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      02.09.2010 13:18
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      I visited Mablethorpe for the first time last weekend for one evening in a static caravan with my boyfriend. My friends all laughed and couldn't understand why we'd choose there as a destination and we initially probably wouldn't have- my boyfriends's nan has a caravan there and said we could use it for free- hence free night away :-) We left Sheffield on a bank holiday Friday afternoon, it took about 2 hours to get there and the country roads were pretty but windy thus not good if you get a little travel sick. We got there pretty quickly and thankfully didn't get caught in any traffic- pretty good for a pre August bank holiday. We drove down the main street when I got there and I was quite shocked how small it was in comparison to places like Skegness and Scarborough. I had never spent anytime in a static caravan before, and was quite surprised how spacious it was-it slept 6 people in beds and then the sofa in the lounge area could be converted into beds also- I think i have paid to rent smaller villas! There are many caravan parks around Mablethorpe- ours was only 10mins walk to the town centre. On the first evening we had fish and chips from one of the many fish and chip shop restaurants- boy they were good :-) Afterwards we went to the clubhouse and played the quiz- did fairly well for saying that we were about a third of the age of everyone else in there! After this we went into town for a few drinks- we went to a place with a dance floor (I can't remember the name-sorry) and was quite surprised how quiet it was for a bank hol Fri eve and the drinks were pretty cheap. Down side to the night out was some of the other revellers- wanting to fight with each other and being particularly vile...think Jeremy Kyle! Hence we made a sharpish exit around 1am- got some pizza- very good :-) and taxi home- cheapest taxi ride I have ever had- only cost £2!!!! In Sheffield that is lower than the metered charge!!! On the Saturday we cooked our own breakfast but we had noticed the previous day that many places did breakfast very cheaply- including a 99p special at one place! There are not many branded shops- places like starbucks and costa haven't arrived yet but there is a co-op and many many charity shops which we frequented and extended both our book collections. There are arcades with 2p machines etc lots of fun for the kiddies and places to buy fudge and doughnuts- both were lovely :-) We walked along the seafront on Saturday afternoon to Sutton- is about 2 miles- the beach was nice and clean and there were donkeys (though I am a bit old for them now!) and little beach huts- though these are privately owned (I think). Sutton again is full of many little local shops and charity shops. Overall I enjoyed myself immensely- it was how I imagined a seventiesd holiday would be and nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city again- I think we will be going again. I am not sure, as a couple, there would be enough to do for a whole week though if you have a car you could drive to nearby towns? Its def a nice place to take small children if the weather is nice as the beach is huge.

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        01.12.2009 12:30
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        not a bad place for short breaks,ideal for families

        Mablethorpe....pretty at times Mablethorpe is a small seaside resort on the east coast some 20 miles or so from the famous Skeggy(costa del Skegness-lol).It has plenty of amusements and lights to draw the kids attention but if it is a modern fresh resort you are after you sadly wont find it here.If you are however looking for a somewhat traditional break....most likely a short one then it is ideal for this. With numerous hotels,b&b's and caravan/camping sites there is no shortage of places to stay....there is even a Haven which is within walking distance of the beach and dunes...the prettier parts anyway!Every year thousands of people flood there and spend the days whiling away on the beach complete with donkeys and unfortunately lots of donkey poop!But if you want a quieter spot walk upto Trusthorpe where the family and dog can all go for a stroll on the quieter and more often cleaner beach. Overall Mablethorpe isnt too bad,while its true some modernisation wouldnt go amiss it still has what is needed for a british holiday especially if you have young children.It has all the local amenities,a few shops,lots of chippies......goto the outskirts for any chance of healthy food!!a couple of markets and a small fairground aimed at young children more than the older kids.A seal sanctuary is located locally also. If you want a cheap weekend break with a family environment then this may be the place for you!

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        22.11.2009 11:56
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        poor old Mablethorpe

        Mablethorpe is a seaside resort on the east lincolnshire coast. It is a lot less developed than other seaside resorts but Im not sure if this is a good thing or not. There isn't really too much to do here and I think a week would be tedious. Just like other British seaside towns they have been aloud to deteriorate over the past 50 years to look as they do. Very little money has been spent here in a long time. There is quite a lot of accomodation choice in Mablethorpe from large caravan sites to B&Bs and small hotels. Availability is always good and few are ever fully booked. The large sites are again a little rough round the edges and need some refurbishment. The beach is very nice and safe. It is nice to walk along the beach in winter when its much less crowded and there are many different bird species to see. There are no restaurants worth mentioning they all serve the same cheap as chips muck. If you are visiting the area during November or December do take a trip up the coast to Donna Nook where hundreds of seals go to give birth. You can get really close to them and it is completely free. This is by far the best thing about Mablethorpe.

