This award-winning seaside resort town in the middle of Lincolnshire’s glorious coastline is just a short distance from Boston.

aerial shot of Skegness beach front on sunny day


Skegness is an award-winning seaside resort in the middle of Lincolnshire’s glorious coastline. Ideal for weekend stays or longer retreats throughout the seasons, a trip to Skegness is perfect for the whole family with loads of family-friendly things to do all year around. The beach at Skegness has been awarded the Blue Flag award, a prestigious accolade, recognising the sandy beach as one of the cleanest in the UK.

The town has plenty of unique places to stay, fabulous food and drink offerings, and things to do with the whole family making it the perfect seaside resort to extend a trip to Boston. Located only 20 miles from Boston, it is easy to access by road or train from Boston’s centre.

View of sea and beach from afar with families playing in the sand and grass in the foreground

Skegness is often known as the Jewel of the Lincolnshire Coast and has become a popular holiday destination for generations of holidaymakers, particularly with those residing in the Midlands. Yet visitors still come from far and wide to enjoy the quintessentially English holiday experiences that only places like Skegness can offer.

Welcoming you to the coastal seafront is the Skegness Clock Tower, an iconic landmark for the town, standing proud at the entrance to the public promenade. This bustling promenade stretches all the way along the sandy beach which makes it an ideal spot for beachfront walks. Even in the winter months, Skegness is a popular destination for visitors who want to brace the cool sea breeze and experience peaceful seaside breaks.

View of skegness clock tower from the sea front promenade under bright blue skies

Skegness offers a fantastic selection of attractions and activities to suit every taste. It truly is Lincolnshire’s hotspot for families, with Butlins Resort just around the corner and Fantasy Island Theme Park in walking distance at Ingoldmells.

For those looking to break away from the crowds and experience the Natural Coast, Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve is located a short distance south of the town. This stunning haven for wildlife offers a place to take in Lincolnshire’s big open skies, observe rare species of birds, and enjoy the coastal views at your own pace. With scenic walking routes along the seafront, it is the perfect counterpart to RSPB Frampton Marsh in Boston. If you’re interested in bird watching, ticking both of these reserves off the list certainly is a definite must!

Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve

old couple using binoculars hidden in the grass with sea and blue sky in the background

In the summer months, the town centre boasts a truly vibrant atmosphere with an array of shops, arcades, restaurants, and some of the best fish & chips you’ll find in the Midlands.

Skegness Pier is filled to the brim with traditional seaside amusements to keep the whole family entertained, and in the evenings, the Embassy Theatre is a renowned venue that hosts a variety of performances including live music, comedy shows, and theatrical productions all throughout the year.

Whether you’re seeking a fun-filled family vacation, a relaxing beach getaway, or an exciting seaside adventure, Skegness is the perfect, quintessential, British seaside experience that will leave you with lasting memories. Paired with a trip spent exploring the historic town of Boston, both make for a fantastic, well-rounded trip which can be enjoyed at any time throughout the year.

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