Locals and visitors who love the “great outdoors” are being urged to make the most of huge improvements on the Lincolnshire coast.
Over the past 10 years, we have invested more than £1m to deliver lasting benefits for ramblers, dog walkers and nature lovers. As a result, a five-mile stretch of land between Chapel St Leonards and Sandilands has recently been designated as a Local Nature Reserve. This has meant that a growing number of visitors have the chance to get closer to nature.
A new 16-mile stretch of Lincolnshire coastal path, running between Mablethorpe and Skegness, is also now fully open.
It offers ramblers the chance to explore nature reserves, dunes and beach areas that attract a wealth of wildlife from around the world.
The Lincolnshire route is part of an ambitious plan – the England Coast Path – to eventually allow public access to the country’s entire coastline.
Chris Miller, the council’s countryside services team leader, said: “We’ve been working hard to turn our beautiful coast into a year-round visitor destination, and projects like these have already helped extend the traditional tourist season.
“This new reserve will build on that momentum, preserving our precious wildlife for future generations while also encouraging people to get out and explore the natural world.”
The latest exciting developments all enhance the range of attractions on offer in the Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park. They include a new North Sea Observatory, a £2m facility near Chapel St Leonards providing fabulous views of the area and its wildlife.
Highlights at a glance
- Chapel Six Marshes – ideally suited to those who may be less mobile, use a mobility scooter or walking aids. PE24 5XA
- North Sea Observatory – award-winning building perfect for looking out over the crashing waves while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee. Chapel Point, PE24 5XA
- Huttoft Car Terrace – perfect for those who like to drive and park for instant access to the beach and coastal walks. LN13 9RT
- Anderby Creek – one of the Lincolnshire coastline’s top spots for watching migrating birds and sometimes seals from the unique Round House viewing platform. PE24 5XW
Find out more about what the Lincolnshire coast has to offer.