Mablethorpe Town


Mablethorpe Town
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Mablethorpe is just south of the Humber estuary and Spurn Heritage Coast, it is a huge sandy beach with activities for the whole family. There are beach huts to the north of the beach and a boating lake to the south.


Water sports are popular here and there are lots of entertainments and amusement centres to entertain families. To the north of the beach is the seal sanctuary and Queens Park and garden is behind the beach. There are lots of places to eat and there’s a tourist information centre.

Wildlife and Walks

Sandilands Pit Nature Reserve is just south of the beach and Lincs Wildlife Trust’s Saltfleetby - Theddlethorpe Dunes is north of the beach, which forms part of the National Nature Reserve managed by Natural England. Lincolnshire Wolds AONB is west of the beach - have more details.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

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Facilities at Mablethorpe Town

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Slipway Slipway



Parking available next to the beach.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are welcome.

Beach cleaning

Beach is cleaned regularly.



Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 27th May - 10th September 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.