If you’re looking to get away from it all with a break in a static caravan, then there are few better places to do it than Lincolnshire, which boasts a host of seaside attractions to entertain you and the kids. In this article, we’ll run through some of the more popular caravan parks in the area, and consider what each has to offer.
Ingoldmells is a small town, just north of Skegness, Lincolnshire. It’s a fantastic beach resort with excellent links to the surrounding countryside, and to Skegness itself.
Sunnymede Caravan Park
This Caravan Park is nestled in the heart of Ingoldmells, just beside Fantasy Island and Eastgate Market. You’ll find some of the finest blue-flag beaches just a five minute walk away – and if you’re looking for something more, you can always hop in the car and make the short jaunt southward to Skegness. Sunnymede is an ideal base camp for those looking to visit Fantasy Island. There you’ll find a number of record-holding rollercoasters, including the Millennium, which holds the considerable distinction of being the longest looping rollercoaster on the continent; and the Jubilee odyssey, the world’s longest suspended looping rollercoaster, with the steepest drop in Europe.If you’re looking for a trip to somewhere a little less exhilarating, then you might consider nearby Butlins, where you’ll find sports courts, a cinema, and a smorgasbord of different foodstuffs; or you might consider a visit to nearby Hardy’s Animal Farm, where you’ll find an array of birds and farm animals, as well as an adventure playground.
Stevenson’s Golden Sands
The Golden Sands Holiday Park offers a great deal for young and old tourists alike. It’s been run by the Stevenson family for more than half a century, and enjoys its own private access to the adjacent beach, where tourists might access the promenade via either a staircase, or the ramp at nearby Vicar’s point.
Of course, if you’ve like a holiday in Skegness itself, then you should also consider staying there. Fortunately, the town boasts a wealth of suitable caravan parks for tourists to stay in.
Peacehaven Caravan Park
Peacehaven’s location is ideal, being situated far enough from the main pier to be quiet and secluded, and yet near enough that you can easily access all of the local entertainments and shops during your stay. The park is run by Blue Anchor leisure, who also own Fantasy Island. If you’re looking for a caravan park to stay in while exploring the various attractions that Skegness has to offer, then you’ll find few more suitable than this one!
North Shore Caravan Park
This caravan park is located just to the north of Skegness, just a short walk away from the town’s northernmost beaches. The park is easily accessible via the nearby A52, though the caravan complex itself is set far enough within the grounds that it’s secure against intruders. The park therefore is safe for families with small children. Here you’ll find licensed premises, as well as shops, children’s play areas, and a raft of amenities. There’s grass-court tennis, mini-golf and nine-hole pitch-and-putt. You’ll need to pay a small additional charge to make use of these features, but this is well worth it.
Chapel St Leonards
Chapel St Leonards is a small village, just north of Ingoldmells, which is perfect for those looking for a secluded holiday in Lincolnshire. It’s just a short drive away from the nearby resorts of Ingoldmells, Sutton-on-Sea and Mablethorpe, and (of course) Skegness itself. You’ll find a raft of arcades to keep your children entertained, as well as all of the distractions in nearby Ingoldmells, including the theme park, the Butlins and the animal farm. If you’re more into seclusion and quiet than bright lights and glitz, then you might instead venture to the nearby Gibraltar point nature reserve, where you can enjoy both sea and coarse fishing. You might also venture to the nearby market towns of Spilsby, Alford and Louth, where markets are held every week.
This park is family run, and has been for the last four decades. You’ll find static caravans available to rent here, as well as fully-furnished holiday bungalows. Both are located right next to one another, so you’ll be able to access all of the features the park has to offer, whichever you choose. If you’re thinking of something a little more permanent and upmarket, then you might instead consider the two-bedroom chalets on the grounds. Those who’ve long-dreamed of their own little home beside the sea might find the idea attractive. The grounds are home to a number of different amenities, which will be able to provide you with entertainment throughout your stay. There is the King’s Oak club, where you’ll find entertainment every night throughout the summer. There’s also bingo and auctions, a children’s play-area, a fish-and-chip shop and unisex hairdressers. But by far the greatest attraction here are the miles of uninterrupted beach just a short walk from the campsite.
If you’re in search of a secret place to hide away for a week or two in the Lincolnshire countryside, then Hill View static caravan park might be exactly the thing. It’s a perfect compromise between seclusion and convenience, being excellently located for easy access to the nearby towns and resorts we’ve mentioned. Hill View has a particular focus on fishing, with two match-quality lakes for coarse fishing, and two smaller ponds. There are roughly seventy different privately-owned pitches here, as well as two rental cottages and space for a few tents, too.
If you’re looking for somewhere to eat during your stay, then you’ll find it at the local Waterfront Café Bar, whose menu includes a range of British classics, as well as pasta and vegetarian options. You’ll be able to enjoy an excellent Sunday roast here, thanks to the carvery – but those looking to do so should book well in advance in order to avoid disappointment. If you’re looking to enjoy great food in a great setting, then this is the place to do it.