Mablethorpe Beach

Enoy the top rated beach in the whole of England!

Explore our award-winning beaches

Mablethorpe Beach, located on the picturesque Lincolnshire Coast, is a charming destination that offers a unique, yet traditional, seaside experience for visitors.

During 2023, our beach retained its Blue Flag for the second year running. The Blue Flag is awarded to beaches for their cleanliness, safety, and accessibility for meeting the highest environmental standards.

Find out a little more about the nearby attractions and where to grab a bite to eat along Mablethorpe’s beachfront, and begin planning your visit to the seaside today!

Golden sandy beach at Mablethorpe
Mablethorpe beach huts & chalets

Discover our beach activities

Enjoy what our seaside town has to offer! From exciting ways to travel around, to beachside cafes serving delicious handmade treats. Keep the children entertained with donkey rides during the summer, or watch the fantastic sand racing during the winter. There’s always something to keep yourself busy!

Mablethorpe Sand Train

Mablethorpe Sand Train

A trip to Mablethorpe Beach couldn’t be complete without a ride on the amazing “Sandy” the Sand Train! The sand train travels from the Seal Sanctuary at North End Beach, all the way down to the outfall, just a moment’s walk from the High Street. There are various drop-off locations along the beachfront, ideal for scouting out the perfect part of the beach for a picnic.

Rides begin at 10:30 am during the season and will continue until around 5 pm each day, depending on the weather and the high tide. Tickets are £3.00 pp for a round trip or just £1.50 pp one way. Under 3’s ride free, and dogs are welcome aboard.

Swimming at Mablethorpe Beach

Swimming in the Sea

Swimming is allowed on Mablethorpe Beach and is often the best way to cool down on a hot summer’s day, just before enjoying a delicious ice cream.

While our sea is often quiet and calm, always remember to swim between the flags, where you will be in full view of the lifeguards. Visitors are urged not to use inflatables on our beach due to the dangers that can come with them.

Lifeguard Patrol Times

Every day from 5th May – 1st September, 10 am – 6 pm

Mablethorpe donkey rides

Donkey Rides

A traditional holiday to the seaside wouldn’t be complete without the age-old tradition of donkey rides! They make for the perfect activity whilst on your family vacation.

The donkeys are usually out during the summer season, depending on how hot the weather is. It’s important to keep all dogs on leads during the summer months to ensure the safety of the donkeys, and the children riding them.

Traditional Seaside Fun

Would a trip to the seaside be complete without fairground rides and a spot of crazy golfing?

Captain Jack’s Adventure Golf

A pirate & shipwreck themed 19 hole crazy golf adventure located on the on the North Promenade


Rides at Mablethorpe Fairground

Mablethorpe Fairground

Enjoy the rides and activities at Mablethorpe Funfair. From the classic dodgems and waltzers to their ghost train, there's fun for the entire family!


Mablethorpe Sand Racing

Sand Racing

Mablethorpe Sand Racing meetings are held on Mablethorpe Central Beach during October and March of each year.

With a half-mile oval circuit right on the beach and plenty of places to get something warm to eat and drink, it makes for the perfect morning outing! For more information on the sand racing events, please visit their website at:

Enjoy nearby places to eat out

A trip to the beach wouldn’t be complete without a portion of fish and chips and a Mr Whippy ice cream! Mablethorpe has a range of cafes and fish and chips located on the seafront.

Looking for a refreshing pint? Try the Bubble Bar for a quick drink, or visit The Dunes for a meal with your pint.

Mr G's Beach Cafe

Mr G’s Beach Cafe

Pop in for a bite to eat at the popular cafe and ice cream parlour located right on the award winning beach of Mablethorpe


Mermaid Fish & Chips

Mermaid Fish & Chips serves your classic seaside dishes along with fresh doughnuts, waffles, and delicious ice cream sundaes!


Sea View Cafe and Beach Shop

Seaview Cafe and Beach Shop

Seaview Cafe and Beach Shop serves hot and cold food and is located on Seaview car park, overlooking Mablethorpe's beautiful sandy beaches.


The Dunes Complex

The Dunes Complex offers a family-friendly environment with good food, a wide choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and live entertainment.


Mablethorpe Bubble Bar

The Bubble Bar

The Bubble Bar is a small, friendly and quirky bar located right on the beachfront of Mablethorpe.


Bucket & Spade Cafe and Beach Shop

Bucket & Spade Cafe and Beach Shop

The Bucket & Spade Cafe serves fresh quality food and drinks right on the beachfront near Queens Park.


Additional Information

If you have any additional questions about your visit to the beaches of Mablethorpe, we hope the following frequently asked questions will help.

Seaview Car Park

Is parking available near Mablethorpe Beach?

Yes! There are many car parks located on or close to the beaches in Mablethorpe. Whether you want to visit the northern beaches near the Seal Sanctuary, or the main beach opposite the fairground, there are plenty of parking spaces available.

Ticket prices vary depending on the time of year, and the car parks closest to the beach tend to fill up quickly during the summer months. Please check out the Mablethorpe Car Parks page for more information.

Dogs on Mablethorpe Beach

Is Mablethorpe Beach dog friendly?

Restrictions have been placed on Mablethorpe Central Beach between 1st May – 30th September of each year banning dogs. Dogs are still allowed on the main promenade, as long as they are kept on leads.

If you are looking for a perfect location to let your dog enjoy the beach life, Mablethorpe North Beach allows dogs all year round! If you are unsure whether your dog is allowed on a particular part of the beach, keep an eye open for the signs that are located throughout the area that will inform you of any restrictions and their dates.

Mablethorpe public toilets

Are there public toilets at Mablethorpe Beach?

The main beach at Mablethorpe is within close walking distance of two sets of public toilets. The first is located behind the Dunes Theatre just off the main promenade, and the other is along the promenade, next to the lifeboat station.

Please respect our wildlife!

Please check out our coastal code when visiting the beaches in and around Mablethorpe. The beach and dunes are home to a range of flora and fauna, native to this area.

The coastal code is there to help ensure that you and our local wildlife remain safe.

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