This village and parish are on the banks of the North Sea, about 137 miles north of London, 16 miles east of Louth and 8 miles north-east of Alford. Trusthorpe parish is to the south. The parish covers about 2,900 acres.
The village has been a popular seaside resort for centuries. If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the A52 trunk road north out of Skegness past Sutton on Sea or take the A1104 trunk road north out of Alford.
Steve FAREHAM has a photograph of the Gin and Tonic on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2013.
The village held a flower, horse and bee show every year.
Around 1900, the parish housed the Mablethorpe Convalescent House, which was built in 1870. It had 75 beds and featured hot and cold salt water baths. It was open from April to November. Each "patient" paid 4 shillings per week.
The Lincolnshire Sea Side Convalescent Home could accomodate 53 patients. Construction started in late 1860 and was completed in May, 1861. It opened on 1 June, 1871. It is unknown if any records survived.
In 1942, Mablethorpe was the target of a German bombing raid. Liz Barker reports: On July 27, 1942, on Windsor road, 4 houses demolished and others damaged. 10 other homes were "extensively damaged" and 6 persons were injured, some seriously.
You can see the War Memorial at Geo-graph where it was photographed by John READMAN in October, 2004.
There is another view, taken on a rainy day by Humphrey BOLTON, at Geo-graph.