Skegness, Lincolnshire travel guide and Skegness information

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Visit Skegness

Skegness is a long-established seaside resort on the coast in the county of Lincolnshire (eastern central England).

Skegness was a popular English beach resort from the last couple of decades of the 19th century onwards, a role that was further boosted when Butlins opened their first 'family holiday resort' here in 1936.

It's popularity fell into some decline from the 1960's onwards (as with almost all British resorts) as foreign travel became cheaper and holidaymakers started venturing to Spain, but Skegness remains popular with visitors - both holidaymakers and day-trippers - above all from the Midlands region of England.

The town has all you would look for in a seaside resort - a nice sandy beach, a pier, family amusements, guest-houses and holiday villages etc. and of course plenty of traditional pubs and fish and chip shops. Come night-time there are also plenty of clubs and discos to choose from, or perhaps to see a show at the Embassy centre if you don't feel up to dancing the night away.

It is the beach at Skegness that is of course the centre of attention for most visitors - it is a well maintained, clean and sandy beach well known for its donkey rides, and also for the so-called 'Fairy-Dell' paddling pool, and is very popular with families.

There are also several well-maintained public gardens where you can relax a while away from the more crowded seafront. One of these, Skegness tower gardens, is host to numerous outdoor events during the summer months.

Other attractions at Skegness include a theme park with dodgem cars, roller coasters etc, and also the Natureland Seal Sanctuary.

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Map of Skegness and places to visit

Skegness places to visit