Anderby Creek Beach

  • Anderby Creek Beach - Lincolnshire
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  • 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

    Lincolnshire dog friendly beaches »


    • 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

    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!

    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!

    Fantastic unspoilt beach

    Jul 25th 2019

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

    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!

    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.

    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

    Our favourite beach

    Emma Lenney
    Aug 13th 2019

    Wonderful wild unspoiled beach, great for dog walking


    May 13th 2024

    Ignore the nay-sayers and their gripes about parking and crowds and so on. Use your brain. If it’s forecast to be a beautiful day expect the place to be busy and plan accordingly.
    Beyond that I will say that this beach is totally unspoiled. It is a rare ’ bucket and spade job ’ and by that I mean it’s ideal for a family day out with a picnic. Bleeping phones and gadgets will soon be forgotten by kids of any age ( up to 100yrs old ???? )....a bucket and spade is all they will want as they will soon be building sand castles, motes, digging holes, wandering the dunes or paddling in the sea.
    Pick your spot. Get the blankets out, knock up a windbreaker or two, throw in a pop up shelter against the sun, then break out the buffet !
    Pitch up, switch off and chill out. Let Anderby Creek gently take your hand and lead you back in time to when days went on forever. Savour the one moment in your hectic life you where you actually stop and smell the roses.
    I love this beach. It’s timeless, simple and innocent. It is Lincolnshire’s hidden little gem x

    Beautiful Beach

    Peter Scott
    Aug 24th 2022

    Ideal place to enjoy the Lincolnshire coast.
    Beautiful beach with endless sand. Perfect for walking the dogs.

    Unspoilt, sand, sea and dunes

    Jul 27th 2022

    A gorgeous place of you just want a long walk along the beach. My favourite place. Parking can be a bit tricky since there aren’t many empty places on a summer’s day. The parking app didn’t work as I couldn’t get a signal,  but it’s no problem because you can call the number on the sign. The toilets and the little shop and café are useful additions. Love it.

    Car parking

    Jul 21st 2022

    Car Parking could not get a signal for phone to pay !!! brill system not

    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

    Apr 17th 2022

    Stunning, peaceful beach!


    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.

    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.

    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

    Sep 13th 2020

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

    Amazing Beaches

    Apr 21st 2022

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