Three new gateways have been created to welcome visitors to the Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park and help them to explore its ‘beautiful’ surroundings.
The gateways feature information panels about the park’s five miles of sandy beaches, open skies and wildlife while highlighting other attractions nearby.
Lincolnshire County Council’s executive member for the environment said: “These new gateways will undoubtedly draw new visitors to the coast.
“Tourism is a vital industry for the area and we are working hard to help people coming all year round, and not just during the summer season.
“Hopefully local businesses will soon enjoy the benefits these latest improvements bring.”
The main gateway is located at Farmer Brown’s Ice Cream Parlour and Tea Room at Huttoft, with the other two at the Cloud Bar in Anderby Creek and Huttoft Car Terrace.
Darren Brown from Farmer Brown’s says the outside display features maps, leaflets and walking guides, which are accessible even when the cafe is closed.
“Inside there’;s further info on wildlife and farming in the area, along with a beautiful hand-painted mural depicting the landscape, seasons and attraction of the Coastal Country Park,” he said.
The other tow gateways also feature information panels and notice boards about future events in the park.
Alford and Sutton ward-holder Coun Stephen Pal mer said: “I fully encourage any project in the Coastal Country Park that helps inform or encourage people, both local and tourists alike, to sue the area to maximum advantage.”
The work was funded through the Rural Development Programme, with contributions from the county council, Farmer Brown’s Ice Cream Parlour and the Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes Project.