Skegness, located in Lincolnshire, is a charming typical English town which offers plenty for the casual visitor to see and do. There are ample accommodations within the immediate area which will offer comfortable housing for the visitor to the local area. Visitors will also find plenty of dining and entertainment options in Skegness as well as in the surrounding area as well. The Humberside International Airport is situated only about a 40 minute drive from Skegness, making the town easily accessible to visitors from around the world. There is also a railway station that offers daily service as well.
Skegness is a seaside resort in Lincolnshire and faces on to the North Sea. The town is home to about 19,000 people but this number grows considerably during the summer season. Its coastal location means that it has been inhabited since at least the time of the Danish settlement of the country and until the railway arrived in 1875 the town was primarily a fishing village. The railway link to London put the town on the tourist map and the advertising poster saying "Skegness is so Bracing" is still regularly seen, referring to the winds that often blow into the town from the North Sea.
At one time Skegness Pier stretched almost two thousand feet into the ocean but it has been damaged by ships and storms over the years and is now considerably shorter. That said, it is still a major landmark on the seafront and contains amusement arcades and other attractions to keep you occupied.
The beach in the town is long and sandy and gets busy during the summer months. There are chalets available for hire as well as deckchairs so that you can relax and enjoy the sun. The beach is also home to a classic seaside donkey ride as well as more modern activities such as kitesurfing.
Just south of the town is Gibraltar Point, a nature reserve that covers two parallel sand dunes separated by saltmarsh. The visitor centre tells you in detail about the local wildlife and their habitats and has exhibits that allow you to look at some of these, such as the burrow of a natterjack toad. There is a golf course adjacent to the reserve.