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Mablethorpe is a traditional Lincolnshire seaside resort with a fantastic sandy beach, which received a prestigious Blue Flag Award in 2013.

Blue Flag Awards are given to resorts with the highest standard of cleanliness and purity of water, making Mablethorpe beach an ideal place to take the kids.

Quieter than it’s lively neighbour Skegness, it is a great place to spend a day at the seaside, with plenty to keep the whole family amused.

Things to do in Mablethorpe:

  • Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary & Wildlife Centre. The Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary has rescued hundreds of injured seals since it opened in 1974 and is home to seals not strong enough to be released back into the sea. Foxes, badgers and barn owls have also found refuge at this wonderful sanctuary. It’s well worth a visit.
  • Kids Adventure World is a soft play area for younger children located in Spanish City (the shopping complex at the end of the High Street).
  • The Sand Train runs the length of Mablethorpe beach and even splashes into the edge of the sea – great fun! This legendary attraction is not to be missed!
  • Dunes Fairground. Located at the edge of the promenade, Dunes is a traditional fairground attraction with rides and arcades, offering fun and entertainment for the whole family.
  • Hooks Island Crazy Golf on North Promenade. Have a fun game of crazy golf on Captain Hook’s very own treasure island!
  • Motorcycle Sand Racing. Motorcycle races take place regularly on Mablethorpe beach throughout the winter months, between October and March. There is also a fantastic annual Motorbike Festival in March, which attracts top British Superbike riders and has lots of great family entertainment – for more information about the festival, please click here.
  • Queen’s Park is located across from the beach. It is a traditional municipal park with beautifully landscaped gardens. It also has a paddling pool, boating lake, Thomas the Tank Engine miniature railway, crazy golf, tennis courts, bowling green and an 18 hole putting green.

If you are planning a trip to the Lincolnshire coast, you may also want to read up on Skegness and Cleethorpes.