About Chapel St Leonards, Skegness
Chapel St Leonards is a village and parish, situated 5 miles north of the resort of Skegness. the village is in a lovely location, next to several miles of long sandy beaches, a perfect location for caravan holiday parks, close to the resort of Ingoldmells, and the Lincolnshire Wolds.
Chapel Point, a landmark a mile north of the village has a restored part of a major World War II coastal defence line; the restoration included the Gun Structure and the Viewing Platform, with delightful beach huts looking out to sea.
Chapel St Leonards has shops, amusements, post office, chemist, pubs cafes, icecream vendors, restaurants, trinket shops and access past these shops takes you to the long promenade which edges the long sandy beach. Along this promenade are hidden treasures like the Admiral Benbow, a small, yet beatifully composed pub which looks out over the sea- the perfect stops on the sunny days for a cool beverage.
The Golden Palm Resort, formaly known as Robin Hood Caravan Park is situated along the road to the village. It has The Maid Marion Pub and The Club Tropicana, amusements, shops, swimming pool, launderette, and takeaways on site. The Clubhouse has entertainment which is second to none, has a childrens area and of course bingo in the afternoons and evenings. different acts and tribute bands frequently play here. the caravan park has a beach entrance,(which is accessed through a small road) various childrens parks with swings and slides and the caravan park is home to a vast variety of holiday homes. Outside the caravan park is a bus stop which is ideal should you wish to leave the car. Just a short walk away is Trunch Lane which again has lots of shops, pubs and amusement arcades and at the bottom of the lane is Lakeside Leisure, a fun day out with fishing lakes, water rides and wildlife. At the opposite end of Trunch Lane is Watermeadows Fishery which has 3 lakes spanning the complex, new for 2012 there is a specimen lake being built with 30lb plus already being grown on to go in this new lake. Caravans, chalets, holiday homes, touring caravans and tents line the road housed by their holiday caravan parks. Hogsthorpe is a little village 2 miles out from the Golden Palm Resort where you can take the little ones or have a family day horse riding on Orchard Farm Equestrian. They cater for new riders or experienced and you can even book you or your children in for a beach ride, a lovely experience for the experienced riders, riding along the vast sandy beaches of Chapel St Leonards. Skegness Stadium is only a mile away for a wonderful night out for the entire family with stock car and banger racing
Ingoldmells, is only 2 miles away, has a varity of shops,and peering down overlooking the open outdoor markets is Fantasy Island, with its many rides. You can find fishing tackle shops stocking a wide variety of tackle including baits here. Too many shops to mention and plenty of pubs and eating houses, a great day out for the family.
A little further along the main road you will find the famous reort of Butlins. The resort is open from 10am to 6pm for day visitors. Waterworld with flumes and waves, go carts, sports courts, funfair, spa, meet Bob the Builder, Billy Bear and more, some of the kids favourites, restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, live entertainment in the weatherproof Skyline Pavillion.
And then, of couse you have Skegness with it's famous mascot 'The Jolly Fisherman'. Nature land, The 562 feet Pier, Embassy Theatre, The Clock Tower, RNLI is stationed here, Crazy Golf and fairground rides are just a few of the things to do in this holiday resort. It has a railway station and this is where you can see the statue of the jolly fisherman!
In the opposite direction form Chapel St Leonards you can find the seaside reorts of Sutton On Sea, and Mablethorpe, all within a few short miles, which along the way you can take in some of the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside.
All in all Chapel St Leonards is cenrally based for a wonderful holiday!