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Attractions in Mablethorpe

Mablethorpe has always been a family favourite. With its two-mile stretch of golden sands, it is the perfect place to while away those long summer days. The family-friendly resort on the East coast of Lincolnshire offers everything you could want for a family holiday.

Mablethorpe Beach

Mablethorpe Beach

Mablethorpe holds a Blue Flag Award for its beautiful beach. The town centre has the fairground Dunes Leisure where there is plenty of family-friendly fairground rides, cafes, fish and chips, crazy golf, donkey rides and everything you’d expect in a traditional seaside holiday resort.

Seal Sanctuary​

Seal Sanctuary

The Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary & Wildlife Centre is a must-see visitor attraction perfect for the whole family. Explore two acres of sand dunes and discover animals including primates, reptiles, birds of prey, meerkats, seabirds and much more. Learn all about the history of the Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary and the fabulous work they do in the seal hospital and rescue and rehabilitation centre.

Queen's Park

Queen's Park

On the south beach is Queens Park, which offers a chance to relax amongst its neatly manicured gardens surrounded by Cafes and places to eat. You’ll also find a paddling pool, tennis courts, boating lake, miniature railway, crown green bowls and putting green.

Tide and Time Bell

Time & Tide Bell

For a quieter experience simply head north for sand dunes and a beach that gets wider and wider The Time and Tide Bell is a sculpture by artist Marcus Vergette’s placed on the shoreline to the north of Mablethorpe and on the way to Theddlethorpe.

Throughout Mablethorpe, we have a number of roaming performances we have in store for you! Please visit our What’s On page for more information.

As well as our roaming performances, the award-winning Mablethorpe In Bloom has been busy at work with this year’s flower displays and hanging baskets. All of their displays will be designed to compliment Mablethorpe Pride. 

Mablethorpe In Bloom

Further Afield

Sutton on Sea
Sutton On Sea Beach Huts

Sutton on Sea

Two and a half miles south, and a leisurely walk from Mablethorpe along the seafront is Sutton on Sea, an unspoiled village on the Lincolnshire Coast. Sutton on Sea is the ideal destination for families and couples looking to explore the East Coast and Lincolnshire Wolds away from the bright lights and attractions of the nearby resorts. As with the beaches of Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea beach also has a Blue Flag Award, ensuring the best quality beaches to enjoy.

The village has a good range of independent shops and is a popular place to retire. The village boasts a paddling pool and several small independent shops.

Theddlethorpe

Saltfleetby & Theddlethorpe

To the North of Mablethorpe lies the Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve. This national nature reserve is on the coast of Lincolnshire. It is managed in part by Natural England; in part by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and consists of 1,377 acres of sand dunes, salt marsh, sand and mudflats. sometimes referred to as Rimac. The reserve is one of only a handful of locations in the UK where the natterjack toad can be found. In summer, many species of orchids can be seen on the dunes and dune slacks. Other wildlife includes cuckoo, barn owl and six-spot burnet moth.​

Sandilands

Sandilands

Just a short walk from Sutton on Sea is the seaside town of Sandilands. The former golf course at Sandilands has become a new nature reserve forming part of the Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park (consisting of 3,500 hectares), where we will both protect wildlife and create an all-year-round nature experience for you to enjoy.

Anderby Creek
Anderby Creek Cloud Bar

Anderby creek

Just a bit further along the coast lies Anderby Beach is the perfect place if you want a peaceful, tranquil place, away from the noisy tourist attractions of some of the area’s better-known resorts. The car park on Sandy Lane gives access to the beach via a path that crosses the sand dunes behind the beach.

In 2009, the Lincolnshire village of Anderby Creek became the world’s first location to get an official cloud-spotting bar, and it’s barely glanced down since. The seaside destination’s Cloud Bar is a place to lie back, relax and check out some cumulonimbuses or cirruses in style.
The bar is fully equipped for the hardiest anorak with various ‘cloud menus’ with which to spot a floating beauty.

“The Cloud Bar is an inspired way to remind the public some of nature’s most varied and beautiful displays take place daily above our heads,” says Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society.

Alford
Alford Church

Alford

Alford is a historic market town on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds and just 7 miles from Mablethorpe. Quiet and picturesque with good road links in all directions, Alford is a great base for exploring rural Lincolnshire.

If you visit Alford you will find it is full of historic interest with a 5 sailed windmill, 17th-century manor house and a 14th-century church. The town is also known for the Alford Craft Market, established in 1974, responsible for regular Craft Markets, the Craft Market Shop and also the Craft Centre with a busy programme of classes.

Louth

Louth

The beautiful Georgian market town of Louth is just a 15-mile trip away, with buses coming and going throughout the day.

Whether you have a passion for shopping or an interest in history, Louth has many places to offer you. From shops dotted all around the town centre, to the stunning St. James’ church.

Hubbard's Hills

Just beyond the town of Louth lies Hubbard’s Hills, a steep-sided chalk valley with a little stream running through the centre. With an onsite cafe, it makes for the perfect location for anyone who is interested in walking and sightseeing, or for a family-friendly fun day out with the kids and a picnic.

Claythorpe Mill

Claythorpe Mill

Claythorpe has a small, family-run attraction set on the grounds of our 18th-century watermill. The mill last ran in the late 1970s but you can still see the remaining millworks and learn more about its varied industrial history. Today you can enjoy the animals, sit by the river, soak up the atmosphere or watch the kids on the swings. One of the most popular events at Claythorpe is for the cinema under the stars, on our fantastic big screen, bring your chairs and enjoy the evening the bar is open and the pizzas start to roll.

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