The sun’s shining, the air is warm and summer is in full swing. And what better way to spend a beautiful summers day than at the beach. Ok, so you won’t find the sea front in Nottingham, but within just a couple of hours you’ll be walking along the sandy beaches and taking in the fresh sea air. So, dig out your flip flops and grab your bucket and spade. Here are 3 seaside locations well worth a visit:

Skegness is one of the UK’s premier seaside resorts and best known as the location of the first Butlins holiday resort. Located on the Lincolnshire coast, and boasting a Blue Flag Central Beach it’s the perfect place to relax on a sunny day. When it gets too hot, cool off in the sea or take advantage of one of the many indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Distance from Lace Market Studios = 1 hr 57 mins.

Also located on the Lincolnshire coast, is Mablethorpe; a small seaside town with a beautiful sandy award-winning beach. But there’s more to the town than just sand. Famous for its amusement arcades, you’ll be entertained for hours. And what beach would be complete without donkeys and a sand train? You’ll find it all in Mablethorpe. Distance from Lace Market Studios = 2 hrs.

Blackpool; where do we start? From Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Blackpool Tower, to Madame Tussauds and Sea Life centre, you’ll find it all in Blackpool. And if that wasn’t enough to keep you entertained, then how about a waterpark, a zoo and 3 piers (South, North and Central Pier)? And after all that, take a breather and relax on the beach! Distance from Lace Market Studios = 2 hrs 37 mins.

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