14 September 2010

Skegness - Singularly Scrofulous

From 'O'-level geography one will recall that longshore drift accounts for the gradual reduction in sediment particle size as one moves south along the Lincolnshire coastline, with mud defining The Wash. At Skeggy though there are sand dunes. And that's it.

The pier, built 1881, was at that time the fourth longest in England, but was very much shortened in 1978 as a result of storm damage. It now barely extends beyond the line of high tide. Crude and ugly, Skegness doesn't even have the faded charm of Morecambe, Blackpool, or Barmouth - it's just plain depressing. Avoid.

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