A pleasant little east-coast seaside town, with a fine sandy beach, invigorating sea air and a lively promenade lined with traditional beach huts. A great choice for a family holiday or for a day-out by the Great British Seaside. Although the resort does not compare with the grand scale of its neighbour Skegness, all the traditional seaside amenities are available here, including, amusement arcades, an entertainment complex and a small funfair. There is also a seafront park, with colourful gardens, a miniature railway, tennis courts, putting green, boating lake, paddling pool and other children's activities.

Mablethorpe Beach
Mablethorpe Promenade © Travel About Britain

This popular resort has a beautiful blue flag beach with firm golden sand. In calm conditions the beach provides safe bathing, all the way down to the quaint seaside village of Sutton on Sea. However, during rough weather the water can be a little treacherous, so do not swim when the red flags are on display.

Landlubbers can take a ride on a sand train that runs up and down the shore all summer long or enjoy the many traditional side shows.

During peak season the central promenade illuminations are switched in the evening, with firework displays on event days. One of the most popular attractions is the Seal Sanctuary at North End, where you can see wildlife and endangered seals that have been rescued from the local shoreline.

The town has a wide High Street, packed with independent shops, restaurants, cafes, takeaways and great fish and chip. There are two cinemas to visit and regular live evening entertainment is provided in the local pubs, clubs and bars.

Mablethorpe Seafront
Mablethorpe Seafront © Travel About Britain

Mablethorpe has not always been a pleasure resort, and there has been a settlement here for thousands of years. Low tide reveals old tree stumps that mark the remains of a medieval village engulfed by the sea in 1289. The only surviving medieval building in the town is the Church of St Mary, which contains various period relics.

Places of interest to visit in Mablethorpe

The Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary and Wildlife Centre

A small wildlife and animal rescue centre that provides a successful conservation programme. With over 70 animal species, there are colourful gardens, monkeys, birds of prey, peafowl, llamas and of course seals.

The sanctuary has rescued hundreds of injured and orphaned seals over the years. The animals are rehabilitated and looked after in a specially designed hospital, until they can be released back into the wild. For those unable to return to the sea, the facilities provides a permanent home.

Opening times: February to November, daily from 10am (wknds only Nov) - Admission Charge
Location: North End Mablethorpe Lincolnshire LN12 1QG
Tel: 01507 473346
Website: thesealsanctuary.co.uk

Ye Olde Curiosity Museum

A unique and astonishing mix of antiques and curios - on display and for sale, in this unusual establishment. Visitors are always welcome to come and browse around.

Opening times: daily from 10am - Free Entry
Location: 61A Victoria Road, Mablethorpe, LN12 2AF
Tel: 01507 472406

Map of Mablethorpe


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