Your Journey to Owning a Static Caravan in Skegness

Thursday 8th February 2024 |Blue Anchor Leisure

Owning a static caravan is an affordable way to revisit your favourite holiday destination for years and years to come. For many holidaymakers, that destination is Skegness, a picturesque town on the Lincolnshire coast that holds all the charms of a traditional British seaside resort. Read on for a breakdown of the costs of owning a static caravan, a guide to premier holiday parks in Skegness, and steps to buying your first static caravan.

Why Skegness?

Famed for its stunning coastline, Lincolnshire has become a second home to tourists who return every year to explore the long sandy beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, and beautiful natural landscape. Skegness, in particular, is distinguished by its century-old pier and array of family-friendly attractions. In 2023, Skegness Beach was awarded the Blue Flag certification for meeting the highest environmental standards. These protected areas are a sanctuary for native flora and fauna, offering visitors the opportunity to connect with nature through bird watching, educational tours, and conservation activities.

Caravan Ownership Skegness

1.) Decide on a Location 

When choosing between locations within the Skegness area, you can’t go wrong. Each of our parks is situated by the breathtaking coastline and provides a range of amenities for you to consider. However, a caravan purchase is a long-term commitment, so it’s worth researching each of these locations:

    • Ingoldmells:

      Located 3 miles north of Skegness, Ingoldmells is a favourite destination for families who desire to be in close proximity to the Fantasy Island theme park. 
    • Chapel St Leonards:

      Relax in the peaceful village of Chapel St Leonards. Just a short drive away from Skegness, this location is home to some of the most pristine beaches Lincolnshire has to offer. 
    • Mablethorpe:

      A bit further away from Skegness, Mablethorpe is another seaside town with beautiful beaches and a seal sanctuary. 

  • Skegness: If you prefer to stay in the heart of this lively town, Skegness offers direct access to its attractions without the need for long drives.

Winthorpe: Part of the greater Skegness area, Winthorpe is ideal for long walks along the wide promenade and provides easy access to the attractions of Skegness. It’s also within walking distance of the Fantasy Island amusement park where entrance is completely free.

2.) Choose a Holiday Park 

Consider which amenities are top of your list. Are you after a quiet and peaceful holiday park? Do you need to be in close range to a supermarket or restaurant? For a holiday park bustling with activity visit Golden Palm Resort to explore onsite entertainment, kids play areas, arcades, and more. In need of a tranquil retreat away from the hubbub of tourists? Croft Bank is a quiet, owners-only holiday park located within the range of Nature Reserves and the Lincolnshire Wolds area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A family of four walking around a Blue Anchor caravan site

3.) Assess the Costs 

Beyond the initial price of your caravan, there are several additional costs to consider. Firstly, annual site fees are charged by the caravan park and contribute to the maintenance of the park's facilities, grounds, and infrastructure. Like any other property, caravans require general maintenance, which can include anything from repairs to servicing appliances. As for insurance, that would cover theft, damage, and belongings inside the caravan, and utilities may also incur extra costs. 

If you’re unable to pay the price upfront, we can help you secure a loan or financing plan to purchase your dream caravan. Contact our head office on 01754 874444 for advice on how to proceed with your budgeting.

4.) Book a Viewing 

Before you settle on your holiday park, arrange a visit with your family so you can soak up the atmosphere and find out which holiday park is right for you. This will be your second home, after all, so dedicate as much time as you need to explore the area. Assess whether the facilities are accessible and suitable for your needs. You’ll find all the basics such as laundrettes and children’s play areas, but what about swimming pools, restaurants, arcades, and mini golf? Find out all the answers to your questions by arranging a viewing at one of our 16-holiday parks.

5.) Select a Caravan for Sale

Discover all the perks of owning a static caravan by exploring our caravans for sale. Blue Anchor Leisure has a range of quality pre-owned and brand-new caravans featuring cosy living spaces for you and your family. We continually invest in the development of new holiday parks and our existing facilities. Follow us on social media to stay updated with all the latest news.

For advice on your caravan selection or to arrange a viewing, Call us on 01754 874444.

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