Welcome to
The Shoal Seaford

Seaford's Community Bench

History of The Shoal


The Shoal, Seaford’s Community Bench, is an exciting sculptural seating attraction being installed in three stages, the first of which was unveiled on 1 May 2017 and the second section  in October 2017.

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 is being 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?

Applications are now closed for Sprats, Sardines and Herrings for the third and final phase, planned for installation in April 2018

Spaces do remain for Mackerel plaques, which are placed along the top of the Monumental Mackerel, and 20 Love Fish for the romantic bunting. 

Application Process

If you would like a Mackerel plaque or a Love Fish on this fantastic sculpture, please submit your application form. Gift cards are available free of charge from The Tourist Information Office. 

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 up your Information Pack and Application Form

The Shoal Seaford

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

01323 872975


Open today

09:30 – 16:30

Application Form

Please download, complete and return the completed Application Form, together with your payment and dedication to the Facilities Department, Seaford Town Council.

Alternatively, Application Forms are available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre at 37 Church Street, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 1HG, or via email facilities@seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk

The Shoal Application Form (doc)


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