Reserves & Observatories

North Sea Observatory

Chapel St Leonards

This two million pound attraction is the UK’s only purpose-built Marine Observatory, located at Chapel Point on the North edge of Chapel St Leonards, a few miles north of Skegness. Home to the Seascape Café, public toilets, and gallery.

  • Cafe / Tea Room
  • Parking
  • Accessible
  • Toilets
  • Baby Facilities
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Groups Welcome
  • Meeting Facilities

Café, gallery and the UK’s only purpose built Marine Observatory.

This spectacular building was completed in 2018 and is open all year round.

A purpose built and accessible marine observatory, art space, exhibition venue for work related to the local area and café with public toilets and car park. A visit to the observatory is the perfect start or end to a bracing walk along the beach. The Seascape café is open every day and is noted for its early morning and evening events and dramatic views across the beach. 


A perfect spot for bird watching. There are great views along the beach from the North Sea Observatory and also out to sea. Binoculars are provided in the café.

North Sea Observatory cafe

Seascape Café

Open every day, the popular café is becoming noted for its early morning and evening events. Whether you sit inside in front of the huge windows or outside on the terrace, the views across the beach and sea are spectacular.

North Sea Observatory art

Art Gallery

Open during exhibitions or workshops and exhibits works related to Lincolnshire coast’s natural history and the local area.

opening times

10:00 - 16:00
9:00 - 16:00

entry & prices

Entry is free, for more information please visit: 

Lincs Natural Coast

more information

Chapel Six Marshes

Chapel St Leonards


PE24 5XQ

Tel: 01522 552222