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Mablethorpe in General
Member Name: emj83
Mablethorpe in General
Advantages: Plenty to do, arcades, fast food
Disadvantages: scary night out
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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