mablethorpe beACH

Mablethorpe Beach boasts miles of golden sand and a stunning coastline that sets the resort apart from many within the U.K. This now iconic destination is why thousands of visitors descend upon the town each year for their annual holiday or a memorable day trip. Stretching miles in either direction, this immaculately kept beach has been consistently awarded the blue flag status, meaning it has continually met stringent environmental and safety standards.

Along with the picturesque views that can be enjoyed throughout the year, the beach has several amenities that tourists can take advantage of. So if you want to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a traditional British seaside, then the beach in Mablethorpe is a destination you must visit.


The most popular area of Mablethorpe beach is along the central promenade. This can be accessed from quite a few locations, including Quebec Road and the main entrance from the high street. Those unsure about getting to this location can type the Mablethorpe Beach postcode LN12 1RG into their sat nav or mobile phone.

Once you are on the central promenade, you will find food, drinks, and beach supplies easy to come by. The main walkway and surrounding area have numerous shops to quench your thirst and satisfy your appetite. So whatever delicious treat you're craving, I'll guarantee you can find it here. I've listed some goodies and locations around the central beach area for additional information.

  • Ice Cream
  • Donuts
  • Waffles
  • Panini's 
  • Seafood
  • Fish n' Chips
  • Soft Drinks
  • Dunes Complex Bar
  • Bubble Bar
  • Lifeboat Souvenir Shop 

fairground fun at mablethorpe beach

Mablethorpe Fairground is easily accessible from the main promenade if you want to spend a few hours playing games or trying out the rides. All ages are welcome at the fairground, and there are rides and stalls to please everybody that enters. So what makes this place even better, you might ask? Well, admission to the grounds is free, so go and enjoy yourself.

Enjoy golden sand and fresh air at Mablethorpe beach

toilets at mablethorpe beach

Public toilets can be found on the central promenade next to The Dunes Complex; opening hours for these are 7am till 9pm during the summer, and during the winter, these toilets are closed. You can also access more toilets heading towards Queens Park, next to the lifeboat station. All of these toilets require payment of 40p to use them, with cash and digital payments available for you to use.


Enjoy a ride on the donkeys when visiting Mablethorpe beach

What screams out classic British seaside more than a ride on the donkeys? Well, you're in luck if you want to pass this age-old tradition down to your children or grandchildren, as you can ride along the golden sands of Mablethorpe beach upon one of the beautiful-looking donkeys. 

Since the 2017 season, the donkeys have been under new ownership. This has brought a fresh look to how donkey rides now occur in Mablethorpe. And as well as incorporating some new colours for these magnificent animals to wear, they are now benefiting from far better conditions, which include their own personal protection from the sun.

swimming in the sea at mablethorpe beach

During a hot day at the beach, you can't beat cooling down with a nice swim, and with Mablethorpe beach being awarded the blue flag status, it is the perfect environment to go for a dip or have some fun with the family. The sea at Mablethorpe has been awarded the water classification status of excellent from 2017 onwards, so you can rest assured that whilst you bathe and enjoy some family time, you are doing so in clean water.

Towards the end of May and until the beginning of September, you can expect to see RNLI Lifeguards on patrol. It is extremely important for you and your loved ones to obey any instructions you see or receive whilst on the beach. Upon entering the main promenade or on the path, you will see the safety instructions. You must always obey these rules and make yourself familiar with them. It is strongly advised not to use inflatables in the sea and always swim between the designated flags.

which beach is better skegness or mablethorpe?

Whilst both Skegness and Mablethorpe cater for thousands of budding holidaymakers each year, Mablethorpe's beach offers a far superior holiday experience to visiting guests. As well as having the benefit of miles of coastline to enjoy without hazards or obstructions, Mablethorpe beach consists of very fine sand, which is easy to walk on and more pleasant for children to enjoy. More coarse sand covers Skegness beach, offering children a less pleasurable playing experience.

Mablethorpe beach is arguably less commercialised, so a day out there doesn't have to be costly. In summary, you'll find that children will have a better time at the beach in Mablethorpe, whilst visiting adults can enjoy miles of pristine sand to walk upon without the trip or day being too harsh on the pocket.

is mablethorpe beach dog friendly?

