Skegness is a traditional seaside resort on the Lincolnshire coast that's a delight to travel to by train from most major British cities. There are no direct services, however. All passengers from these large centres need to connect to trains to Skegness via either Grantham or Nottingham. In both cases, there are fast and frequent connections.
Skegness station is where all rail services into Skegness terminate. A statue of the "Jolly Fisherman", featured on early railway posters and now something of a symbol of the town, welcomes arriving passengers. The elegant 19th century railway station has basic facilities, including public toilets and there are cafes and restaurants nearby. Skegness station is located a short five minute stroll from the beach. Buses leave from directly outside the station for both the beach and other local destinations.
All services into Skegness are operated by East Midlands Trains. No other train operators use the station. Services into Skegness from major cities travel via Grantham or via Nottingham. There are regular connections from both Grantham and Nottingham, all on East Midlands Trains, into Skegness itself.
Using a train to travel to Skegness is by far the easiest way of reaching this delightful little seaside town. From London, there are regular services which connect to Skegness via Grantham, which also services passengers from Manchester, Liverpool and Edinburgh, among others. Passengers from Leicester, Derby and Birmingham can connect to Skegness via Nottingham. On all of these routes, regular trains make the journey to Skegness a simple one.
The town's beach is attraction enough for many who take trains to Skegness. This is a place that delights in traditional British seaside pleasures, such as donkey rides and a walk around the pier. Indeed, the easiest way to get around Skegness is on foot. Children of all ages should head to Buttons Pleasure Beach with unlimited rides on various funfair attractions for the day for the price of a wristband. If you're fond of wildlife, a visit to Natureland Seal Sanctuary on the North Parade is a must. The sanctuary rescues seals that are stranded on Lincolnshire beaches. There are also penguins and a butterfly house.