When you think about a seaside getaway you will probably see yourself on the South Coast, basking in the sunshine of the English Riviera. However, you do not have to make the journey south to indulge in an iconic British seaside holiday. Head to the Lincolnshire Coast and take a look at Mablethorpe. With award winning beaches, clean sands and miles of unspoilt coast which stretches all the way to Sutton on Sea, this seaside resort town has everything you need and more.
Here you will find traditional seaside bed and breakfast establishments which form the bedrock of the British seaside, as well as hotels and cottages to suit all tastes and budgets. You will still find traditional beach huts available for hire and there is even a long standing ‘Bathing Beauties Festival’ which takes place here every year. There is something about Mablethorpe that harkens back to the seaside holidays of old which can only add to its overall charm.
No matter what your age you will find something here to entertain and amuse. Should the weather prove to be less than favourable you could spend the afternoon watching a film in the Loewen 3D Cinema, or inside the entertainment complex that the town houses. The Dunes Fairground is sure to keep the kids amused, and of course there are the ever present seaside amusement arcades. Try your hand at horse riding along the beach or settle in for a game or two of bingo, you can do as little or as much as you like while you are here. Stroll along the promenade taking in the wonderful sea views, or stop for a while in a café or bar and let the world pass you by for a while.
Things to See and Do
Summer sees the circus come to town. From July through to September the town will be filled with the fun of the circus, offering something for young and old alike. A trip to the fairground offers train rides, seaside shows and animals for the kids to interact with. Watch the sand racing that takes place on the beach or get back to nature by visiting the nature reserve.
A popular attraction for visitors is the town’s Seal Sanctuary. Set only metres from the sea and in two acres of dune filled land the sanctuary offers visitors a unique experience. The sanctuary has been here since the early seventies and over the years has rescued hundreds of injured and abandoned seals, nursing them back to health and releasing them back into the sea. For the seals that are unable to return to open water the sanctuary has become their home. There is also a wildlife hospital on the site where you can see lots of other coastal wildlife native to the region.
Slightly more adult themed entertainment is provided by a tour of the Bateman’s Brewery in nearby Wainfleet where you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about beer. While you are there you will have the opportunity not only to sample some of the locally brewed beers but also the best in local cuisine too.