Chapel St Leonards Beach

Chapel St Leonards is a sand and shingle beach on the Lincolnshire coastline located next to the resort town of the same name. The beach is a popular place for swimming and for family days out, it is also a good place for walking as the beaches stretch for many miles in both directions along this part of the Lincolnshire coastline.

To the south, the beach leads to the larger resort town of Skegness, which is about 6 miles away. One mile north of the main beach entrance is Chapel Point, a defensive structure built during the Second World War. It is a popular viewing point, particularly for bird watchers. A little further north, there is a quieter section of beach towards Anderby Creek and Sandilands.

A promenade runs alongside the beach, which boasts a pub, about 50 meters south of the main beach entrance. There are plenty more facilities such as toilets, pubs, restaurants, shops and places to stay in the town of Chapel St Leonards.  As one would expect in a resort town there are also various caravan parks and resort-style attractions such as crazy golf, amusement arcades and children’s play areas.

There are a number of small car parks in the town of Chapel St Leonards, each one a short walk from the beach. The largest, is the Well Vale Car Park, located along Well Vale Drive, about 150 meters from the beach. The beach is accessed down a short flight of steps.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs banned from central beach area between 1 to September 30. However, the rest of the beach is still open to dogs.

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  • Amusement arcade
  • Crazy golf/putting
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing


  • Promenade

Nearest town



PE24 5BQ

OS grid ref.

TF 5631 7217

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Chapel St Leonards Beach Reviews

Don’t believe bad reviews

Mar 30th 2021

If you want big arcades, big business and big burgers go to Skeggy.

However, if you want a quiet village setting then Chapel St Leonards is the place for you. There is a big team of local residents that trawl the beach and village for rubbish every week. The grass probably isn’t cut as often as residents want but it does get cut and we have quite a lovely green. Most of our shops are modern with several quite quaint little businesses. We have a few cafes to delight your taste buds and can assure you they are spotlessly clean. We have a pub that really is on the beach and you can sit in the Jolly Roger with a beer, ice cream and speciality ice cream for your pooch. In the balmy sunny evenings several of our bars have live music. In the summer the local carnival and summer fete are quite lovely. You can sit on the green with a pint and great fish and chips. Or maybe our Chinese, Indian or even Italian may be more to your taste. Throughout the year there are craft fairs and events.

All in all for someone to mark this little jewel in the crown down because, unfortunately, we didn’t make their grade on a particular day is a little disingenuous.

Please think before you post. People here need to make a living. I haven’t lived here long and can attest there are several characters and maybe I’m one of them. But this is a wonderful environment for all. The beach is a natural wonder all of its own.

Hopefully your next visit will be a little better. Let us know when your coming and we’ll make sure the grass is cut and everyone smiles.

All the best
Stay safe

did not like it at all
Oct 22nd 2020

very disappointed with my visit to chapel st. leonard.  found the village green tacky with a few cafes and restaurants - gift shops and the usual ice cream shops.  was expecting much more from the front and the beach -
wind turbines all in a row spoilt the sea view - beach nothing special
definitely would not return -


Adam marsh
Jun 29th 2020

Best holiday destination ever!!!

What did we get wrong?