The Driftwood Hotel (Lincolnshire)
The Driftwood Hotel is centrally located in Skegness, 300 metres from Skegness Beach and only 100 metres from Skegness Pier. Free WiFi access is available in every room, and several have sea views. There is free on-street parking for guests.
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- Skegness Pier has had a chequered history from its humble start as a promenade for the inhabitants of a small but popular Victorian holiday town it has now grown into the focal attraction of holiday visitors. It now enjoys hundreds of thousands of visitors every year as they walk along the pier and take in the spectacular views of Skegness beach and enjoy the many traditional seaside attractions like the carousel, trampolines, cafes, restaurants, ten pin bowling, laser quest, ice creams, Adventure World, video games, and glow bowling! The pier is right at the centre of the Skegness seafront and has ample parking nearby. For those interested in a little history, Skegness Pier construction was started in 1879 and 2 years later opened in June 1881. The pier was originally a T-shape with a concert hall at the pier head along with departing and arriving steamboat trips. A storm in January 1978 caused major damage and due to the cost, part of the pier was demolished. The pier is now 118 m (387 ft) long with no evidence of the original pier head.
- Skegness beach is probably Lincolnshire’s most renown beach, it’s called Skeg, Skeggy and Skegvegas by those who have been there and is one of the county’s most visited seaside resorts and in particular for those in the East Midlands. It’s a perfect, wide, sandy beach with promenade gardens and boating lakes. All visitor reviews speak of the cleanliness of this beach, the facilities and the fun they’ve had there all year round. There are great restaurants and cafes and a lot of attractions allowing a really good day out whatever the weather!It’s a great sandy beach for surfing, bodyboarding, swimming, boating and canoeing as the water is shallow with a gradual gradient and the surf is not too wild making it a perfect spot for those with little children as well. Facilities at the beach include large car park and street parking, seasonal lifeguards, toilets incl. disabled, deckchair/chalet/beach hut hire, restaurants/cafes, first aid facilities, pier, promenade, amusements and slipway.
- The Village Church Farm is an open air “living history” farming museum run by volunteers. When you visit you will see what farming life was really like. Open from Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 3pm. Admission to the museum is by donation. For more information please visit The Village Church Farm website
- Ingoldmells beach is a large sandy family beach to the north of Skegness. Ingoldmells is a popular East Coast tourist location with many caravan and holiday parks. The beach and surrounding resort has all the facilities you would expect to support the large numbers of families staying in the parks. Billy Butlin opened the UK’s first holiday camp at Ingoldmells in 1936.
- Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve runs for about three miles from Skegness to The Wash and covers around 430 hectares of sea shore, an extensive complex of sand dunes, marshes and freshwater habitats. It is a totally unspoilt stretch of coastline important for its international scientific interest and managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust The public is welcome here and there are pathways that lead you easily through the different habitats and keep the intrusion on nature to a minimum. An observation platform for the public to view the Mere and the lagoon is at Mill Hill and gives you a wide panoramic view of the area. Designated as a site of international wetland importance, the reserve is an area of geomorphological importance. There’s a great visitors centre where you can explore the habitats through the multi media and interactive displays. We’ve heard The Point Cafe is good too with scrumptious food being served while you kick back and soak up Mother Nature at her best. The reserve staff offer guided walks, children’s activities, day and residential training courses. The reserve is open from 10am to 4pm daily but may close early in bad weather conditions. Admission is free but car parking charges apply and they ask that groups book in advance.
- Anderby Creek beach is a sandy unspoilt beach backed by sand dunes between Skegness and Mablethorpe on the North Sea coast. Although Anderby Creek has many caravan sites it is not filled with Arcades like its larger neighbours. Parking available, toilets, beach side cafe, shops in the village.
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