One of the United Kingdom’s first seaside resorts, Skegness remains one of the most popular coastal destinations. The town offers a variety of attractions to choose from, including a seaside amusement park and the idyllic Compass Gardens.
Things to do in Skegness
Spend a relaxing day at Skegness Beach, an award-winning stretch of coast known for its clear water, sustainable development and lively atmosphere. Ride a donkey to Skegness Pier, drive a go-kart at Botton’s Pleasure Beach funfair or enjoy a picnic beside the famous Clock Tower on the esplanade.
Take a trip to Natureland for a fun-filled day with animals. Be dazzled by a collection of tropical butterflies, squirm at the snakes and insects on display and marvel at the acrobatic antics of seals. For more family fun, jump in the fast lane at Skegness Kartworld, where you can feel the rush of adrenalin as you zip around a professionally designed go-kart track.
Catch a performance at the Embassy Theatre, featuring an assortment of comedy acts, live music, stage performances and even a roller disco. Afterwards, enjoy a classic British roast at The Barley Mow or cocktails on the open-air terrace at the aptly named, The View waterfront cafe and bar.
Enjoy a unique tour of The Village, an open-air museum situated among one hectare of gardens and orchards in Skegness’s verdant countryside. Discover the oldest residence in Skegness while learning about bygone farming machinery, historical memorabilia and a fully functioning steam engine.
Getting around Skegness
Arrive by plane at Humberside International Airport, by boat at King George Dock in Hull or by train at Skegness Railway Station. Within Skegness, local buses service the coastline and neighbouring towns, while Skegness itself is easily explored on foot.