Destination guide

Making the most of your Skegness holiday lettings

Skegness is a charming seaside town located in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire and on the coastline of the North Sea. The town’s motto is ‘Skegness is so bracing’, which refers to the cool coastal breeze, which feels nice during the summer months. Whether you want some family fun or a quiet romantic holiday, you’ll find many lovely holiday lettings near Skegness and a multitude of interesting sites to explore.


Activities and attractions in and around Skegness

Do you want to find top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Skegness a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Skegness Aquarium (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Skegness Pier (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Natureland Seal Sanctuary (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Hardy's Animal Farm (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Lincolnshire Wildlife Park (9.2 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Hunstanton Golf Club (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Skegness

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 20°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Skegness

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Skegness is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Skegness Beach (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Gibraltar Point National Nature (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Gunby Estate (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Hunstanton Beach (15.2 mi / 24.4 km)
  • RSPB Titchwell Marsh (16.4 mi / 26.5 km)
  • Brancaster Beach (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)

Top beaches near your Skegness holiday rental

Skegness has several picturesque beaches within short distance from your holiday cottage. At Skegness Beach, you can ride donkeys along the shore and paddle at the Fairy Dell pool. After being out in the sun at Ingoldmells Beach, you can enjoy refreshing drinks at the nearby pubs. Take a leisurely walk along the promenade of Chapel St Leonards Beach or watch for birds at Chapel Point, located north of the beach’s main entrance. If you brought your dog with you on your holiday, Moggs Eye Beach allows them on the grounds, as long as they remain on the lead.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Skegness

If you prefer to travel by train, Skegness Station, Havenhouse Station and Wainfleet Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How to get around

Best ways to travel around Skegness holiday homes

If you wanted to explore the surrounding area, the main roads are A52 and A158. You can use A58 to head west and reach towns including Horncastle and Lincoln. A158 is the best route to get to Boston or Mablethorpe and also connects with A15 to enter Louth or Spilsby. If you prefer not to self-drive, National Express coaches take you around Skegness and to the neighbouring towns. The trains at the Skegness railway station run a direct service to destinations such as Grantham and Nottingham. Whatever mode of transport you use, you can easily reach popular destinations from Skegness holiday homes.

Family friendly

Thrilling family activities near Skegness villa rentals

If you want to go to other places aside from the beach, numerous family-friendly attractions are within easy access to your villa rental. You can watch the seals being fed at the Natureland Seal Sanctuary, and also visit the Floral Palace, which houses exotic plants and beautiful tropical butterflies. Your family will enjoy Skegness Aquarium, where you can see sharks and scorpions up close and children can handle starfish and crabs at the Wet Lab. Skegness Pier, a great place to view the North Sea, also provides a big trampoline, an amusement arcade and a bowling alley for family entertainment. Hardys Animal Farm delivers another exciting experience with animals, where your children can feed goats and the whole family will love the piglets and baby chicks in the nursery. At nearby Ingoldmells, Fantasy Island Theme Park delights adventure seekers of all ages with its roller coasters, swinging gondola rides, and other thrill rides.

Good for couples

Romantic destinations near Skegness holiday cottages

Skegness also provides great places for couples to enjoy themselves near holiday lettings. Surrounded by grassy sand dunes, Anderby Beach remains rather peaceful and an ideal place for a quiet picnic lunch. For a more romantic experience, Orchard Farm Equestrian offers horses for lovers to ride along the beach and scenic country trails. Partners can walk around Tower Gardens to observe the lovely flowers and sit in the gazebo for more relaxation. For a fun date night, attend a concert or a comedy act at Embassy Theatre and embrace the nightlife after the show by drinking your favourite alcoholic beverages at the nearby pubs and restaurants.

How many holiday rentals are available around Skegness?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 265 holiday lettings around Skegness. From 165 cabins to 165 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Skegness? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Skegness. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Gibraltar Point National Nature: 841 holiday lettings
  • Skegness Beach: 747 holiday lettings
  • Wainfleet Station: 773 holiday lettings
  • Skegness Pier: 751 holiday lettings
  • Skegness Station: 767 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Skegness listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Skegness?

Yes, of course. offers 165 Cabins in Skegness. Our other popular types of Skegness holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 165 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 13 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 5 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Caravans and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Skegness?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 51 holiday homes with pool available in Skegness. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.