Skegness Beach

Top Ten Beaches

Think family fun bucket and spade holidays, and Lincolnshire springs to mind. After all, Skegness was one of the UK’s first traditional seaside resorts. But there’s a quieter coastline too, just waiting to be explored. Here are a few of our top picks.


1. Anderby Creek

Forget the bustling arcades, fun fair rides and doughnut kiosks, this place is all about getting back to nature. A beautiful stretch of sandy, unspoilt beach framed by sand dunes, Anderby Creek is as delightful as the name suggests… a perfect example of Lincolnshire’s less well-known Natural Coast.

2. Cleethorpes

Fringed by a traditional promenade and flanked by Victorian gardens, there are miles of soft sandy beaches to keep any beach lover happy, but with plenty of amenities too. Take your kite, buggy or both and see why Cleethorpes is also recognised nationally as a great place to kite surf, with its inshore winds and designated beach.

3. Skegness

Looking for Blue Flag beaches, family attractions, fun-filled days and exciting nights? Well, we've got all that in bucket loads! Walk along the front at Skegness and it's a wonderland of family friendly attractions all day long. One of Britain’s first traditional seaside resorts and still one of the most popular… and it’s not hard to see why.

4. Huttoft

A large sandy expanse of beach over dunes, the real beauty of this spot is the wide terrace directly in front of the sand where you can park your car overlooking the sea. Pick up some fish and chips and head here to park up, tuck in and enjoy the views… whatever the weather.

5. Moggs Eye

A little further along the coast from Huttoft, offering a more sheltered beach.

6. Mablethorpe

You’ll find a safe, clean and vast Blue Flag beach here as well as arcades and family fun, ranging from crazy golf to boating and tennis. But this is also the home to our 'Bathing Beauties' – beach huts for the 21st century. There’s a giant 'Gin & Tonic' with a straw and a slice of lemon or the Victorian themed 'Camera Obscura'. Traditionally eccentric!

7. Sutton on Sea

One of our hidden secrets, the quieter sister of big brother Mablethorpe and more a small coastal village with wide sandy beach, popular with families and great for swimming. Life’s a little less hectic here and there’s a terrific children’s playground with paddling pool.

8. Chapel Six Marshes

A long, sandy beach just north of Chapel St Leonards, worth a visit to see one of the coast’s newest installations, the 'Structures on the Edge' Sound Tower. Located on the seafront, the new landmark focuses the senses and amplifies the windy nature of the site. It’s part of a project that is developing a gallery of artistic architecture along the coast.

9. Gibraltar Point

This is a beach for wildlife lovers rather than sun worshipers. A wildlife haven, this stretch of unspoilt coastline running from the edge of Skegness to the mouth of the Wash consists of sand dunes, saltmarsh, ponds and lagoons, Walk along the beach and you may well spot common seals.

10. Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes

Another stretch of coastline for nature lovers, this reserve contains tidal sand and mudflats, salt and freshwater marshes and sand dunes and boasts striking summer displays of sea lavender. The beach is often deserted, even in high season.