Skegness is the largest resort town on the Lincolnshire Coast and has been a premier holiday destination for over a hundred years. Relax on our European award winning beach stretching out towards the sea. Everything you could want is here, clean sand, sea to paddle in, great attractions and many other facilities along the promenade and seafront. The new Gibraltar Point nature reserve visitor centre provides a great vantage point for viewing out to the Wash.
There is so much to do, it's difficult to know where to start. Natureland seal sanctuary and animal centre, the brand new Aquarium, Church Farm museum, the Pier, Captain Kids adventure centre, crazy golf, ten-pin bowling, laser quest, fun fairs, and shopping, not to mention the beautifully landscaped foreshore. Skegness has something for everyone of all ages. The nightlife is great too. Whether you enjoy a show at the Embassy theatre, eating out or clubbing.
Perched on the official 'drier side of Britain', Skegness is a seaside resort that's small enough to offer a friendly atmosphere but large enough to provide hours of entertainment for young and old alike. Until the town's first rail link was built in the mid 1870s, Skegness had been little more than a village with fewer than 400 residents, most of whom earned a living as fishermen or farm labourers.
But once the trains began rolling into town, Skegness soon burst into life as the successful seaside resort we know today. The frequent rail excursions that brought visitors to Skegness in their thousands also gave rise to one of the town's best known icons - the cheerful and irrepressible Jolly Fisherman. His 'birth' in 1908 came at the hand of artist John Hassall, who created the character for an advertising poster at the request of the Great Northern Railway Company