46 HARBOUR WALK, SEAHAM SR7 7DU
Our Seaham site opened its doors in September 2017 and is host to a hair training section, beauty training room as well as the church hall next door!
Free Parking available, toilets and kitchen on site. Free wifi is also available. Limited disabled access. Please enter the academy via the white door located that the LEFT of the salon entrance. Please note; local shops are not within walking distance therefore we do advise non-drivers to bring in lunch when on full day courses.
Miles shown in driving distance
Train Station – 85ft (1 min walking)
Jet Petrol Station 0.4 miles – 21 Tempest Rd, Seaham SR7 7AX
ALDI 0.5 miles – N Railway St, Seaham SR7 7DA
Asda 0.9 miles – Asda Seaham Superstore, Byron
Place, South Terrace, Seaham SR7 7HN
Sainsburys 1.0 miles – Featherbed Court, Seaham
A little history of Seaham
Seaham is County Durham’s only coastline town, and its name originates from the term Hamlet of on the sea. Seaham has many attractions that date back to the 7th Century, such as St Marys Church and Seaham Hall. The church is a Grade 1 listed building and is described by historians as one of the earliest Anglo Saxon churches in existence.
Although Seaham has been around for
hundreds of years; Seaham Harbour itself was not built until 1828 by the
Londonderrys. It quickly developed from a small town with shipping docks to one of the leading contributors in the region for
bottleworks and coal supplies. At the peak Seaham had three functioning mines
and the Londonderry bottleworks was the biggest in the UK.
A popular attraction at the heart of Seaham is Tommy – a distinctive metal statue of a soldier from the First World War which stands on the green by the seafront. The 9ft 5ins tall sculpture was created by local artist Ray Lonsdale. It is entitled ‘1101’ but affectionately known as ‘Tommy‘ by the local community. The sculpture was initially intended to be a temporary feature, however a local fund-raising in 2014 resulted in retaining the statue and has stole the hearts of many ever since. Seaham also has its food festival every year bringing people from all over the world to the small town with more than 100 stalls selling delicious street food and the finest local produce. The beautiful coastline also brought attraction from film makers for ‘Alien 3’ as features of ‘the blast beach’ (which was a wasteland for four mines in East Durham – Noses Point, Easington Colliery, Horden Colliery and Blackhall Colliery) made the perfect fit for the film. The beach is unrecognisable to the out-of-this world scenes which featured in ‘Alien 3’.