This summer at Lincolnshire Live we’re looking to find the county’s favorite beach. There is perhaps no better way to start this search than with our most famous coastal spot – Skegness.
According to 2019 figures, Skegness is the fourth most popular in the UK by number of visitors. The Lincolnshire hotspot is gearing up for the summer months, with millions of visitors expected each year.
If you’re looking to get away to Skegness anytime soon, it’s important to know the best places to visit and the best things to do. As part of our quest to find the county’s favorite beach, we’ve put together this handy guide to everything you need to know about Lincolnshire’s premier tourist town.
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The key element to any seaside visit is, of course, the beach. Earlier this month Skegness Central Beach was given a ‘High Quality Award’ by Keep Britain Tidy.
The long beach is one of the county’s most popular tourist attractions, however dogs are not permitted busiest sections of the beach between May 1 and September 30. The affected section extends from Tower Esplanade to North Parade.
For those wondering when exactly is the best and warmest time to visit the east coast of Lincolnshire, National Weather Statistics from the Met Office and other forecasters are available to advise exactly when to plan your visit. According to Weather Spark, the hot season in Skegness is between June 21 and September 14. During this period, the city has an average high temperature of 18°C.
The peak of this hot season is in August. During the school holiday month, Skegness has an average high temperature of 20C. July, although not the hottest month of the year in Skegness, has the clearest skies of the year.
Things around Skegness Beach
For anyone visiting Skegness Beach, you will enjoy your trip more if you are well prepared on the best places to park, as well as the nearest facilities. Luckily, Lincolnshire Live has plenty of handy guides to the best spots in the seaside town.
Recently the fee for using public toilets in Skegness doubled in price to 40p. East Lindsey District Council said this was done in order to maintain their ‘award-winning cleanliness’.
Public restrooms are available at:
- North Parade
- Tower Gardens
- tower plaza
- heather path
- Lumley Square
There are also plenty of spaces available for parking in Skegness, all at relatively decent prices. We’ve got this handy guide to all the public car parks in the Coast City, and how many spaces each has.
There are also plenty of options for eating and drinking in Skegness, including restaurants and cafes, outdoor seating and the best ice cream in town.
If you want to vote for Skegness as the best beach in Lincolnshire, or look at other beaches to focus on in the coming months, you can vote via our poll. You can find the survey here.