take a tour of Seaham as it is today 30 years after the closure of the collieries. Seaham is now on the tourist trail providing facilities and interests for visitors of all ages.

Come and enjoy a walk along the seafront and beaches from the car park and Tonia's Cafe at Seaham Hall Beach near to the site of the ancient church of St Mary the Virgin to Nose's Point  on the site where once stood Dawdon Colliery. There are views up and down the Durham Heritage Coast as far north as Souter Point and to the south as far as the North Yorkshire coast. 

There is something for all, whether it is the building of sandcastles, collecting Seaham Sea Glass from among the shingle, surfing some good waves or watching winter's waves breaking spectacularly higher than the lighthouse Energetic visitors can follow the Blue Plaque Heritage Trail around the town, guide brochures are available from the Heritage Centre in the Marina and the Town Hall and when then enjoy coffee and cake or more at one of the many cafes. The less energetic can pass a very pleasant day watching the commercial vessels coming and going from the busy port or visit the Marina where there are also a number of cafes and of course the East Durham Heritage & Lifeboat Centre where visitors can see the restored lifeboat the George Elmy and learn about the rich heritage of East Durham. 

A range of leaflets, brochures and tourist information is available at the Heritage Centre which will help you enjoy your visit to the town, the marina and Durham's Heritage Coast..  

The dawn of a new day for Seaham on the Durham Heritage Coast


                                              At last, a day of peace for Tommy 


                         Noses Point where once stood Dawdon Colliery

                                    A summer day in Seaham, a view from the promenade to Featherbed Rock


    Leave your car at Seaham Hall Beach car park near Tonia's Cafe and enjoy a beach walk while you search for      Seaham sea glass perhaps, looking  here towards Ryhope 


   The Slope beach at Seaham Marina, safe fun for children and families with cafes  and the Heritage  Centre nearby


          The entrance to Seaham Marina in the historic North Dock from where coal was shipped in the 1820's


      A seascape view north from Red Acre beach, photograph by courtesy of Durham Heritage Coast