Seaford is located on Port Phillip, 5 kilometres north of the city of Frankston. It is one of several gateways to the Mornington Peninsula and its many beaches.
The commercial centre of Seaford extends along one side of the Nepean Highway both north and south of Station Street and along Station Street itself. A group of shops and a supermarket can also be found at the corner of Seaford Road and Frankston-Dandenong Road.
The Nepean Highway follows the bayside coastline through Seaford and is free from commercial development along its western side. The Seaford Foreshore Reserve lines the coast, consisting of walking tracks through the bush and recreational facilities. The Seaford Pier is located opposite Station Street and is a popular spot for fishing or swimming in the surrounding calm waters. Seaford has over 5 kilometres of sandy beaches which are clean and safe for swimming along an essentially straight section of coastline.
As well as the beach, Seaford offers visitors a number of other natural attractions. The Kananook Creek Reserve is a lineal park which follows the route of the creek and features native bushland, canoe launching ramps and a 6 kilometre walking track. The Kananook Creek passes through the commercial centre of Seaford on Station Street and through Broughton Reserve where there are extensive lawns, BBQ and picnic facilities, walking tracks and platforms overlooking creek. The Belvedere Bushland Reserve, located in Ti-Tree Crescent, consists of 7 hectares of heathland vegetation which is home to many different indigenous plant species and native animals.