Chapel St. Leonard’s Beach, Lincolnshire- July 2021

This was from a walk from Chapel St’ Leonard’s heading north on the beach. About six miles.

I didn’t find the town itself very exciting. It was very quiet when I arrived around 8am. It was a lot busier later in the day. A lot of people go there to retire.

I parked in Parklands car park which is a ten minute stroll from the sea front.

I wouldn’t exactly classify this as ‘an exciting walk’ but it was pleasant enough: a warmish sun, a fresh wind and probably five or six people at the most, getting very busy around 11am.

You can see the excitement of Skegness in the distance if that’s your thing?

Some curious lumps of petrifies wood. I thought it might be a piece of forest from Doggerland, then name given to the land that is now under the North Sea. It might also be from a ship?

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Anderby Creek, Lincolnshire – June 2021

A lovely walk from Anderby Creek heading south on the Lincolnshire Coast. A hidden gem!

The car park is directly on the beach.

There’s also a cafe next to the car park serving breakfasts, burgers and chips – the usual healthy fare beloved by the British! The fry up breakfast after the walk was ok.

I don’t think I’ve done the place any justice with the pictures but I enjoyed seeing the horses enjoying some salt water therapy – see the video below (edited).

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Cayton Bay – July 2021

Cayton Bay: this is probably one of my favourite beach walks. It’s very small at 1.5 miles from end to end but it’s beautiful and isolated. The weather was glorious with strong sunshine from early morning.

You’ll spot Scarborough Castle and Scarborough itself in some of the pictures but it could be a thousand miles away. Just be warned, it’s a very steep descent to get to the beach and a knackering ascent to get back up again!

You’ll find an easily accessible car park near the steps down to the beach. The steps themselves are a challenge as I’ve mentioned.

I just added the pictures of the remains of pill-boxes from the Second World War which are dotted along this coastline. They were meant to help defend the country if there was a Nazi invasion.

Many are now in ruins because coastal erosion has sent them plummeting from cliffs above down to the beach. Occasionally they survive on beaches in good order. They knew how to make stuff then!

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Filey Bay – July 2021

I had an enjoyable walk along Filey Bay at the end of July 2021. The town itself isn’t too exciting for me. It’s a perfectly acceptable Victorian seaside resort and gets very popular from late morning onwards. My interest was Filey Bay itself.

I’d originally intended to park on the north side of Filey and walk along the promenade and then on the beach heading south. Unfortunately none of the parking meters were working (neither cash nor card), so after fifteen exasperating minutes I had to move. I eventually ended up parking south of Filey at West Avenue Car Park. Be warned that credit and debit cards didn’t work there either!

Happily it was only a short walk to the beach. Beware of high tides as you head south. It’s perfectly ok to walk about three miles to Hunmanby Gap but then the high tides don’t allow much beach walking. Check high tides here.

There is a car park at Hunmanby Gap but it’s unclear what times it opens if you want an early start. There’s nowhere else to park and you’ll see lots of signs from locals about not blocking driveways. There’s a cafe too.

It was a wild and windy day with some rain but nothing to spoil the morning. The pictures make it all look very grey and forbidding but there were sunny spells ever so often!

Like much of this part of the Yorkshire coast, there’s a lot of coastal erosion and you can see the remains of pillboxes from the Second World War which have fallen from the cliff tops onto the beach. Some still intact!

It gets busy around 11am. A tiny number of visitors are loud and undesirable but the majority of people are perfectly ok.

Click on the pictures to see the area more clearly.

These pictures and videos are @Aidan Parr 2021, so please ask permission if you want to use them. I’ll probably say ‘yes’!