23rd June 2020
Things To Do In Lincolnshire
About Skegness Beach
On the rural North Sea shores of England, Skegness Beach is one of the country’s most famous sandy stretches and currently holds a Blue Flag Award. The town around it retains much of its classic seaside resort charm today, with all the amusements, fairgrounds, paddling pools and fish & chips you could hope for. While rain can occasionally dampen its spirits, when Skegness Beach’s weather turns out, there’s nowhere better to be.
What is there to do at Skegness Beach?
Of course, there’s more than just the sand and sea to enjoy with a day out at Skegness Beach. Just metres from the promenade are a whole host of other attractions to pad out your day or weekend with, including:
- Bottons Pleasure Beach – Skegness Pleasure Beach promises thrills galore. Whether you’re handling the turns of Rockin’ Roller, braving the Ghost Train or taking in the sea views atop the Giant Wheel, there’s something for every member of the family.
- Natureland Seal Sanctuary. Open for 55 years, this small and very special sea life park was created as a home for orphaned seals and penguins. For neighbours, they have some slightly drier friends in the form of alpacas, meerkats and tropical butterflies.
- Fairy Dell Paddling Pool. For younger splash-seekers when the sea is a little too choppy, Fairy Dell offers a fantastic water-based play park full of fountains and safe, shallow pools.
- Skegness Beach Race. Hosted annually, the area’s iconic motorcross event has become one of the largest off-road races in the UK since it launched in 2010. Taking place in November, it’s one of the resort’s biggest draws of the winter season.
Can you take dogs onto Skegness Beach?
If you’re visiting Skegness Beach, dogs are not allowed onto the main section of the beach between 1st May and 30th September each year. This includes all the shoreline from the Lifeboat Station on Tower Esplanade, down to the X-Site Skate Park on North Parade. You’re free to bring your dog to any sandy areas outside of these boundaries, however you’re strongly reminded of the importance of cleaning up after your pet. Outside of the May to September summer season, you can walk your pet on the main section of the beach.
Can you park at Skegness Beach?
Yes, there are several parking areas in around and Skegness. The main Skegness Beach parking is at either Pierside North or Festival car parks, both right beside the Promenade. Slightly further out in each direction you have North End and Princes Parade car parks. There are charges and prices vary throughout the year, so check these online before you travel.
How to get to Skegness Beach
Skegness PE25 1LJ
About 45 minutes from park
Skegness and its beach sit on the Lincolnshire Coast in the east of England. As a largely rural county, there are no motorways to take you towards Skegness if you’re planning to travel in by car. Instead, you’ll need to use a network of A roads, such as the A16, A158 and A52, depending on your direction.
If you’re planning a trip by public transport, the town hosts a main railway station that’s just a few minutes’ walk to the beach. Services at Skegness Station connect to the national rail network via Nottingham. As for buses, a large terminus in the town sees services stop by from places like Boston, Lincoln and Mablethorpe.