Seaton is our most easterly location on the South coast.
Seaton Beach has a steep backshore with coarse slatey grey sand and pebbles and cobbles toward the lower foreshore.
Behind the road the land is low-lying and probably originally marshland. There is a small sand dune area above the river mouth on the south and west side of the road where a lagoon is trying to form and a small strip along the northern edge of the road. The road sits atop the dune ridge.
East, toward Downderry, there is a vertical concrete seawall and then rock armour.
To the west, along the right bank of the current course of the River Seaton on the beach, there is a mix of concrete-sprayed rock and gabions for cliff erosion protection.
Road infrastructure and transport links are particular issues at Seaton, in relation to coastal erosion either side of the beach and potential dune area.
A link to the Seaton page on the 'Let's Talk Cornwall' website will appear here in due course.
This is a Cornwall Council led project, funded wholly by Defra.
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