We're often asked if dogs are allowed on Mablethorpe beach. Dogs are prohibited on Mablethorpe central beach from the 1st of May until the 30th of September. However, the north beach of Mablethorpe, which is to the left of the beach as you enter the central promenade, is dog friendly. There is a huge amount of space available for you to take your dogs for a walk and let them exercise. If you are unsure where you can take your dog, signage is in place along the beach.

renting a beach hut at mablethorpe beach

Why not rent a beach hut for the day when visiting the beach at Mablethorpe

Mablethorpe Beach Chalets can be rented for the day, week, or even the whole season. These are great to set up as a base for your holiday, and having a beach hut at Mablethorpe gives you a chance to get in the shade and sit back and relax whilst you enjoy your break. All chalets include four plates and mugs, a kettle, four deck chairs, a sweeping brush and a dustpan and brush.

If you would like to enquire about or book a chalet, please click here for more information.


Remember to obey all instructions at Mablethorpe beach to ensure that you and your loved ones remain safe at all times

If you're planning a trip to Mablethorpe during the summer months, there are a few safety tips to consider during your visit to the beach to ensure you don't miss out on any of your holiday days through illness.

  • Keeping hydrated - Drinking regular non-alcoholic drinks will keep you in good shape for a day in the sun; any drinks that include electrolytes are very good for water absorption. Try to drink at least 3 litres of water on sweltering days.
  • Wear suncream - Mablethorpe can be quite deceiving when a breeze comes off the sea, and the burn time can be very fast. Wear a high sunscreen factor and build yourself up slowly to the sun if you want to get a tan, have regular breaks in shaded areas to rest from the sun. Buying a hat can be a great help to keep the sun away from your head. If you get overexposed to the sun, drink plenty of water and apply a cooling after-sun cream where needed. Creams that include aloe vera are perfect for sunburn. If you or one of your party continue to feel ill, seek medical advice immediately. 
  • Buy some quality sunglasses - Looking after our eyes is extremely important to our health; by all means, make sure you are looking good in your shades, but if the sunglasses you are buying don't protect you 100% from UVA and UVB rays, then put them back on the shelf and find a pair that does. Quality sunglasses don't have to be expensive, and plenty of shops on the High Street and the central promenade sell them. All glasses will have a sticker or label telling you what they protect you from.
  • Always obey the beach rules - As we previously mentioned, always follow the rules of the beach; this can be the difference between life and death. The sea must be treated with the utmost respect, and keeping to the rules will keep your family and loved ones safe.
  • Remember to pick up your litter - Nobody likes a litter lout. If you get caught throwing your rubbish or cigarette butts onto the floor or Mablethorpe Beach by the enforcement officer, you will face a fine of around £80. So keep our magnificent beach clean and leave it how you would like to find it the next time you visit.
  • There are several locations around Mablethorpe where you can leave your car and quickly access the beach; see all available places on our car parking page.


Is Mablethorpe Beach open all year round?

You can access and enjoy the beach at Mablethorpe any time of the year. Just keep in mind, though, that if you visit out of season, a number of the amenities will be closed.

Is Mablethorpe sea clean?

The sea at Mablethorpe is incredibly clean, and from 2017 onwards, it has been classified as excellent in water quality by the government's department for environmental food and rural affairs.

Is it expensive to visit Mablethorpe beach for the day?

Not at all. Pack some food and drinks from home and come and enjoy a day at one of the best beaches in the UK without spending a single penny. Just remember that if it's hot, drink lots of water.

Do lifeguards constantly patrol the beach at Mablethorpe?

You will find lifeguards on Mablethorpe beach from the end of May until the beginning of September. Please remember to always follow the rules and swim only between the flags.

Is Mablethorpe beach sandy?

Unlike some other beaches on the east coast, the sand at Mablethorpe has a soft and smooth texture. It is a beautiful sandy beach where you can have hours of fun with the family.

Are there rock pools in Mablethorpe?

When the tide goes out at Mablethorpe, it leaves behind a collection of rock pools. These are great fun for some exploration, and you may even see the odd starfish or crab inhabiting them too.

What sea is Mablethorpe on?

Mablethorpe is located off the North Sea.

Can you buy ice cream at Mablethorpe Beach?

On pretty much every day of the year, you can buy yourself a tasty ice cream. If you come in the main season and especially the summer months, there will be loads more flavours, you can try out too.