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Skegness beach

Skegness was voted the "worst" seaside town

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 13/09/2023

- 07:00

Updated: 14/09/2023

- 11:19

The worst seaside towns in the UK were voted on by more than 3,000 people

The UK is full of beautiful beaches in seaside towns which are reachable no matter where you live.

Britons voted their least favourite seaside towns in a study released this year.

However, not everyone agreed with which seaside town was voted as the worst.

Research previously released by Which? detailed the worst one in the UK, voted by readers.

Clacton-on-Sea beach

Clacton-on-Sea was also voted as the worst seaside town


Skegness and Clacton-on-Sea were joint last and both received a satisfaction rate of 48 per cent.

But what do tourists say?

Many appear to disagree as the area has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Tripadvisor.

One reviewer wrote: "We were pleasantly surprised to find the beach to be clean and not overly crowded despite all the pleasant weather."

Another commented the location was "fantastic" and a "wonderful place" with "so much to do".

A third said it was "always clean" with "lots to do in the summer months".

One more review published this month said: "Skegness beach is not dirty, filthy, or covered in litter, it a long clean beach with very good walks."

Others agreed with the worst beach ranking as one Tripadvisor user called it "the most revolting beach we have ever been on" while another recent review called it a "horrible" place.

Clacton-on-Sea also has 4.5 out of 5 stars on Tripadvisor with nearly 1,000 reviews.

One reviewer called it a "beautiful and clean" beach that they absolutely loved. Another also praised it for having a clean beach.

Skegness beach

Tourists praised Skegness as having a "wonderful" beach


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