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24 Hours In Skegness

by Tom Storr
24 December 2013 2 Comments

You can forget Brighton or other gentrified seaside resorts. Skegness is a place that exists to please, and for that alone it's worth a visit...

Skegness is special.  At the end of the line from the Midlands it sits in its own world on the Lincolnshire coast, 20 years behind the rest of the country.  It was off season when I visited and with the tourists still thumbing their Butlins catalogues and dreaming of a week of summer sun, it feels like hard times behind the local’s warm welcome.

The mark of new ideas evident in other seaside towns around Britain is absent here. It is as if the kiss-me-quick hats, pedalos and sticks of rock are kept sacred for returning tourists, like Mum and Dad keeping your Transformers duvet cover washed and ready for your Christmas visit.  It is a town that exists to please and for that alone is well worth a visit.

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Stukaface 12:14 pm, 31-Mar-2013

My son and myself spent a weekend in Skeggy.It certainly beats my hometown, Blackpool, into a cocked hat.The vibe was better and the promenade and fair welcoming.It even has a hotel on the seafront called 'Quorn' and an Arnold Palmer pitch and putt.What's not to like..?

vasco de Gama 11:45 pm, 24-Dec-2013

It's duelling banjo country....

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