Welcome to the NCI Skegness Lookout station.
NCI Skegness is a recipient of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
The Watch Station at NCI Skegness was opened by The High Sheriff of Lincolnshire Mrs JGA Hughes on 24th March 2017. It is a single storey demountable building purpose built for NCI Skegness
The building provides excellent purview to the wind farms and their workboats to the east, the foreshore at Butlin’s Holiday Centre some 2 miles to the north and Skegness central beach some 2 miles to the south. It overlooks the Winthorpe Beach, an increasingly popular bathing beach and Jacksons Corner Boatyard half a mile to the north where small boats, ribs and jet skis are launched throughout the year. The beach is also a magnet for anglers, dog walkers, detectorists, kite surfers and kayakers.
The purpose built Station is located on property once belonging to The Coal Industry Social and Welfare Organisation (CISWO) and now owned by Smiths Amusements Ltd, owners of "The View" pub and restaurant which houses the disused Coastguard Tower, and is in the the grounds of the building known locally as the "Miners Retreat". The postcode for Satellite Navigation is PE25 1QY, Map Reference (Landranger series) is TF573659 and the Lat and Long is 053°10.21N 000°21.082’E.
Approaching from the direction of Boston (SW) on the A52 follow the signs in Skegness for "A52 Mablethorpe". Turn left (North) on the A52 at "The Lumley" Interchange and follow Roman Bank for 2 miles. At the "Garden City" pub on your left, turn right (East) into Winthorpe Avenue, there is a SPAR shop at this turning on your right. Follow Winthorpe Avenue until you reach the seaward end where the gates are on your left.
Approaching from the North (Grimsby A16 or Lincoln A158) you will arrive at the Gunby Roundabout (adjacent to Gunby Hall and Gardens entrance) follow the signs for Skegness A158. After 6.8 miles you will arrive at the traffic lit cross roads where the A158 meets Roman Bank, turn left (North) and follow Roman Bank (A52) for 1.3 miles and turn right (East) into Winthorpe Avenue at the "Garden City"/Spar shop and continue as above