Lincolnshire is blessed with over 50 miles of wide sandy beaches, so it’s no surprise that there are a number of popular seaside resorts along its coastline.
The best known of these is Skegness, which was listed among the top ten most popular holiday destinations in 2013 by VisitEngland and offers an abundance of attractions including Skegness Pier, Bottons Pleasure Beach fun fair, the Embassy Theatre, Jolly Roger Crazy Golf and Natureland Seal Sanctuary which rescues orphaned and injured seals which find themselves stranded on the county’s beaches.
The famous Jolly Fisherman is an iconic mascot for the town who first appeared on Great Northern Railway posters in 1908 with the legend: ‘Skegness is SO bracing’.
Nearby Ingoldmells is home to Butlins Skegness, the first site that Billy Butlin opened in 1936, and Butlins’ new Splash Waterworld. The theme park Fantasy Island and Europe’s largest seven-day market are also situated in the resort.
Mablethorpe’s main attractions are the beach, which is flanked by beach huts along the promenade, and Queen’s Park, which offers a great range of activities for the family.
Further north Cleethorpes near Grimsby attracts visitors to the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, Pleasure Island theme park, Jungle Zoo, Parkway Theatre and Cinema and National Fishing Heritage Centre at Grimsby.
Elsewhere along the coast there are many hidden gems, secluded beaches and smaller resorts such as Sutton-on-Sea and Chapel St Leonards. Lincolnshire is home to some of the best and cleanest beaches in the world. Skegness, Mablethorpe and Sutton-on-Sea all received Blue Flag and Seaside Awards in 2014.
An unusual attraction can be found at Anderby Creek, which was listed by AOL Travel as one of the top ten undiscovered beaches in the UK. It is home to the world’s first cloud-spotting bar with cloud menus to help people identify different shapes and formations.