Chapel St. Leonards is both a village and a parish that lies on the North Sea about 7 miles north of Skegness, a mile north of Ingoldmells and two miles north of Addlethorpe parish off the A52 trunk road. Hogsthorpe parish is immediately to the west.
This is a holiday town, with all the good and bad that go with being a tourist attraction. The city sports miles of golden sand beaches and the businesses that cater to the summer visitor. In August, the village hosts a week-long carnaval festival. For folks on holiday, there are caravan parks, but no tent-camping facilities near the village. For more information, contact:
- Chapel St Leonards Visitor Centre:
The Village Centre
Chapel St Leonards
Tel: 01754 872415
Fax: 01754 872415
E-Mail: East Lindsey Tourism.
- For those who caravan, book ahead. Check the Skegness Caravan Site, which includes the Benvenute Caravan Park, Trunch Lane, Chapel St Leonards. Telephone 01754 873065.
- For those who don't wish to haul their housing around with them, consider a stay at the Seayr Hotel, 25 South Road, Chapel St Leonards, Lincolnshire, PE24 5TL, Tel: 01754 872810.
- Visit our Lincolnshire Touring page.
There is a Chapel Pit Nature Preserve of over 3 acres in the parish, maintained by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust:
Excavated for clay for the repair of the sea banks following the floods of 1953, the flooded pit has marginal reedbeds and aquatic plants, such as water-crowfoot and great reedmace. Fifteen species of ducks have been recorded, mainly in winter. Grebes, divers and wild swans are also often seen in winter. In summer breeding species include reed and sedge warblers, lesser whitethroat, and great crested and little grebes. In August and September thousands of migrating swallows and house martins roost in the reedbeds. Screens of willows around the banks of the pits have been planted in order to reduce disturbance to birds.
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