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She Rides and Reviews: The Secrets Sites of Seaford Beach

She Rides and Reviews: Chilled out on Seaford Beach.

I know what you are thinking…Seaford Beach?! This is not the exciting hard-hitting journalism you were looking for but trust me…this is worth a read and a visit.

Today was just one of those days where I didn’t want my mobility to be the main focus of our outing. I wanted to know that I could get on my scooter and just be… without any worries about drop curbs, impassable objects, or any other access issues. So, for our last stop in Seaford, we decided to head down to the beach.

Now of course Seaford beach is not as rock and roll as good old Brighton beach, it hasn’t got any trendy bars or expensive coffee. But do you know what, it is blissfully peaceful down there and if you are having one of those days where you don’t want to be reminded of how uncool or out of touch with the latest trends you are, it is the perfect alternative to the hustle and bustle of Brighton seafront.

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Right next to the beach, there was even a secret jetty that offers some spectacular views if you felt like being adventurous.

Who knew there were secret views like this on Seaford Beach?!

It really is the type of view you could just sit and watch for hours, utterly magical...but also kind of dangerous to get to if you are on wheels, you will have to judge for yourself if you think it’s safe enough for you to attempt the path as it has a sheer drop down to the beach and the path is narrow.

There is a much safer option just a few feet to the left, where there is an accessible jetty with lovely benches and views of the same cove, just from a little further away. Still spectacular and very much a place to go and forget about the world and all its problems.

After that bit of excitement, I just stuck my scooter on cruise control (oh yes … I have cruise control!) and just mooched peacefully for nearly 6km all the way down the beach and back. And do you know what happened? Absolutely nothing! I scooted, safely and happily feeling independent and free. And my able-bodied partner cycled up and down the cycle lane nearby getting some exercise.

It’s a great place if you want to avoid the crowds at the moment. I think more than a few of us are a little twitchy about large gatherings of people, even if it is outside.

There are a few little kiosks along the way in case you feel like you need a little snack to keep you going, the path is smooth-ish. It’s a lovely hassle-free couple of hours just getting some fresh air in your lungs and some sunshine on your skin.

One last thing that was awesome, was the Seaford Beach Access jetty. At first glance it Looks fairly mundane, but as a person on wheels it was so so lovely to be able to get that far out on the beach. loved it! I can imagine at high tide it’s even better.

Sadly, the track to Tide Mills wasn’t accessible for my scooter so we had to turn back. There is another way into the tide mills area, but the last time we went it was a big hassle trying to get my scooter through the gates at the railway tracks. It might be doable in a nice manoeuvrable wheelchair though, but it was a struggle with my scooter.

Here is a video of the entire length of Seaford beach!

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