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Visiting Skegness, One Of Lincolnshire's Top Seaside Resorts

Feb 21, 2008
The seaside resort of Skegness is famous for its long sandy beaches and was the home of the first Butlins resort.

The town of Skegness is still a regular destination for holidays in England - usually either as short breaks or day trips to the seaside. It has often been called the Blackpool of the East. It faces the North Sea and the winds that often blow in from the sea gave rise to the town's slogan "Skegness is so bracing".

The main seafront has all the usual attractions of a British seaside resort. You or your children can take a donkey ride along the beach, ride one of the many fairground rides and take in a game of "crazy golf". If you have children with you, maybe you would prefer one of the more traditional seaside pastimes such as building sandcastles (don't worry if you've forgotten your bucket and spade - there are plenty of places to buy replacements). Or you could take advantage of the wind and try your hand at kite flying.

If the weather turns against you, or if you want to get out of the midday sun, then you can maybe visit the world's annual Meccano exhibition which takes place each year at the Embassy Theatre, just off the seafront.

As you would expect from a British seaside resort, Skegness has a pier. It has seen many changes in the time it has been standing and has moved with the times. You can now play a game of ten pin bowling or safely shoot at your friends at the laser quest game that is also on the pier.

Parrot fans will want to visit the National Parrot Sanctuary which has over 1200 parrots and is the only zoo dedicated to parrots in the whole of Europe.

Just a few miles away from the town is the nature reserve of Gibraltar Point. This has two large sand dunes - called the east and west dunes respectively - which are kept separate by an area of saltmarsh. The reserve starts at the southern end of Skegness and stretches around three miles down the coast. You can take in the dunes as part of a tour of the visitor's centre, including the Wild Coast Exhibition with interactive displays to keep inquisitive minds occupied. Or you may prefer to play a relaxing game of golf on the inland (west) dunes.

Because of its reputation as a popular seaside resort, Skegness has lots of places to stay. These range from the familiar chain hotels through to smaller, family run hotels and guest houses where you will be able to find out information on what to do and where to go that is normally reserved for locals.

Or if your stay is for a longer time, you may prefer to stay in one of the many local caravan parks that offer the opportunity for a self catering holiday in the area.

Shoppers in Skegness will want to head towards the Hildreds shopping centre or to Lumley Road. Between these two, you will find a wide range of shops to look around and find local bargains.
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