Seaham Area Guide

This charming coastal town is nestled along the northeastern shores of England, offering a delightful blend of history, natural beauty and a welcoming community. Whether you’re drawn to its storied history, picturesque harbour or the allure of uncovering sea-sculpted treasures, Seaham invites you to embark on a journey of discovery along its shores…


Attractions in Seaham

You can’t miss the Tommy World War 1 Sculpture which encapsulates the Seaham seafront. Displayed close to the Seaham war memorial, this 9ft5 statue of a soldier stands as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made during World War I offering a moment of reflection and honouring those who served. Also on the seafront, you’ll find the East Durham Heritage and Lifeboat Centre where George Elmy is displayed all year round.

Seaham Sea Glass

Seaham is famous for its very unique Sea Glass Beach. Here you can find glass washing up from Victorian Era Glass factories dating back to the 1800’s. The rough tides and waves help create the perfect formula for top grade sea glass which you may be lucky to find washed up!

Interested in owning a piece of Seaham? Head to Seaham Waves which is a local family owned jewellers selling incredible jewellery made from Seaham sea glass.

Eating & Drinking in Seaham

When it comes to eating and drinking in Seaham, you have plenty of options. Head to North Beach and you can enjoy ice cream on the sand. Packed with nostalgic charm, you can also enjoy rock pooling and souvenir shopping at the many stalls so fun is guaranteed for the whole family.

If you’re looking for a cosy bistro, we’d recommend The Lamp Room which serves everything from breakfast to tapas to Sunday lunch. You also can’t visit the seaside town without tucking into some delicious fish and chips! Our favourites include Downey’s and Humbles.

Plan your stay in Seaham


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