The best time of year to visit Skegness for a short break

Everybody loves a trip to the coast, and now the warmer months are (finally) here, there's no doubt plenty of us will be getting ready for a visit to our beautiful coastline. Whether you prefer a day on the beach, a trip to the arcades, or are just visiting for the fish and chips, there's something for everyone in Skegness.

Whilst much of the town stays open through the winter, it is during the summer months when Skegness really comes alive. Warm weather often makes for the best trips, but there are plenty of other factors to take into account for what can make a great visit.

With plenty of options for things to do, including Fantasy Island in Ingoldmells, a day trip to Butlin's, or any of the other great things to do in Skegness, it's important to know when the best time is to visit. Thankfully, we've put together this handy guide of everything you need to know.

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When is the best time to visit Skegness?

For people wondering when exactly is the best, and warmest time to visit Lincolnshire's East Coast, national weather statistics from the Met Office and other forecasters are available to show exactly when to plan your visit. Although you can never perfectly predict the weather, playing these odds could help ensure a dream getaway.

According to Weather Spark, the warm season in Skegness is between June 20 and September 13. During this period, the town has an average high temperature of above 18C.

The peak of this warm season is in August. During the school holidays month, Skegness has an average high temperature of 20C.

July, despite not being the warmest month of the year in Skegness, has the clearest skies of the year. There are little-to-no clouds for 54 per cent of the month, on average.

The month with the least rainfall is April, when there is an average of 6.3 days of precipitation. This means tourists have plenty of options of when to visit, depending on what the most important thing is to you.

For people who prefer a more bracing walk along the beach, there is plenty of time to experience that during the winter months. During the cool season, from November 18 to March 17, the seaside town has an average daily high temperature of 7C - and an average low of just 2C.

If you're worried that visiting during the peak times for warm weather may mean having to suffer from a much busier beach, there are plenty of hidden troves along Lincolnshire's coastline. A number of them are also just a short drive away from Skegness or Mablethorpe.