Anderby Creek Beach

Anderby Creek is a long, sandy beach on the Lincolnshire coast, between Chapel St Leonards and Skegness to the south, and Sandilands and Mablethorpe to the north. The long, sandy beaches along this part of the coastline stretch for many miles, making it an excellent spot for a long walk up or down the coast.

Being very much unspoilt by over-development, Anderby Beach is the perfect place if you want to discover the beautiful Lincolnshire coastline. It is a peaceful, tranquil place, away from the noisy tourist attractions of some of the area’s better known resorts.

There is a car park on Sandy Lane with access to the beach via a path that crosses the sand dunes behind the beach. Toilets are located here, as well as a beach café, a pub with a beer garden, and a shop in the small village of Anderby Creek behind the beach. There are also a number of caravan parks in the village.

The village of Anderby (not to be confused with Anderby Creek) is about a mile inland along the road that leads to the beach.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned from part of the beach between 1 May - 30 September inclusive. This area stretches 270 metres south of the pullover at Anderby Creek

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets

Nearest town



PE24 5XT

OS grid ref.

TF 5522 7616

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Anderby Creek Beach Reviews

Great place greedy council spoiled buy parking charge

Lee somers
Jun 26th 2022

The place is great for families and dogs great beach just a nice relaxed place to stay well it was until the council realised they could make money.ioff it . It was an unspoiled place to go . I down loaded the app before setting off knowing I had to pay by phone . On turning up I got parked then the fun started trying to pay o look no internet connection tried several time but still no joy so I moved the car to get a better signal but still it wouldn’t allow me to pay . It vexed me how we carn’t used contactless with a machine but that going to cost isn’t it . So I didn’t stop and went to chapel st Leonard’s. There wasn’t just me leaving as others where struggling to pay .some people do not have phone that let you pay so have to ring up to pay and go through a lot of crap just to get a parking ticket . Even the road up to the beach is now double yellow so you can’t park there . So thank you council for ruining my day at the beach with your greed , it used to be a great place to go but won’t be visiting any time soon

Amazing Beaches

Apr 21st 2022

Amazing Beaches all along!
Be careful of the jelly fish. Water isn’t clean. Shame…....

Apr 17th 2022

Stunning, peaceful beach!

Unable to pay

Oct 23rd 2021

The beach is nice and there are plenty of shells and fossils to be found. And the cafe does a good cuppah and ‘proper’ thick bacon sarnie.

Unfortunately the car-park meter has been recently been replaced with some ridiculous ‘Pay by phone’ system, that is USELESS if you don’t own a smart-phone, your phone battery is flat, or you just didn’t think to bring your bank card to the beach!
I had no way to pay, so i didn’t!  lol!

Dec 04th 2020

not as peaceful as you think as it is rammed with people all throughout the summer, however it is beautiful and provides a great day out

Absolutely gorgeous little gem!

Sep 26th 2020

Wide sweep of sandy beach, so atmospheric and unspoilt. Great water quality rating and nature reserves either side. Had a wonderful lunch at Poppa’s the owners were very kind to us on a hot and humid summer’s day. Loved it so much we only went and bought a little cottage there! ????????????. Can’t wait to get back!


Sep 17th 2020

limited parking, with traffic wardens on patrol, people parking on the grass verge behind yellow lines will still get a parking ticket so please be aware.

Sep 13th 2020

Parking to small for the level of development was not possible to park so never got out of car

Aug 24th 2020

Had a wonderful day on this beach, lots of room for safe social distancing.
The cafe was very busy, waiting time for take away food was over an hour, so recommend taking packed lunch at busy times.

Love the simplicity of this beautiful beach

Amanda Warsop
Aug 08th 2020

Having fond childhood memories of the summer 1977 I returned to this beach recently. Still as lovely as ever. Lovely cafe/shop (improved from the 1970’s) and in addition a further cafe a few minutes walk from the beach. Public toilets a plus. A wonderful hidden gem!

Jun 01st 2020

Fantastic unspoiled beach had a really fantastic day with children and dogs (on the part of beach dogs are allowed) we all loved it. Highly recommend a visit

Favourite beach for horses!

Mar 16th 2020

Have brought my horses here numerous times, they both absolutely love it. A vast expanse of sand perfect for galloping across (although take care, as parts can be quite boggy where the water pools, also be mindful of other beach-goers!). This is also a great beach for dog walkers and anybody wanting a nice stroll and a paddle.

Our favourite beach

Emma Lenney
Aug 13th 2019

Wonderful wild unspoiled beach, great for dog walking

Fantastic unspoilt beach

Jul 25th 2019

Fantastic unspoilt beach- dog friendly except for a small section. Excellent water quality rating.

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