The town of Skegness lies on the Lincolnshire coast, near the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has been a favourite for holidays by the sea since the late 19th century, when the 10th Earl of Scarborough started developing it as a resort. Thanks to the town’s vast, sandy beach and close proximity to some of the county’s most spectacular scenery, self-catering holidays in Skegness have remained popular ever since. Skegness has a famous mascot, the Jolly Fisherman, and the town is affectionately known as Skeg, Skegvegas, and The Blackpool of the East Coast. A stroll away from your holiday cottage in Skegness, the beach is a glorious stretch of sandy shore where swimming, sunbathing and sandcastle-building are popular. You will find plenty of old-fashioned amusements by the beach, as well as donkey rides and a graceful Victorian pier.
The town centre is home to a variety of independent shops and some great places to eat and drink, especially on Lumley Road, Roman Bank and High Street. Natureland Seal Sanctuary is a top attraction, with seals, penguins and tropical and seawater aquariums. Nearby, Pleasure Beach Fairground is packed with exhilarating rides. The town’s historic landmarks include the impressive Diamond Jubilee Clocktower, built in the late 19th century at the end of Lumley Road. Near Tower Esplanade, which leads to the beach, Tower Gardens are a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic by the boating lake.
Self-catering holidays in Skegness offer visitors the chance to experience one or two of the resort’s annual events, such as the carnival, which takes place in August, or the music and arts festival, which has been held every summer for more than 10 years. Near the town, countryside walks can be enjoyed in Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve or the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB. North of Skegness, you will discover remote beaches and charming North Sea resorts such as Mablethorpe and Chapel St Leonards.