Sitting on the north side of
The Wash, Skegness first became a seaside resort
in the late 19th century as part of the railway
boom. Thanks to its long, sandy beach it quickly
became a favourite destination for thousands of
Midlanders taking their annual holidays.
Its potential was again spotted in 1936 by the great holiday-entrepreneur Billy Butlin who opened his first holiday camp here on a former beet field.
The resort possesses a remarkable reputation for its bracing sea air and offers visitors a host of traditional seaside entertainment. Although its pier was wrecked during the storms of 1978 it has expansive dunes, beautiful seafront gardens and two golf courses.