Thousands flock to the Skegness coast

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A SURGE of tourists descended onto the beautiful coasts of Lincolnshire last week, as the temperatures continued to soar.

Coun Doreen Stephenson, Leader of East Lindsey District Council, said the coast has seen one of the busiest Easter weekends for many years: “The feedback we’re receiving from businesses is very positive, which is excellent news and shows that our award winning resorts remain some of the most popular places to visit in the country.

Crowds also made the most of the Easter holiday’s and the early warm sun as they hurried onto the streets and beach of Skegness.

Nigel Tett, chairman of the Skegness East Coast and Wolds Hoteliers Association, said: “I think it will have a big boost for tourism for this area and the hinterlands. There were very few vacancy signs in windows and I heard that day trippers were arriving early but staying late. I couldn’t believe how busy it was in town on Saturday. I saw people queuing out of the shops. We will have to wait and see on the retail side to see if the visitors were spending as well. We have a very loyal band of customers and we are now starting to see the next generation in that category. I think it’s fair to say that we are seeing a different geographical market now. As we are seeing people coming form South and East Yorkshire and the East Midlands but we are getting visitors from the home counties and the West Midlands now.

“We are looking forward to another Bank Holiday weekend ahead.”

Coun Stephenson added: “We have another long weekend to look forward to, which we hope is just as busy; and many major events coming up that will further promote our coast as the place to visit for a great time.”