Lincolnshire's coastline is one of the primary reasons the county draws in an impressive number of tourists each year. Comprising unspoiled nature reserves, dynamic landscapes and bustling seaside towns, this stretch of coast really does have everything.
Perhaps the most iconic part of the Lincolnshire coasts is Skegness Pier. Packed with fun stuff to do and overlooking one of the country's finest beaches, it's no surprise that the Pier is top of most visitors' to do lists. What's more, the town is home to some of the best hotels in Lincolnshire.
An Historic Structure
Most piers in England hark back to the romantic days of Victorian Britain, and Skegness Pier is no different. The Pier was first opened in 1881, when it jutted out an impressive 562 metres. Over the past century the structure has been damaged by errant ships, wartime defences, floods and gales. While the structure that remains today is just 118 metres long, its recent refurbishment means it's more exciting than ever.
There's No End to the Fun
Skegness Pier is a great attraction for families, largely because of the sheer number of kids' activities. From the huge indoor play area to the bowling alley and arcade games, the young ones are sure to be entertained whatever the weather.
For the adults, there's a large restaurant and bar on the Pier, as well as an extensive open-air deck which looks out over the ocean and Blue Flag beach.
An Award Winning Beach
The Pier at Skegness is only half the story, though. You will also be enamoured with the award-winning beach below it. As well as offering safe swimming and ample space for relaxing in the sun, the beach boasts donkey rides, a paddling pool, cafés, toilets and, for your peace of mind, a lifeguard service.
Accommodation near the Pier
Skegness is home to some of the most exquisite hotels in Lincolnshire. A number of the town's hotels are located just a stone's throw from the beach, with some even offering views over the pier and out to sea. The surrounding countryside also offers a diverse selection of idyllic and relaxing guest houses, spa hotels and B&Bs.