Mablethorpe Beach

Wonderful soft golden sand stretches for miles in both directions on our wonderful, Blue Flag Award winning beach. Stay around the town center for the fairground, cafes, fish and chips, crazy golf, donkey rides and everything you'd expect in a traditional seaside holiday resort. For a quieter experience simply head north for sand dunes and a beach that gets wider and wider until it almost reaches the horizon at low tide up at Theddlethorpe.

Many would agree this is one of the best beaches in Britain so please use the information on this page to help you plan your visit.

Can Dogs go on Mablethorpe Beach?

Mablethorpe beach is dog friendly, however the busiest section is restricted between May the 1st to September the 30th. Signs are displayed on the promenade to help you avoid the area which stretches from the outfall pipe just north of the town centre pullover down to the pullover on the south edge of Queens Park beside the large block of apartments. You can still walk your dog along the prom to access the quieter areas North and South where your dogs are welcome to enjoy the sand and surf.

Mablethorpe Beach Parking

Seaview Car Park

Mablethorpe's only car park with a sea view is called, appropriately enough, Seaview Car Park. It is on the northern edge of the town and accessed by Quebec Road just opposite the cinema. It features a small cafe and viewing platform which is pleasant and accessible for wheel chair users. Beach access is via stairs and occasionally unavailable as storms reshape the sand dunes. At the southern end you'll discover a path that winds through the dunes to the town. A much easier walk than the soft sand of the beach which also avoids the steps.

This council run car park is Pay and Display and has a 2.4m height barrier.

Car Parks Close to Mablethorpe Beach

There are plenty more car parks close to the beach. If you want to be away from the busy town then try 'North End' beside the Seal Sanctuary, or the more southerly of Queens Park's car parks accessed from Queens Park Close. In the busy, town area, you'll find a host of private car parks surrounding the Beck Pub on Quebec Road and another hidden away down Admiralty Road (beside The Mirage).

If all else fails, and you don't mind a short walk, the town centre's main car park is found behind the Co-Op on Seacroft Road. Perfect for a wander around town as well as a trip to the beach.

Events on Mablethorpe Beach

Regular events include the Illuminations Switch On with fireworks at the end of July and the Bike Racing throughout the winter. Other events include sand castle competitions and the Bathing Beauties Festival. See our What's On page for more information.

The Mablethorpe Sand Train

No trip to Mablethorpe is complete without a ride on the Beach Train which runs a shuttle service up and down the beach from the North End car park by the Seal Sanctuary to the outfall just north of the main town pullover during the holiday season.

Mablethorpe Beach Cam

Mablethorpe has it's very own Mablethorpe Beach Cam hosted right here on

Swimming at Mablethorpe Beach

The waves and tides are fairly gentle at Mablethorpe but we still recommend you swim between the flags in full view of the lifeguards that watch the beach through the summer season. If you're not ready for swimming in the sea why not visit The Lincolnshire Aquapark, or for the little ones there is a popular Splash Pool in Queens Park.

Surfing at Mablethorpe Beach

On the very southern edge you'll often find some surfers close to the outfall know as Trusthorpe Point. A more popular spot is a few miles south at Sandilands (park in front of the Golf Course). Don't forget you can check the surf on the Mablethorpe Beach Cam which was originally installed as a Surf Cam.

Mablethorpe Beach by Victoria Foister