Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Skegness (out of season) Set 1 of 2

"Oh I do like to be beside the seaside"

Continuing my tour of the Lincolnshire Seaside Coast.

Skegness is a popular seaside resort on the east coast of Lincolnshire.  Although I live in a seaside resort (Cleethorpes) we decided to visit Skegness on a very sunny but extremely cold day.  
There's something intriguing about a seaside resort during the out of season winter months.  The crowds of summer visitors are gone and the residents can enjoy their own town in a more leisurely manner.

The seafront, as seen from the beach.

These street map vending machines are appearing a lot around  Lincolnshire.

As expected, most of the summer businesses were closed and shuttered, I didn't mind
as I wanted to capture the essence of an out of season seaside resort.

View along Skeggy's promenade.

Lifeguard Station on the beach.

Ferris wheel.

The gondola cars are removed until the new season.

Did I say it was cold/  Well it was, this couple found a shelter with views out to the sea.

My wife & Suzi with the prom. almost to themselves.

My only disappointment from the day, the pier was closed.  I thought it might have been
open for people to walk along, as ours back in Cleethorpes is all year round.  Maybe that's
because it's part of a national chain of fish & chip shops now!

Even if this were open I wouldn't be going on it!

More images of Skeggy in part two.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro lens.


  1. I've always loved off-season visits to seaside areas for the opportunities to see close up the things they are generally filled with people. You have captured "Skeggy" very well indeed! I can imagine how children love a summer's day at the pier and beach with all the sweet treats and the carnival atmosphere. On our East Coast the beach resorts it can be a solid mass of people who pay a premium for parking and haul all kinds of gear from long distances for a day on the crowded sand. But ask any one of them and they will tell you it's worth it. Thanks for another great tour!

    1. Parking at Skeggy is a modest £2 for the whole day. I hope to go back for an evening visit in the height of summer as all the rides, Ferris wheel etc will be illuminated.

  2. Thanks for the tour, we have never made it to Skegness. I like out of season places, have a whole different atmosphere. Looks, from the photos, a typical English seaside town - one of the first I believe.

    And Good gracious - only 2 pounds to park! I've recently had to pay five pounds at Padstow and Mylor!

  3. I don't know if Skegness was one of the first seaside resort but I do know that it was where Sir Billy Butlin built his very first holiday camp & this was the making of Skegness.
    Sad to say, Sir Billy approached Cleethorpes first (my home town) with his plans to build a holiday camp, the then council didn't consider it would succeed and turned down his planning app!ication!
    Skegness however,40 miles further along the coast, welcomed him and his plans. The rest is history.