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          04.11.2008 01:38
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          great but can be a little pricy

          Seacroft Holiday Estate, Mablethorpe. I have spent most of my holidays at this site since I was five years old, and now as a mother myself I take my family back there whenever I can. Location The site itself is around a 30 minute walk from the main town of Mablethorpe itself. The beaches surrounding the site can be accessed from the site, but do be warned this is accesses from stone steps. The beaches are clean and quite, don't be surprised to only see a few other families as because it's not near the town centre, the beaches never get packed, so you can sit back and feel the sand in your toes and the sea breeze in your hair, I have spotted many seals while sitting on that beach. The tide times are available locally, is you went to this beach a few years ago before they dredged sand you would find the tide in at most times and this being quite dangerous due to the tide cutting you off, but nowadays the tide does not come right in anymore and the sea is relatively safe to play in {be aware of the usual sea safety recommendations} when it is coming in but I do not recommend when it is going out as it can be windy and the currants in that area so have a pull. On site The site itself has a small shop, stocking news paper and magazines, essential food items like bread, milk etc and the usual seaside gift and novelties, like postcards, buckets and spades and wind breakers. The site is always clean and presentable and maintained, and the owners are helpful and polite. There is an amazing on site pub, with sides broken up for families and adults. The staff are child friendly and polite; they go out of their way to make your holiday memorable. There is a few arcade games, a snooker and billiards room, board game and cards hire, darts and local entertainment and bingo some nights, mainly in high season. The meals, served there, especially the Sunday lunch are great quality, local produce and home made for a great price, it was last time I went £6 for a roast beef dinner for a adult. Children are well catered for, there is the usual chicken nugget and chips meals but they do smaller portions of some adult meals, and staff have been only too happy to make me a small portion of something not on the Childs menu. This is a family site, so groups of young adults are not allowed to stay on the site. They offer a private fishing lake for a small fee for both adults and children, with a competion during summer months. There is usually a free BBQ around the august bank holiday. Accommodation Log cabins - this is the most expensive but luxurious type of accommodation they offer, it has wheelchair access, is very spacious, sleeps six, has a outside balcony, with all mod cons. Prices for 2008 range from £300-£560 a week. Caravans- This is the mid priced option. It sleeps 6 people and is furnished tastefully, with all the mod cons. Prices are from £270-£530 a week. Chalet - This is the lowest priced option. It sleeps 4-6 people; it is basic but has everything you would need for a self catering holiday, there is also wheelchair access, but they are on the small side. Price is from £200-£420. All accommodation is non smoking. Pets are allowed for a fee and with prior permission. Bedding can be hired and cots can be hire too for a small fee, usually £10 a week. There are also spaces for tourer caravans, with clean shower blocks and toilets; also a launderette which tokens can be brought from the reception. You can also buy new and use caravans here, and for fees rent land annually for your caravan.

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            18.10.2008 16:19
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            A lovely family orientated place

            If you have young children then Mablethorpe really is a lovely place to go for a holiday. I have three young children and at the moment we go there every year. After a disastrous journey on our first holiday with children we decided to stay closer to home and avoid the travelling until they were a little older. I thought it was a bit silly not even to leave the county to go on holiday but to avoid the screaming I agreed. I have to say that I really like it. It's not as big as other resorts in the area like Cleethorpes or Skegness but it has everything that a young family needs. The beach is really big and usually very clean and I've never seen it overcrowded. There are donkeys on the beach and along the promenade are some cafe and shops that sell buckets and spades and sweets. There is a small funfair, crazy golf and you can even rent a beach hut. In the town itself which is a short walk from the beach there are amusement arcades and cafe and restaurants ranging from sandwiches to a carvery. There are hundreds of seaside type shops selling souvenirs and rock and some normal shops selling clothes and shoes. There is an indoor soft play area for if the weather turns bad and plenty of places to play bingo. If you go a little way up the promenade there is Queens park with a boating lake, miniature railway, more crazy golf, an adventure playground and a free paddling pool. In Mablethorpe there are loads of caravan sites and plenty of hotels and B&B's. There is a promenade that stretches from mablethorpe all the way from sutton on sea which is about 3 miles away so even if you stay outside the resort you can use the promenade to walk in whenever you like. In the surrounding area there are some lovely little farms that welcome the public and offer a great day out. There is an indoor fun pool with a water slide at nearby Chapel St Leonard and Butlins is at Ingoldmells. My children love it at Mablethorpe and really look forward to our holidays and weekends away.

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              06.02.2005 22:39
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              We used to stay at this place every year and knew the previous owners but slowly it has deteriated. The chalets aren't clean and the dectoriation is old. The beds need replacing and don't give you a good nights sleep. One had a door nailed to it's base to stop the materess sagging! The kitchen isn't well stocked with utensitles and what is there can be broken. The vacumm cleaners often create more dirt than they clean! This is a shame as it is idealy placed near the beach and town centre. The beach is only across the road. The good points of this site are there are no dogs are allowed and the site shop is excellent. It is cheap but you get what you pay for. The grounds need tidying (ie grass needs cutting, troyellys need removing and beer tins removing from washing lines!). This is a great shame as I remember it when it was brilliant and spotless. I have seen it go down hill and it is very sad to see.

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