Below are just a few places you can visit whilst staying at The Dell by the Sea.

Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve

Gibraltar Point Nature ReserveGibraltar Point National Nature Reserve is an area of some 430 hectares comprising sandy and muddy seashores, sand-dunes, saltmarshes and freshwater habitats extending for a distance of about 3 miles along the Lincolnshire coast, from the southern end of Skegness to the entrance of the Wash.

Gibraltar Point Nature ReserveThe Reserve is managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust under a lease from its owners the Lincolnshire County Council and East Lindsey District Council.

The primary function of the Reserve, which is recognized as an area of international scientific interest, is to conserve this unspoilt stretch of coastline and its important communities of plants and animals. Within the Reserve is the most extensive complex of sand-dunes and salt marshes in Lincolnshire.

Gibraltar Point Nature ReserveManagement is designed to assist visitors to enjoy and appreciate the area. There is a network of paths, designed to take the visitor easily around the major habitats whilst keeping disturbance to a minimum. Many typical plants growing in characteristic habitats are labelled at points where they may easily be seen from the paths.

There is an observation platform at Mill Hill with extensive views of the surrounding landscape, and public hides overlook the Mere and Fenland Lagoon. The Nature Reserve is recognized both nationally and internationally as an area of outstanding wildlife and geomorphological importance. It has been designated an SSSI, NNR, RAMSAR (site of international wetland importance), SPA (EC Birds directive).

The Visitor Centre is the ideal place to start or end your visit to this internationally important nature reserve. Explore the habitats of the reserve using the interactive and audio-visual displays of the Wild Coast Exhibition, learn more about the environment in the Nature Discovery Room, relax and enjoy delicious food and drink in The Point Café, sit back and enjoy the views from The Look Out and browse for great gifts in the Gift Shop.

Fantasy Island - Ingoldmells

Fantasy IslandFantasy Island is Britain's first themed indoor family resort and amusement park and is a magical world of fun, thrills and experiences for all the family.

It is located in Ingoldmells near Skegness. There is a great selection of catering establishments with a choice of menus.

Adjacent to Fantasy Island is Europes largest 7 day indoor market. Here you will find stalls, shops, craft workers and demonstrators, traditional auctioneers and live fashion shows.

For children, there is a fantastic interactive character show that will run continuously throughout the season.

Donna Nook Grey Seal Colony

(PLEASE NOTE:- This site attracts hundreds of weekend visitors. Go early in the morning or during the week for a quieter and more relaxed visit.)

Donna Nook Grey Seal ColonyDonna Nook Grey Seal ColonyThe British population of grey seals is of great international conservation importance and we are fortunate to have a thriving colony on the Lincolnshire coast.

For much of the year the seals are at sea or hauled out on distant sandbanks, but during the winter they come to breed near the dunes on the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve at Donna Nook. They are present on the beach in November and December.

The RAF Bombing Range at Donna Nook provides the seals with a relatively disturbance-free site for hauling out. The seals are not the least bit concerned by the planes. Staff at RAF Donna Nook make every effort to make sure that no harm comes to any animal because of military activity.

The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust manages Donna Nook as a Nature Reserve with the agreement of the Ministry of Defence.

Address:- Near Saltfleet and Grainthorpe Haven, Lincolnshire Tel:- Lincs Wildlife Trust 01507 526667

Other places to visit

SO Festival, Skegness
Embassy Theatre, Skegness
Seal Sanctuary, Mablethorpe
Skegness Natureland Seal Sanctuary
Skegness Stadium - Stockcar racing
Hardy's Animal Farm