If you are arranging or are planning a visit to the popular Lincolnshire seaside resort of Skegness you may be asking yourself how easy is it to get and travel around once you are here?
Well, you’re not in for any nasty or unexpected surprises!
Being a popular UK holiday resort (as well as Chapel St Leonards, Ingoldmells, and Mablethorpe) it has a good transport network to suit travellers and visitors of all ages.
It has good rail links, is a popular destination for UK National and local coach operators, has a great local bus service, and is very pedestrian friendly too.
Getting to Skegness
Travelling here is straight forward, most visitors choose to visit by way of rail, coach, or private car. Being on the main rail network this seaside resort is easy to travel to from most major UK cities.
Coach - most National coach operators cover Skegness in their route plans, mainly during the holiday seasons of Spring through to Autumn.
By Car - this Lincolnshire coastal resort is easy to get to with travel taking place on single, dual carriageways, and local rural roads. The resort is well sign posted on all major A roads in and around Lincolnshire.
Travelling around Skegness
Travelling and getting around is very easy, no matter what form of transport you wish to take. In no particular order we’ll go over the most common ways to enjoy your visit and holiday in Skegness and pointing you in the right direction to get around.
Skegness has a great frequent and low cost bus service. It has a good number of bus stops that cover all the main attraction locations and in particular along the sea front and pier area. Purchase a PLUSBUS ticket and you will get unlimited travel for the time duration of your ticket. The most popular tickets are the day and weekly tickets.
For more information visit the plusbus website
During the hotter months of the year you can travel around skegness on one of the many open-top buses. These again stop at all the main attractions.
If you are visiting in your own car you will soon see that Skegness is really easy to drive-around. Being almost totally flat driving here is simple and stress free. The roads run in a grid fashion so your never far from the sea front, the beach, the promenade, the pier, shopping areas, or access roads and routes to the main local caravan parks or holiday sites.
Car parking can be a little difficult during the busy weekends during Easter and the main popular summer months - we recommend you use one of the large main “pay and display” car parks if you intend to stay in the resort centre for more than about 4 hours. Alternatively why not think about travelling around Skegness by bus? Just park your car up for the day and hop on and off the local buses when needed?
If you are stopping here for several days or longer you may wish to use one of the local taxi operators, and especially if your hitting the town at night! There are several local taxi companies that offer a good local service around the resort and at an affordable price. If you fancy leaving the car back at the caravan site or the bed and breakfast (or hotel) this is a great option if you are thinking of having a meal out and maybe a few drinks whilst on holiday in Skegness.
One of the reasons why people love this seaside resort is the fact that it is so easy to travel around once you are here. All the main areas and attractions can be walked to and from once you are on the sea front. Shopping is easy here too, and you don’t need a car! Simply walk from one area or street to another, or visit one of the busy markets.
Mobility Scooters and Wheelchairs
For those visitors that are elderly or are not as steady on their feet as others, Skegness is a blessing. With wide large footpaths, open and well designated street crossings, and many open areas it is well designed and suited for users of wheelchairs and powered mobility scooters. Nearly all of the sights and visitor attractions can be easily reached by people who need the use of one of these mobility aids. This includes the promenade, the pier, most of the amusement arcades and bingo’s, the local cinema and theatre, cafes, coffee shops, bars, public houses, and restaurants, shops, Skegness market, the fun fair, bowling green, seal sancturary, and the countless eateries including of course the ice cream parlours and fish and chip shops that Skegness is famous for.
View more information on where to obtain local mobility scooter hire