With miles of golden sands, spectacular scenery and salty breezes, Lincolnshire’s coastline is a joy to explore. No two beaches are the same, so whether you’re looking for a fun family day out, a great place to walk the dog, or a secret spot for a romantic stroll, there is a stretch of sand for you. Read on to see our top picks for your Bainland stay.
Fun in the sun at Skegness
At Skegness’s Blue Flag beach, there’s something for everyone. Perfect for a good old-fashioned British seaside experience. Take a stroll down the promenade, enjoy a donkey ride, and soak up all the fun of the fair. Adrenaline junkies should head for the go-karting track, and families will love the crazy golf experience.
Don’t miss the Natureland seal sanctuary, which helps care for and rehabilitate orphaned seals and those that wash up on the Lincolnshire beaches. You’ll also have the chance to see playful penguins and tropical butterflies. For more watery adventures, head to the Aquarium, which follows the story of the characters in Treasure Island. Or you can simply set up on the golden sands of this vast beach and enjoy a day building sandcastles and running into the sea.
Go swimming at Sutton-on-Sea
Providing the perfect spot to go for a relaxing dip in the ocean, Sutton-on-Sea is a beach with many hidden wonders. The sand and sea stretch for miles in both directions, backed by pretty, colourful beach huts. With its natural setting and wide-open spaces, this is a quieter spot where you can settle on the sands with the family, build a sandcastle and walk the dog. There are lifeguards on duty in the summer months so you feel confident going for a swim.
Go for a sunset stroll along the promenade, play a game on the bowling green, or watch the kids have the time of their lives in the play area and paddling pool, all against the beautiful backdrop of colourful wildflowers and big skies.
Relax all day at Mablethorpe
Always counted among the best beaches in Lincolnshire, Mablethorpe is a two-mile stretch of sand that combines natural beauty with traditional seaside attractions. A Blue Flag beach, the waves here aren’t big, and there is a lifeguard service. You’ll see windsurfers and kayaks out on the water, and you can take a dip yourself, too.
Little ones will love the paddling pool, miniature railway, and putting green, and there’s even a funfair with rides for everyone. With plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby, you can grab a traditional fish and chip dinner to enjoy on the beach or head for a meal together.
Explore nature at Saltfleet
You’ll find Saltfleet, an unspoilt stretch of coastline backed by sand dunes, just down from Mablethorpe. Perfect for a stroll, particularly at low tide when the sea retreats right out, this beach is known for its natural beauty. There are wildflowers to be identified - Saltfleet is known for its species of wild orchids - seabirds to spot, and nearby Saltfleet by Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve hosts bird walks, nature rambles and children’s activities throughout the year.
Walk your dog at Chapel St Leonards
One of the most beautiful dog-friendly beaches in Lincolnshire, Chapel St Leonards is a mix of sand and shingle stretching for miles, a favourite with swimmers and you’ll even find the odd surfer in the water. Don’t miss a visit to the North Sea Observatory with views of the dunes, sea and local wildlife, or the fair and attractions in town.
If you’ve arrived with your four-legged friend, the prom is a great place to start, and the beach is dog-friendly, apart from the 200 metres of the main beach in the summer months, which is reserved for families.
Go back in time at Humberston Fitties
For history buffs with a passion for discovering the tales of the past, head down to Humberston Fitties, a wide sandy beach at the mouth of the Humber Estuary. Surrounded by beautiful sand dunes, you can climb high for a better look at the captivating view.
Watch the ships and boats passing by while getting an excellent sight of two historic forts - Haile Sand Fort and Bull Sand Fort - built in 1914 to protect the sea entrance to the Humber Estuary. You’ll also find a collection of vintage beach chalets here, from the coastline’s 1950s glory days, giving the feeling of stepping back in time.
Enjoy the peace at Moggs Eye
Relax in seclusion at Lincolnshire’s quiet and rural beach. The large stretch of golden sand provides the perfect space for sitting back and enjoying the sun, throwing a ball around, or watching the birds pass by.
Take in the spectacular view of the offshore wind farm or cool off in the sea. The things you can do are limitless, and each family member is guaranteed to have a memorable time. Bring along your furry friend too, and let him run free on up the grassy dunes. You may even want to bring along a fishing pole and see if you can catch some supper.
Make the most of your holiday at Bainland
At Bainland, you can choose from our collection of luxury lodges with hot tubs set in 45 acres of rolling countryside, not far from the coast. And with so many different beaches to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect stretch of sand for you and your family.