Lincolnshire
May 15, 2018 3.01 pm This story is over

‘Excellent’ Lincolnshire bathing waters to visit

Environment Agency approved.

Calling all toe-dippers, dive bombers and seaside swimmers!

If you’re wondering where the best and safest places are to get your feet wet this summer, wonder no further.

We’ve compiled a list of all the Lincolnshire’s bathing spots the Environment Agency deems ‘excellent’.

Skegness

  • Rating: 3/3 (Excellent)
  • Water Sample Taken: May 9

Seen by many as the iconic seaside resort, Skegness is a hit with the British holidaymaker.  The resort is home to award-winning beaches and is backed by public gardens.

The beach at Skegness has received a 3/3 rating every year since 2014, with “objectionable” litter being noted on 2% of visits.

Ingoldmells

Ingoldmells

Photo: Bill Richards

  • Rating: 3/3 (Excellent)
  • Water Sample Taken: May 9

Just north of Skegness lies Ingoldmells. Another busy seaside town and home to the iconic Butlins By The Sea. Away from the hustle and bustle of the market, theme park and arcades swimmers can enjoy a long stretch of beach.

The beach at Ingoldmells has received a 3/3 rating every year since 2014, with “objectionable” litter being noted on 4% of visits.

Chapel St Leonards

Chapel St Leonards

Photo: Split The Kipper

  • Rating: 3/3 (Excellent)
  • Water Sample Taken: May 9

A much quieter locale than Skegness, Chapel St Leonards is a sandy beach attached to a small village. Despite a quieter reputation, it is still home to many seaside staples, making it perfect for families with a mix of priorities.

The beach at Chapel St Leonards has received a 3/3 rating every year since 2014, with “objectionable” litter being noted on 1% of visits.

Anderby

Anderby Creek

Photo: Bryan Ledgard

  • Rating: 3/3 (Excellent)
  • Water Sample Taken: May 9

Building restrictions around Anderby make it a very different seaside town to many of the others in this list. Described by some as an “oasis”, Anderby’s dunes are popular with those looking for a rural escape.

The beach at Anderby has received a 3/3 rating every year since 2014, with “objectionable” litter never being recorded at the site.

Moggs Eye

Moggs Eye Huttoft

Photo: Staticgirl

  • Rating: 3/3 (Excellent)
  • Water Sample Taken: May 9

Moggs Eye is a rural option on the edge of Huttoft. The beach is surrounded by sand dunes and unspoilt countryside.

The beach at Moggs Eye has received a 3/3 rating every year since 2014, with “objectionable” litter never being recorded at the site.

Sutton-On-Sea

Photo: Jon’s Pics

  • Rating: 3/3 (Excellent)
  • Water Sample Taken: May 9

Home to rows of picturesque beach huts, Sutton-On-Sea is another award winning section of the Lincolnshire coast. Like Chapel St Leonards, the resort is somewhat of a halfway point between those wanting a rural experience and those wanting the full seaside package.

The beach at Sutton-On-Sea has received a 3/3 rating every year since 2014, with “objectionable” litter never being recorded at the site.

Mablethorpe

Mablethorpe

Photo: Staticgirl

  • Rating: 3/3 (Excellent)
  • Water Sample Taken: May 9

Mablethorpe’s golden sands have been a source of inspiration for many people, including Lincolnshire Poet Alfred Tennyson. On site is a lifeboat station which operate patrols of the nearby area, meaning swimmers can paddle safely and with confidence.

The beach at Mablethorpe has received a 3/3 rating every year since 2014, with “objectionable” litter never being recorded at the site.

Humberston Fitties

Humberston

Photo: Bryan Ledgard

  • Rating: 3/3 (Excellent)
  • Water Sample Taken: May 9

From the beach at Humberston, visitors can stare out towards the off-coast sand forts. Relics of the first world war which were used to defend the Humber river from attack. Following the war it became a popular holiday spot, with holidaymakers taking advantage of the unoccupied camp huts used by soldiers.

Like many of the beaches on this stretch of the British coastline, the beach itself is composed of windswept sand dunes making it the perfect place to catch some rays before cooling off in the sea.

The beach at Humberston Fitties has received a 3/3 rating every year since 2014, with “objectionable” litter being noted on 3% of the visits.

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