Beside the Seaside

Beside the seaside: Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire UK

Located on the East Coast of Lincolnshire, Mablethorpe is a great place to visit, there really is something for everyone.

The beach is superbly clean and goes on for miles! The waves tend to be a little kinder and the little ones can play in the (usually warmer) shallow streams that form when the tide goes out. The very gently sloping beach is also great as the kids can play quite far out in the sea but generally still touch the floor! (Parental supervision required mind!)

We always start off at the North End where it’s a little quieter, away from the main promenade, so you get a nice bit of beach pretty much to yourself!
The car park at the North end couldn’t be any better, you simply park up, walk over the dune and you’re on the beach! There’s even a little shop selling teas, coffees and beach paraphernalia.

The thing I like most about Mablethorpe is that you can have the best of both worlds. If you like the hubbub of the main promenade area it’s great, with all the arcades, funfair and shops but if like me you like a slightly more sedate seaside experience 5 mins down the road you can have the peace and quiet too.  We normally do half and half!

There is also something very special that you just don’t get in many places and that’s the Sand Train! A train that drives up and down the beach, in the breaking surf, which for the kiddies (and big kiddies!) is so much fun!


We’ve had no end of great family times at Mablethorpe, flying kites, building sandcastles and playing in the arcades. When it comes to lunch, Monty’s Fish & Chips is our top tip! Located on Fitzwilliam Street near the main promenade area the food there is absolutely delicious.  We normally sit in which is great option when you have little ones in tow plus they can have a pit stop there too!

Another lovely place we like to go and have a nice ice cream is Mr. G’s on the seafront. A fantastic café which does food, drinks and of course Ice cream including a mean Knickerbocker Glory!

We highly recommend Mablethorpe for a great family day out! Its a regular for us!

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