The lovely seaside town of Mablethorpe is easily among the most stunning and admirable towns in the very esteemed county of Lincolnshire. With a population of nearly twelve thousand residents Mablethorpe offers all the amenities of a fully fledged town without the problems that larger cities carry such us crime, crowding, and pollution. It is important to remember, however, that the population of Mablethorpe jumps up considerably during tourist season but this is actually a good thing: With so many people walking around looking for a great adventure and loads of fun it is nearly impossible to have a bad time within this coastal paradise.
Mablethorpe is a bit of an anomaly, however, when it comes to coastal resort towns. Most of the English towns that are now seaside tourist havens have very little interesting history contained within their past. In most cases, the average tale of the history of a seaside resort towns goes something like this: Town "X" was a small and quaint fishing village with little fanfare up until the middle 1800s when a seawater craze swept across the aristocracy of Britain. During this time it was believed that bathing in salt water would cure various maladies as well as improve the general standard of life for anybody who could afford a trip to a salt water spa town. It was during this time that many of these quaint villages became huge, sprawling resort towns thanks to the massive amounts of money that was flooded into the towns thanks to the rich spenders who were trying to better their lives by listening to specious and dubious claims. At any rate, Mablethorpe has a bit more history on its side than most of these boom towns. For one, it was a full fledged town in every right as far back as the 1300s and possibly even further. It carried quite a bit of cache in terms of trade and shipping and this was during a time when England as we know it was still under threat of control from Saxons, Danes, and many other cultures. Sadly, this early Mablethorpe no longer remains even in the form of relics or artifacts: A horrific squall combined with flooding caused Mablethorpe to wash away with the sea in the 1540s.
While it must have been harrowing and horrifying to see their entire town wash away, the people of Mablethorpe wasted no time on pity and began to set about creating a new and even better Mablethorpe. Thus, the town we see today has plenty of attractions such as amusement parks and pier diversions but it also has plenty of interesting historical buildings that are dated after that horrid flood. This isn't to say that Mablethorpe was forever immune to floods after that point, though: In the 1950s another dreadful flood ravaged the town but Mablethorpe fared far better that time around. Thus, one can visit Mablethorpe today and see a rich history side by side with fun and exciting activities. In other words, Mablethorpe is the perfect holiday destination no matter what you consider to be fun.