When you think of Lincolnshire’s coast, your mind will probably wander towards seaside towns like Skegness and Mablethorpe. These large resorts are tourist hotspots and bring thousands of families to the county each year – but one area of the coastline you might not have heard of is Anderby Creek.
10 miles North of Skegness, the holiday village of Anderby has managed to remain a peaceful and slow-paced destination. Offering a long stretch of sandy beach, known as ‘the creek’, it certainly seems like I’ve stumbled across the county’s best kept secret.
After waking up with no real plans and determined not to sit at home all day, I headed to the East coast to explore. Given it was a sunny Saturday, I expected swarms of sunbathers, but I was pleasantly surprised to find only a few families and dog walkers along the vast shoreline.
Not far from the waters edge is Anderby Beach Cafe, a great independent eatery offering an impressively varied menu for such a small place. The adjoining shop was a popular spot to grab an ice cream and beach essentials, including the biggest flamingo floaty I’ve ever seen! I spent a considerable amount of time at the cafe, making the most of tea refills and the free wifi – every now and then I find a cute lounge where I feel inspired to sit and write, often forgetting about the world for a few hours. This was one of those places.
I was very lucky with the weather and spent the rest of the afternoon searching for shells and walking through the low tide. I rounded off the day by watching the sunset over the waves – with a strawberry ice cream, of course. If you’re looking for a relaxed beach spot without the big lights and busy buzz of the larger resorts, I’d definitely recommend the Creek.
Want to visit Anderby Creek? Here are some useful details:
Anderby Creek car park is free – yay – and is right next to the beach. There’s also a free public toilet at the car park.
There’s an awesome viewing point at the beach entrance called the Cloud Bar – make sure you give it a visit.