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The Shoal Seaford

Seaford's Community Bench

History of The Shoal


The Shoal, Seaford’s Community Bench, is an exciting sculptural seating attraction which has been  installed in three stages, the first of which was unveiled on 1 May 2017 and the final section in April 2018.

Located on Seaford's widest jetty at Splash Point, close to Seaford Head cliffs, the bench represents a remarkable stream meandering the length of the breakwater. The brainchild of Gabby Tofts, an inspirational gardener, and Christian Funnell, a renowned local sculptor, it is already drawing a lot of enthusiastic attention. 

Through generous sponsorship, this stunning sculptural bench has been built to benefit the whole community, becoming a destination with breathtaking views of Seaford Head and Seaford Bay for all to sit a while and enjoy. The galvanised, marine-grade steel used for the sculpture is vandal proof and has a lifespan of 20 years. 

What's next?

Due to the popularity of this project, Sprats, Sardines, Herrings and Love Fish are now sold out

Spaces do remain for Mackerel plaques, which are placed along the top of the Monumental Mackerel.

Application Process

If you would like a Mackerel plaque on this fantastic sculpture, please submit your application form. 

Contact Us

Get in contact!

If you are interested in being part of this fantastic project, contact us now

Download your application form below, contact us via email, or pop into the Tourist Information Centre at 37 Church Street, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 1HG to pick one up.

The Shoal Seaford

37 Church Street, Seaford, East Sussex Bn25 1HG, GB

01323 872975


Open today

09:30 – 16:30

Sponsorship Options

Download an Application Form Now

Download the application form to complete and return to facilities@seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk or 37 Church Street, Seaford, BN25 1HG.