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The weather in Skegness
Check out the climate diagram for Skegness. During July, maximum temperatures go up to more than 21° On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under 2° in January. September is the driest month.
Reclaim the fun of the British seaside with a Skegness holiday letting
Nestled in the heart of Lincolnshire is the traditional seaside town of Skegness. This historic fishing town still retains much of its charm while offering plenty of activities; particularly for children and families. Take a walk down the beach, get your adrenaline fix on the multiple rides at the pleasure beach and top it all off with some fish and chips by the sea. A Skegness holiday letting makes the perfect base for the exploring this quaint but lively British seaside town while retaining all your home comforts.
Getting to Skegness: arriving in Skegness by road or rail
The most efficient way to reach Skegness is by car. The A158 and the A52 serve the town from the west and from the south respectively. Skegness has a local railway station with trains mainly heading to destinations in the Midlands. The closest international airport is Humberside, located roughly 65 kilometres away, but your Skegness holiday letting can also be reached by letting car from Manchester Airport in a couple of hours. After arriving in Skegness, most attractions can be reached on foot. However, the area is well connected by a local bus network.
Restaurants in Skegness: where to get fish and chips in Skegness
Fish and chips is the traditional dish of many British seaside towns, and Skegness is certainly no exception. You can pick up this quintessentially British favourite at many of the seafront stalls, or for something a little more special head to the Seaview Fisheries restaurant.
If you’re celebrating a special occasion with a holiday home in Skegness then the Crown Hotel is a good option. Offering special menus for events such as Christmas and Mother’s Day, the hotel serves a range of local and international dishes. Other notable restaurants to try when you rent a holiday home in Skegness include The Northshore, Tarantino, and The Cherry Tree Pub.
What to see in Skegness: The highlights of Skegness
Skegness is a traditional English seaside town, and much of the attractions reflect this. Bottons Pleasure Beach is the primary attraction for those visiting this English resort. The child-friendly theme park boasts several rides for young and old alike. There are also arcade games and plenty of dining options. Skegness pier is also home to rides, games and all the classic coastal favourites such as fish and chips, candy floss and rock.
Natureland Seal Sanctuary is a wonderful way to occupy a morning or an afternoon. The sea life park assists in rehabilitating and caring for seals which have been injured or orphaned at a young age. For those with a feel for the nautical should also visit Skegness Aquarium where one can observe and learn about a multitude of marine life. No family visit to a holiday letting in Skegness would be complete without a trip to Fantasy Island. The large theme park is approximately 20 minutes away by bus and is home to the famous millennium roller coaster. The town also has a new cinema, located close to the clock tower, which screens both new releases and classics.
Booking a holiday letting in Skegness by the beach is a great idea for beach bums. In the summer, you can traverse the sand by foot or by donkey and if you are feeling mystic you can stop to have your fortune told by a palm reader on the way!
Regular events in Skegness: get colourful at the Skegness Carnival
Every year in August, Skegness comes to colourful life with the annual Skegness Carnival. After kicking off with a parade and family fun day, events such as a treasure hunt and pet show (along with several galas) run throughout the week.
Every year in May, Skegness hosts the Illuminations Switch On, and the town is adorned with beautiful lights fixtures. The evening boasts live entertainment from local groups and celebrities, culminating in a dramatic fireworks display. Other events which may be of interest to those staying in a holiday letting in Skegness is the National Brass Band Festival in January and the motorbike beach race and party held in April.
For those seeking the perfect holiday with fun, adventure and everything else you need to make memories that will last a lifetime, then Skegness is the place for you.
Visitor attractions in and around Skegness
Natureland Seal Sanctuary
Dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating injured seals, visitors can see the seals alongside other animals such as alpacas, penguins and meerkats.
Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve
An area of unspoiled coastline running south from Skegness, Gibraltar Point is a haven for a wide variety of bird species. Explore the dunes on foot or bike.
With regular talks and activities aimed at children of all ages, Skegness Aquarium also offers the opportunity to meet some of the friendlier residents in the touch pool sessions.
The wide sandy beach at Skegness is the town's main attraction, offering plenty of parking. Donkey rides and crazy golf take place duing the summer. Braver visitors may also choose to take a dip in the sea.
Featuring a ten pin bowling alley, diner and amusement arcade, the Victorian pier at Skegness is open daily for a traditionally British seaside experience.
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