Visit Port Seton, East Lothian in Scotland

Port Seton

Port Seton was a traditional salt making village. Now a small seaside resort with a small harbour with a sand and shingle beach.

The perfect location for families holidaying at Seton Sands Holiday Village. Located just across the road, you won't have to venture far before you are strolling along the vast, sandy beach, dance around the sand dunes and paddling in the sea.

Port Seton Harbour

Visit the beautiful harbour

As you make your way towards the harbour, the beach becomes more shingle and rocky, perfect for the budding explore to check out the rockpools.

The beach stretches for approximately two miles showcasing golden sands and rocky areas with shallow rock pools. Take a moment to soak in the view and cast your eyes over the waters, simply breathtaking.

Beach across from Seton Sands Holiday Village

Gorgeous sandy beaches stretching for miles

Once a thriving fishing port, indeed it still has a fishing industry today, but on a much smaller scale. Take a stroll down to the harbour in the early hours to watch the fishermen bringing in their "catch of the day".

Environmental improvements made to the coastal walkway and harbours have made Port Seton a popular place for day trippers and holiday makers alike.



At Port Seton, keep your eyes open for the wildlife. Check out the rock pools for the small fish, crabs, sandworms, etc but you are also likely to find jellyfish, basking sharks and turtles. Do be careful though, remember this is their home and they won't survive if you start taking them off the beaches.

Beach landscape at Port Seton

A gorgeous footpath that runs alongside the beach offering stunning views. Teeming with wildlife and wildflowers, the scent from the flowers in spring is quite simply intoxicating. 

Tide Times

Always worth checking out the Tide Times during your stay. Nothing worse than looking forward to a stroll along the beach, only to find the tide is in. Though, all is not lost, pop along to the harbour with a crabbing net and haul in those crabs. 

Check out the local tide times : or

Activities and Facilities

In the immediate area you can find the following activities and facilities:

  • Amusement arcade
  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Donkey rides
  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • First aid point
  • Pets permitted
  • Family Fun


Where to stay

You will find plenty of holiday accommodation local to Port Seton. We have already mentioned Seton Sands Holiday Village just across the road. 

We have a Static Caravan for hire on Seton Sands. The owner, Linda, has provided the beach and harbour images to accompany this article.

Book a break away now to enjoy all that Port Seton has to offer. Don't take my word for it, explore away and please add your own reviews to this article.

Static Caravan for Hire, Seton Sands Holiday Village, Links Road, Port Seton, East Lothian, EH32 0QF