Seaham Hall is located very near to St Mary's church. Built in 1792 it has a very unusal varied history. Lord Byron married here in 1815 and in the 1920s it was used as a secret establishment for bottling whisky which much of it ended up in the hands of Al Capone during the US Prohibition period.
There is an excellent mix of retail outlets, cafes, bars, restaurants and other services and facilities not far from the marina entrance. Our traditional shopping centre is within Church Street where many independent retails outlets are located, also the "Hat & Feathers" bar and restaurant owned by Wetherspoons.
The seafront along North Terrace is just opposite the marina where you can find a number of bars, cafes, restaurants, ice cream shops and not forgetting the popular fish & chips bar & takeaway.
Wetherspoons "Hat & Feathers" bar and restaurant in Church Street
Byron Place shopping centre
There is a variety of things to do and see along Seaham's coastline, all within walking distance of the marina. Whether your preference is visiting the busy pubs, cafes and restaurants or just going for a sightseeing stroll then we will have something that suits you. To the north of the marina we have the sea front bars, cafes and restaurants, recreational beaches, a Grade 1 listed Anglo Saxon church and the "2013 best hotel awards" five star Seaham Hall hotel. To the south you can enjoy a more peaceful walk along one of the best examples of natural coastline to absorb fabulous stretches of the award winning Durham Heritage Coast.
Byron Place shopping centre is within 200 metres of the marina entrance. It was named after the famous poet Lord Byron, who married at Seaham Hall in 1815. Shop opening times are generally 9am to 6pm with extended opening hours to 10pm for Asda store. Sunday openings are 10am to 4pm.
Seaham Harbour Marina
Main entrance of Seaham Hall
St Mary the Virgin church is located half a mile north of the marina entrance. This church is only one of 20 like it in the country, a Grade 1 listed building recognized by part of its designs going back to Anglo Saxon times through to the Norman era (c 550 to 1066).
St Mary the Virgin church looking from the south east
Local bars, cafes & restaurants