Skegness - Mablethorpe Guide 

Skegness fits very well into the category of traditional English seaside resorts - miles of sandy beaches, long promenade, clean seawater and masses of entertainments. What more could you ask for - many visitors don't want anything else and return year after year to this popular Lincolnshire resort. 

Skegness LightsFor details of Skegness Hotels and Holidays, Guest Houses, Cottages  and to visit Attractions. Go to Skegness Hotels  Guest Houses and Cottages

The resort is ideal for young families, the retired and those with limited mobility, as the seafront area is very accessible. However it is also a great base for walkers and birdwatchers as there are miles of unspoilt beaches on either side of the main resort. 



Skegness owes at least part of its success to the effects of one of the best known posters that have ever appeared to promote a seaside resort. This is the famous 'Jolly Fisherman' poster designed by John Hassall in 1908 with its slogan - Skegness - it's so bracing! The poster was originally designed to advertise special offers of excursions from Kings Cross in London to the resort and these proved so successful that around 300,000 people visited the resort annually at that time. Since then the poster has been revamped many times and still appears regularly to promote the resort. There is now a 'Jolly Fisherman' statue in the town. 




Skegness coast dunesMablethorpe is a charming resort situated to the north of Lincolnshire’s coastline.  That has a wide appeal across the ages and interests. It is a wonderful centre for families and senior citizens alike who return again and again.  Mablethorpe has a wealth of things for the visitor to do; the Seal Sanctuary and Nature Centre, play centres, funfairs and a super range of charming shops to pick up that special memento. 

There are miles and miles of unspoilt beaches in this area ideal for walking, observing nature and exploring. There is a sand train which runs in the summer and takes people to the northern part of the beach. 



Places to visit in Skegness and Mablethorpe

Natureland Seal Sanctuary - Seals, Penguins and Fish - North Parade, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25 1DB

Skegness Pier 

The National Parrot Sanctuary - Parrot centre - 01754 820107

Skegness Cable Ski Centre - Waterskiing with no boat! - Skegness Water Leisure Park Walls Lane Skegness Lincolnshire, PE25 1JF U.K. Telephone: 07889 243889

Skegness Natureland Seal Sanctuary - North Parade Skegness Lincolnshire PE25 1DB Phone: 01754 764345

Sharky's Family Entertainment Centre - Central Promenade Mablethorpe Lincolnshire LN12 1RG England Phone: 01507 479999

Hardys Animal Farm  - Anchor Lane Ingoldmells Skegness PE25 1LZ England Phone: 01754 872267

Kids Adventure Centre - Spanish City, High Street, Mablethorpe Lincolnshire LN12 1AL Phone: 01507 477310

Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve - Phone: +44 (0) 1754 762677

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Centre - They have a Lancaster bomber, Spitfires and Hurricanes in working order - RAF Coningsby, Coningsby, Lincoln Lincolnshire LN4 4SY Phone: +44 (0) 1526 344041

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