The best sea view cafes and bars on the Lincolnshire Coast

Posted on: 7th May 2024
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Sea view cafes and bars

Seeking a spot to savour coffee and breathtaking seaside views? The breeze of the ocean and lapping waves work wonders for the soul, and paired with a slice of homemade cake, artisan coffee, or beer on a terrace overlooking the beach, you’ve got a real winning recipe for a cosy coastal retreat. With more than 50 miles of natural coastline, the Lincolnshire Coast offers some stunning cafes and bars along the seafront where you can experience a hearty dose of seaside comfort whilst taking in the big sea views. Delve into our guide featuring the top sea-view cafes along the Lincolnshire Coast. Uncover a collection of coastal havens guaranteed to enhance your adventures, rain, or shine!

The Seascape Café: The North Sea Observatory, Chapel St Leonards

A fixture of the iconic North Sea Observatory, experience the appeal of The Seascape Café. This dog friendly delight sits on the coastal promenade of Chapel Point near Chapel St Leonards, an area of the natural coat renowned for birdwatching. The café beckons your discovery and even offers binoculars! Open all year round, soak up stunning surroundings on the outdoor terrace or during colder spells keep cosy inside, framed by the café’s large observatory windows. Serving up an extensive menu of mouth-watering delights, the venue also run a jam-packed calendar of seasonal events, including the renowned sunrise breakfast.

The Seascape Café

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Vista at the Boatshed, Huttoft

Discover Vista at the Boatshed, perched atop a former boat shed near the picturesque shores of Huttoft Beach. This coastal gem, recently bestowed with five stars, serves as an ideal stop along the Lincolnshire Coastal Path. Treat yourself to a rejuvenating break with a steaming cup of coffee from the renowned 200 Degrees roasters. Ascend to the rooftop terrace for breathtaking vistas of the North Sea while relishing delectable bites. Start your day right with a scrumptious beachfront breakfast or explore the diverse lunch and snack offerings from their extensive menu. Welcoming dogs with open arms, Vista at the Boatshed invites you to unwind amidst unspoiled countryside views and breathe in the beauty of the natural coastline.

Vista at the Boatshed

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The View Cafe bar, Skegness

Aptly named, The View Cafe bar showcases stunning views of the Lincolnshire coastline. Situated in the serene Winthorpe area, between Skegness and Ingoldmells, indulge in both indoor and outdoor terrace dining. A hidden gem, The View caters for all tastes proving an extensive menu packed full of delicious delicacies, from hearty fish and chips to vibrant street food specials. In the need of a sweet treat to energise your adventures, the café cake fridge is sure to stock a selection of handmade desserts to really get your taste buds tingling.

With a new Spring closing time of 9pm, the venue offers the perfect patio to watch the sun set, whilst sipping on a cocktail. Catering for the whole family, fully loaded milkshakes are also available, designed to delight children and adults alike! Looking to elevate your coastal experience? The cafe offers a selection of delicious afternoon teas, including seasonal themed high tea experiences. Looking to gather your gang, The View boasts a well-stocked bar and Bottomless Brunch packages, to really get the party started!

The View Cafe bar

The View Cafe bar

Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve Café, Skegness

Locally sourced specialities are served with a side of panoramic views at Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve Café. The sister venue of the popular Seascape Café at the North Sea Observatory, the space also offers a space to relax, unwind or take refuge and refuel after a brisk walk. Featuring floor to ceiling windows and a rooftop viewing platform which frames spectacular views of the Skegness natural coast and the unspoilt countryside, the cafe sheds a new perspective on a lesser-known gem of the Lincolnshire coastline. All year round, the site offers the perfect place to marvel at natures phenomena, providing the opportunity to spot winter breeding seals or wonder at a wide variety of wildflowers.

If you can tear your eyes away from its spectacular surroundings, the cafe’s menu showcases a range of splendours utilising the finest produce from local businesses and farmers of the area. Serving a range of crafted cakes, hot drinks, an extensive lunch menu, and seasonal specials such as High Tide Breakfasts and Sunset Dinners, be sure to relish in the laid-back ambience of this wilderness retreat.

Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve Café


Seaview Café, Mablethorpe

Located on the Seaview car park and boasting panoramic views of Mablethorpe’s pristine sandy shores, stands Seaview Café. Rest and recharge alfresco whilst indulging in a delectable array of hot and cold delicacies. Treat yourself to a range of stacked waffles, doughnuts, and a variety of delicious ice creams, whilst lapping up incredible sea views. Dogs are also welcomed, with a selection of dog-friendly ice creams and treats available for your canine companion. Browse the cafe's onsite beach shop to browse an extensive array of seaside delights.

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