On weekend breaks in Skegness, you'll enjoy a real taste of traditional British seaside life with sunbathing in the summer months, bracing beach walks in the winter and children's fun on the Victorian pier. The town also offers a great choice of shops and restaurants along with visitor attractions that include the National Trust's Gunby Hall, and the sight of appealing seal pups at a rescue centre and sanctuary.
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From the pier to the Blue Flag beach, many of the attractions in Skegness are on or near the Grand Parade. This promenade flanks the pier and provides a pleasant place to start your visit with its sea views and pretty gardens.
1. Skegness Beach
Winner of many clean-beach awards, Skegness Beach is a wide stretch of yellow sand where at low tide, children have fun searching for crabs and fish in the long lagoon.
2. Skegness Pier
Time and weather have taken their toll and the pier is not quite as long as it used to be in its late-Victorian heyday. It does, however, offer fine views out to the North Sea and makes for a wonderful walk as the sun sets.
3. Natureland Seal Sanctuary
Lying close to the beach is this safe haven for injured and lost pups that get washed up on Lincolnshire's beaches. Watch the seals being fed in the Sanctuary Bay Pool and learn about the rehabilitation programme that releases them back into the North Sea.
4. Gunby Estate Hall and Gardens
This beautiful Grade I listed house was the seat of the Massingberd family for nearly 300 years. Visit highlights include a bathroom with a glorious view, fine oak staircase, wildflower walks and the walled kitchen garden.
5. Skegness Aquarium
If rain falls, escape to Skegness Aquarium with its pirate-themed exhibits and underwater tunnel where sharks and rays swim around you. Visitors can enjoy learning about maritime life at interactive stations along the way.