The mediaeval village was overwhelmed by the sea, but its replacement started becoming known as a watering place in the early 19th century, Alfred Lord Tennyson beong an early devotee.
The railway arrived in 1873, and it was from this point that the town`s prosperity took off, helped by intelligent town planning by the landowner, the Earl of Scarborough.
The famous Jolly Fisherman, and the slogan "Skegness is so bracing", have been successfully promoting Skeggy (as it is known to many visitors) since 1908, when they were used on railway posters.
The sandy beach is 6 miles long.
Billy Butlin opened his first holiday camp at Skegness on Easter Monday 1936.
Skegness Pier, Clock Tower, Skegness Natureland, Model Village and funfairs and amusements combine to keep Skegness in the top rank of seaside towns.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Skegness for groups.