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The Weather in Skegness
Here is our climate diagram for Skegness. This year, July will have the highest average temperatures. Conversely, January is the coolest month in Skegness, with temperatures falling below 2°. The rainiest month is July, while the driest month is September.
Reclaim the fun of the British seaside with a cosy Skegness holiday cottage
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.
This charming town offers a huge range of comfortable holiday rentals, from traditional lodges and log cabins to cosy cottages and modern holiday flats. Whichever kind of accommodation you choose, you'll have the perfect base for exploring this lively British seaside town.
How to get to Skegness
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. There's also a local railway station, with trains mainly heading to destinations in the Midlands.
After you get to your Skegness holiday cottage, most attractions can be reached on foot. However, the area is also well connected by a local bus network.
What to eat 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 rental in Skegness, 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 cottage in Skegness include the Northshore, Tarantino, and the Cherry Tree Pub.
What to see in Skegness
Skegness is a traditional English seaside town, and you'll find all the classic attractions. Bottons Pleasure Beach is a child-friendly theme park boasting 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 traditional seaside favourites such as fish and chips, candy floss and rock.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!
Natureland Seal Sanctuary is a wonderful way to occupy a morning or an afternoon. The sea life park rehabilitates and cares for seals which have been injured or orphaned at a young age. For more marine life, you can also visit Skegness Aquarium.
No family holiday in Skegness would be complete without a trip to Fantasy Island. This large theme park is approximately 20 minutes away by bus and is home to the famous millennium roller coaster.
What's on 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 in Skegness include the National Brass Band Festival in January and the motorbike beach race and party held in April.
Skegness' top attractions
Natureland Seal Sanctuary
Dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating injured seals, the sanctuary offers visitors the chance to see the seals up close, 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. 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 traditional British seaside experience.
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