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Best Beaches in Lincolnshire

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When it comes to beaches in the UK, the South or West Coasts often gets all the plaudits. However, the East Coast also has some seriously underrated spots. Whether you’re in search of a traditional bucket and spade beach with amusements, or a peaceful lesser-known place, Lincolnshire has got you covered.  

Lincolnshire is also the home of Skegness, a haven of holidays in the UK, but you don’t have to go far from the larger towns to escape the crowds and find some peace and quiet. The sandy beaches of Lincolnshire are some of the UK’s hidden gems and with a vast coastline that spans more than 50 miles, you will often have the beaches all to yourself. So, take a look at our list of the best beaches in Lincolnshire to discover some of these secret beauties!

Saltfleetby Theddlethorpe Dunes Beach, near Mablethorpe

Saltfleetby Theddlethorpe Dunes Beach, near Mablethorpe
Saltfleetby Theddlethorpe: vast and spectacular

Saltfleetby Theddlethorpe Dunes Beach is a glorious stretch of sand for a walk, whether that’s with a dog or without. The magnificent beach has an embarrassment of room, and you’ll be sure to find a space even on a hot day in the school holidays. At high tide, the beach extends even further - it can take visitors as long as 20 minutes to reach the water.

The dunes are a National Nature Reserve and there are a fascinating range of habitats here; sand dunes, tidal sand and mudflats as well as salt and freshwater marshes, so it’s a great place to explore with the kids. The road used to access the beach is very narrow so be careful of traffic and bear in mind the car park that serves Saltfleetby Theddlethorpe Dunes is very small.

Anderby Creek Beach, Anderby Creek

Anderby Creek Beach, Anderby Creek
Anderby Creek: easy going and easy to get to

This is a large beach located about eight miles north of Skegness, the big difference is that Anderby Creek Beach is much quieter and more peaceful. If you’re looking for a slow, easy-going seaside location then you’ve found it.

The long, sandy beach stretches for many miles, making it an excellent spot for a coastal walk. There is a cafe and a couple of taverns nearby to stop off and refresh, but all are very low key. Facilities include a car park on Sandy Lane with access to the beach via a path that crosses the sand dunes and toilets.

Moggs Eye Beach, Huttoft

Moggs Eye Beach, Huttoft
Moggs Eye: serene as far as the eye can see

In 2020, The Guardian listed Moggs Eye, also known as Huttoft Beach, as one of the best beaches to go walking on in the country. This gently sloping sandy beach is backed by grassy sand dunes and is worthy of its recognition as a tranquil location. Just south of the beach is Anderby Creek, a reserve that’s good for spotting marsh harriers, ducks and sometimes rarer birds like black-winged stilt.

This is one of the best beaches in Lincolnshire for those seeking some time away from the crowds. There are clean toilets with disabled access on site, as well as a carpark that can hold up to 150 vehicles, but the sands are broad and long, so there’s never a crowd on the beach itself.

Cleethorpes Beach, Cleethorpes

Cleethorpes Beach, Cleethorpes
The Cleethorpes coast: relaxed and rough round the edges

Cleethorpes Beach gives its visitors all the facilities of Skegness with the relaxed vibe of rural Lincolnshire. This lovely combination wins it a place on the list of best beaches in the North East. Another area of gorgeous golden sand, Cleethorpes ties in nicely with a wider exploration of Lincolnshire’s coast. Here, you’ll be just steps from all the attractions associated with a day out at the seaside. Once again, we couldn’t recommend the fish and chips highly enough, with Papas on the pier regularly leaving customers saying ‘that was the best fish and chips I ever tasted’.

There is a great view of the North Sea’s horizon from the beach, and there are regular donkey rides along the sand. Bringing the little ones along? Try out the famous Lollipop land train, which also links up with the wondrous Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, a great way to transport you from Cleethorpes Beach into wider lush Lincolnshire.

Skegness Beach, Skegness

Skegness Beach, Skegness
Skegness: steeped in coastal folklore

One of the UK’s first seaside resorts, Skegness remains popular to this day, and this is in part due to its excellent beach. The central beach is one of the best beaches in Lincolnshire and has won awards for its clean water. It’s one of the biggest sandy beaches in the UK and made even bigger when the tide is out, but there’s space for everyone even when the tide’s in.

The facilities of Skegness are all close at hand with public toilets, various kiosks and a wooden pier that’s free to visit. True to its reputation as a top-notch resort town, Skegness has everything you need. Just a short walk from the beach there are several rides, a boating lake, an excellent free paddling pool and an aquarium. There are even donkey rides running on the beach during the warmer months. There’s also plenty of parking near the beach which is an advantage as it can get extremely busy.

Mablethorpe Beach, Mablethorpe

Mablethorpe Beach, Mablethorpe
Mablethorpe: marvellous for humans and our furry friends

Golden sands and traditional seaside attractions combine with modern entertainment facilities at the popular resort of Mablethorpe. The seaside town enjoys an endless beach with plenty of space to spend a sunny day by the Blue Flag waters.

The local attractions include minigolf, go-karts and an amusement park that is sure to be a hit with the kids. There are plenty of places to eat and drink in the town, just metres from the beach, as well as places to park and public toilets nearby. It’s a great advantage to have this, one of the most tranquil beaches in Lincolnshire, within walking distance of our Golden Sands Holiday Park.

Fitties Beach, Humberston

Fitties Beach, Humberston
Humberston Fitties: Cleethorpes' cool neighbour

Humberston Fitties is located a couple of miles down the coast from Cleethorpes, North Lincolnshire. The beautiful beach enjoys impressive views of the boats and ships travelling along the Humber Estuary as well as the two Humber Forts rising out of the water. Not only does Humberston feature golden sands and stunning views but there’s also plenty of quirky history to discover.

There’s a small car park just off Anthony’s Bank Road that is less than 100 metres from the beach. On warm days it’s best to get there early as the car park is not the largest and will fill up quickly. This can easily be done though, as Humberston Fitties Beach is just a 10-minute drive from Haven Thorpe Park Holiday Centre.

Sandilands Beach, Sutton-on-Sea

Sandilands Beach, Sutton-on-Sea
Sandilands: great name, great place

Sandilands is a beautiful stretch of sandy beach and promenade that’s lined with traditional beach huts. The beautiful and natural golden area stretches for miles and is an ideal quiet coastal spot for dog walking and enjoying the fresh sea breeze. It’s a popular coastal attraction, yet the beach is so huge that your experience will still likely be a peaceful one with plenty of space for you and your loved ones to spread out and social distance.

There’s a large car park and spotlessly clean toilets, both of which cost a small fee, so bring some change. Take away and sit-down drinks, snacks and meals are all available at the nearby Fat Seagull Café and Bistro. At just a 15-minute drive from our Golden Sands Holiday Park, our guests are in touching distance of one of the prettiest beaches in Lincolnshire.

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