When people in the UK think of golden beaches they tend to think of the sunny south coast. But Lincolnshire has a lot to offer people too, from beautiful natural coastlines to traditional seaside resorts, there is something for everyone. Several beaches in Lincolnshire were awarded Blue Flag status in 2019, recognised publicly for their high-quality sands, excellent facilities, cleanliness, and safety precautions. With 50 miles of coastline, it can be difficult to know which beaches are the best in the area, his article will take you through the top ten beaches to visit in Lincolnshire.
This Blue Flag beach was named the second-best beach in the UK for 2022 by Trainline. It’s handy for visitors using public transport as the train station is only across the road. This seaside resort has loads of fun activities for the family, including donkey rides, gardens, a promenade, and a lake for boating. It’s also a favourite for canoeing, jet-skiing, paddle boarding, and sailing. If land-based activities are more your style then there’s also crazy golf and arcades. Suffice to say you won’t be bored!
As it’s run by the council there are plenty of safety precautions, theres a lifeguard service running throughout the summer. Unfortunately from May to September the beach doesn’t allow dogs, so you’ll need to take them elsewhere.
Saltfleetby Theddlethorpe Dunes
Luckily, this quiet beach is a perfect spot for dog walking. It’s tranquil and dog-friendly all year round. A little off the beaten track, Saltfleetby Theddlethorpe Dunes would appeal to people who love nature and want to enjoy a sandy beach away from the traditional tourist traps. The beach and surrounding marshlands are designated a National Nature Reserve and it’s a great spot for observing different natural habitats and animals.
Chapel St Leonards
With a mixture of sand and shingle, this beach is located next to Chapel St Leonards. It’s a well-known spot for family days out, walking and swimming. History buffs and bird watchers might enjoy visiting Chapel Point – a defensive building constructed during World War Two. Others will appreciate the promenade, pubs, restaurants, and shops in the nearby town and enjoy the miles of coastline this beach offers.
Mablethorpe Town Beach
This lively Mablethorpe beach is bursting with activities for the whole family to enjoy. There’s a funfair, arcades, and donkey rides on offer as well as regular events like sandcastle competitions and fireworks. It’s a popular spot with surfers due to the wind, but the dunes do offer some shelter from the weather. There’s also a seal sanctuary and wildlife centre nearby for nature lovers.
The south end of the beach is open to dogs all year round and is quieter for people looking to get away from the crowds while the main part has an operating lifeguard service and a promenade.
Sutton On Sea
Set just beside Mablethorpe this golden beach is excellent for making sandcastles and going hunting for shellfish. It’s a quieter setting if you want to avoid the crowds, with many local amenities. There’s a lifeguard service from June to September, paddling pools, crazy golf, and tennis courts. The Blue Flag beach is a hidden gem in Lincolnshire and worth a visit.
This wide beach is based right at the Humber Estuary and is also a conservation area with holiday chalets. There’s a caravan park nearby where holiday-goers can book and stay. This beach is more rustic, with long sandy dunes and a quiet space made for walking. A perfect spot if you want to get away from the crowds and enjoy the sea.
No article about beaches in Lincolnshire would be complete without mentioning this golden Blue Flag spot. Located beside the town of Skegness, this beach has a variety of fun activities for visitors to enjoy such as donkey rides, canoeing, or even crazy golf. There’s also an old pier with a fairground close by for some family-friendly fun.
If you’re looking for a quiet walk it’s best to visit the northern part of the beach and enjoy the dunes, otherwise, this well-known area can get busy with locals and tourists all visiting on a sunny day. However, if you’re a dog walker it’s worth noting that dogs are banned from Skegness Beach from May to September.
Moggs Eye Beach
Also called Huttoft Beach, Moggs Eye is a quiet countryside spot that is another hidden gem in Lincolnshire where people can enjoy the sea whilst avoiding the crowds attracted to the busy tourist beaches. It’s a favourite for swimmers and surfers, while also being an excellent place for bird watchers and anglers to take a trip and see what they can catch. This wide stretch is a great place for dog walkers too.
Stretching for miles, Anderby Creek is a sandy beach off the beaten track. Another ideal location for those tourists who don’t like to be among the crowds. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do though. This serene location also has a beach cafe and a pub with a beer garden. There’s a shop in the village too. A popular spot for people who enjoy walking, this long beach is calm and quiet. There are some caravan parks nearby if you’re looking to stay overnight.
Last but not least, this is a beach that makes an excellent getaway. Ingoldmells South is a Blue Flag beach with caravan parks nearby and a theme park for thrillseekers to enjoy. The area has pubs, restaurants, a promenade, and plenty of activities. Dogs can roam on the sands all year round, and it’s not far from Skegness or Chapel St Leonards if visitors want to make the trek and go there too.
All in all, Lincolnshire offers 50 miles of coastline and has a variety of beaches from busy seaside resorts, quiet beaches bursting with nature, and sandy spots suitable for dog walking. Its beautiful natural coastline stretches from the River Humber down to The Wash.