Tourism leaders at East Lindsey District Council have spoken of their delight after Skegness Beach was named among the top 50 UK beaches by the Sunday Times - reaching a lofty 12th place.
The article, which was published in the national broadsheet yesterday (Sunday), described Skegness’s Blue Flag award winning beach as ‘magnificent’, whilst also recognising that the SO Festival and Hames Chocolate Café were two of the high quality attractions on offer in the resort.
Portfolio holder for culture, leisure and tourism at the district council, Coun Adam Grist, said: “Coming 12th in The Sunday Times top 50 beaches is an exciting and important acknowledgment for Skegness and the wider district.
“It is great that a local business, Hames Chocolate Cafe and SO Festival are both recognised in the article as high quality experiences.
“We are blessed with a wonderful coastline and are proud to be flying Blue Flags again this year at Mablethorpe, Skegness and Sutton on Sea.
“Being featured in the top 50 beaches can only be good for tourism and confirms what we have known for a long time - that East Lincolnshire is a great place to visit.”
Skegness remains one of the UK’s most visited destinations, attracting millions of visitors each year.
For more about the visitor offer in East Lindsey, including the market towns, visit www.visiteastlincolnshire.com.
For more information about this year’s SO Festival, which takes place from June 28 to July 7, visit www.sofestival.org.