Mablethorpe, the holiday destination of many of us of a certain age, has not overly changed throughout the decades.
It is still a friendly little town, consisting of one main street and a two or three roads feeding into it. For the 21st century the Town now has a Co-op, a Lidl, a Leisure Centre and plenty of cash dispensers. The arcades on the main street display all the modern machine games found in larger town centers, but have still retained some of the nostalgic 'shove ha'penny' games.
A wide array of refreshments can be found from the traditional seaside Fish & Chips, to Chinese, Indian and Italian foods, and for the visitors over the age of 18, there are plenty of watering holes in the form of Pubs to enjoy a refreshing drink.
For the younger visitors to Mablethorpe, the arcades, the donkeys on the beach, the beach-side fun fair and the famous Sand Train will be high on the agenda. With plenty of gift shops and discount stores, the young visitors will not be short of obtaining a seaside gift for their friends back home.
Family afternoon entertainment can often be found at The Dunes Complex - see our local events for a listing. The Dunes also ensures that the evening entertainment is suitably enjoyable, from Friday Quiz Night and kare-oke, Saturday night singers, tribute bands, again see listing for forthcoming events.
Many of the pubs also provide weekend entertainment, with the Dreams Bar hosting auctions on a Tuesday, Friday and Sunday lunch time - plenty of bargains to be had!
Thursday's, during the season, sees part of the high street closed for the weekly market.
With shopping on the mind, the local co-op and Lidl, together with a local Farm Shop, Gregg's, Heron Frozen Food shop, an Original Factory Shop, plenty of news agents will see to all your requirements.
Traveling further afield, the beach of Anderby Creek is a must - stark, barren and often desolate, it is stunning place to walk. If you are holidaying with your dogs, they will certainly enjoy this beach.
Donna Nook, one of the RAF's training grounds, is the place to visit in November/December when all the females return to the beach to give birth. During the summer months, the paths (some are restricted during December), are wonderful places to visit. Ideal place for a picnic lunch, and a good walk for your dog.