Mablethorpe Town Beach

This clean beach on the England’s East Coast offers a long, firm, flat, golden sand backed by a pleasant promenade. Mablethorpe is a lively location with amusement arcades, a fun fair, and donkey rides. Events are held regularly on the beach, including sandcastle contests, fireworks, bike racing, and illumination switch-ons.

The sand dunes offer some shelter from the wind, which can be bracing. You may also be able to hire a beach chalet. It’s a suitable location for canoeing or kayaking, crazy golf, donkey rides, sailing and wind surfing. The southern edge of the beach in particular can be popular with surfers.

The far end towards Sutton is quieter, and allows dogs all year round. The busiest part of the beach is officially designated dog-free between 1 May and 30 September. The water is fine for paddling, but do look out for jellyfish. Lifeguards are on duty in season – look for the flags. There are public toilets on the central promenade, open between 7am and 9pm in summer, and closed during the winter.

There are a couple of access routes to Mablethorpe beach, including stairs that are sometimes completely covered by sand if there have been recent storms. At the south end of the beach there’s a path that winds through the dunes to the town.

Pay and display parking is available close to the beach. There’s also a Beach Train shuttle service from the North End car park close to the Seal Sanctuary.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not allowed on the central section of beach between May the 1st to September the 30th. There are signs to show where you can let your dog on the beach during these dates

Lincolnshire dog friendly beaches »


  • Amusement arcade
  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Crazy golf/putting
  • Donkey rides
  • Sailing
  • Wind surfing


  • Promenade

Nearest town



LN12 1AA

OS grid ref.

TF 5092 8537

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

Submit a correction

Mablethorpe Town Beach Reviews

Nice and quiet sandy beach

Jul 25th 2020

I personally think mablethorpe beach is totally underrated. It’s a Lovely golden sandy beach. Much cleaner and quieter then Skegness.

What did we get wrong?