Cleethorpes Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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  • Cleethorpes Pier and Pavillion
    Cleethorpes Pier and Pavillion
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  • Fish Chips and Mushy Peas On The Beach
    Fish Chips and Mushy Peas On The Beach
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Cleethorpes Things to Do

  • Lollipop Land Train

    Cleethorpes in a fairly large town and to save time when needing to cross the town there is a land train. This runs from the Pier to the Leisure Centre and it costs just £1 (2015 price) for adult but children under 2 travel for free and are given a lollipop. The land train leaves the pier every half hour.

  • The Pier

    The pier was opened in 1873 and was originally 1200 feet long to enable visitors to walk out to the distant waters edge. Today there is only the pier building next to the promenade left and it is probably Englands shortest piers.As I write this in July 2015 the pier is undergoing extensive restoration to restore it to a conference / restuarant...

  • Discovery Centre

    Something for everyone here - exhibitions and art displays that constantly change. a very good cafe that has inside and outside seating , a gift shop, boating lake and the ABP Humber Observatory. Take the lift or steps to the top of the building and look at the view over Englands busiest estuary and watch the constant arrival and departure of ships...

  • The Meridian Line

    The Greenwich Meridian line runs through Cleethorpes as it travels round the globe from north to south, and a metal plate has been set into the coastal path at the south of the town to mark the exact location. The line is on a public path running along the sea front on its way to North Sea Lane.It was presented to Cleethorpes by Sheffield Foundry...

  • Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway

    The Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway runs from KIngsway station (near the Leisure Centre and at the land train terminus) along the coast for 2 miles to Lakeside station and then on to Humberston North Sea Lane.The track is 15 in wide (381mm) and the trains are steam hauled with a mix of open and enclosed carriages.Kingsway station has a shop and...

  • The Waterfall

    This artificial waterfall is quite attractive, though I'm not so sure about the stone Pelican in front of it! situated near Ross Castle, we passed by, after leaving the car, and gave it a quick glance. Returning to our car, we could see the waterfall, but there were strange 'white clouds' floating in the air above it. Getting closer we could see...

  • Buy some seaside rock.

    typical of seaside resorts, there are a few shops/ stalls selling rock, the teeth rotting sugary sticks that come in all flavours, shapes and sizes! Traditionally, sticks come wrapped in cellophane, often with a small photo of the resort in black and white or colour, with the name of the resort running through the centre of the stick.Aniseed, mint...

  • The Amusement Arcades

    The place to waste money, but having fun doing so (for a short while)!"Oh. I should have remembered to bring some coins from the change jar" is guaranteed to be uttered by one of us first So we end up going to the change machine, which changes coins and notes into smaller denominations ... giving you that first small buzz as the coins clatter into...

  • All The Fun of The Fair!

    On the North Promenade is a small fair, attractive to youngsters - Big Wheel, Swing Chairs, Bouncy Castles, a pirate ship and a 'Caterpillar Ride are guaranteed to keep the very young occupied for a short while. For the older children/teens/ adrenaline Junkies, Pleasure Island at the opposite end of the Promenade is the place to head for. Pleasure...

  • The Pavilion and Pier

    This attractive pier was built in 1872 by Head Wrightson, and cost £8,000! This was funded by the Manchester Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Company (Later to become LNER). The pier was originally 1,200 feet long, but is now recognised as one of the shortest piers!The Pavilion was completed in 1873, and opened on August Bank Holiday Monday - so...

  • Enjoy the Beach

    Steps from the Promenade, lead onto the sandy beach, where visitors were enjoying the sunshine. A few were braving the sea too! Watching people wading in the water, it is quite shallow for quite a way out. The beach stretches for 5km, but is on the banks of the River Humber, and not the East coast line.The beach here is surprisingly clean, and is...

  • Pier Gardens - Memorial to the Workers

    This small granite memorial stone is in recognition of 'All Workers around the world, killed at work'Workers Memorial Day is on 28th April, and there are usually services of remembrance held on this day,for families, workers and Union Members to pay their respects to those killed or maimed during their work.This years (2013) services were held just...


Cleethorpes Hotels

  • Ginnie's

    27 Queen's Parade, Cleethorpes, DN35 0DF, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Clee House Hotel & Bistro

    31-33 Clee Road, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, DN35 8AD, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Kingsway Hotel Cleethorpes

    Kingsway, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, DN35 0AE, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Cleethorpes Restaurants

  • Cheap and cheerful cafe

    Wandering around Cleethorpes, we were getting a bit thirsty, and decided to look for somewhere to sit down with 'a nice cup of tea'This place looked reasonable and clean, and had a few tables. We spotted the tea and toasted tea cake special for £2 (tea £1 tea cake £1.20 if ordered separately)We ordered at the counter, and the pleasant girl offered...

  • Popular Fish and Chip Take Away or eat...

    Well, you can't visit the seaside without eating Fish and Chips can you?We'd noticed this attractive looking building next to the train station, and marked it as a possible place to purchase our treat later on. It certainly looked to be a popular place, as each time we passed, there was a steady queue. We noticed a few more chippies on the...


    Mad cow make milkshakes using your favourite chocolates and sweets as flavour. I had a wispa milkshake and Katie had a smarties milkshake.


    Boater’s beach restaurant is a very nice restaurant and cafe on the sea front at Cleethorpes. We had latte and cake overlooking the sea. The latte was delicious.

  • Good place for a pint!

    Comfortable bar on Cleethorpes station recommended to us for it's choice of beers. No food on offer but a great place to try excellent real ales at a reasonable price. Friendly place to wait for your train.

  • Brewpub for lunch

    A brewpub is always likely to attract our attention, this one just along the road from our B&B a bonus. A lunchtime stop, tasty food and beer brewed on the premesis, Willy's original, very good as well. Mostly middle aged customers at lunchtime, called in early evening for a swift beer and very much a place for youngsters at that time of...


Cleethorpes Transportation

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    Surprisingly well connected...

    by sourbugger Written May 18, 2004

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    Cleethorpes has good infrastructure connections to the rest of the country.

    It lies on the far end of the rail network, but is only just over an hour from Doncaster on the main East coast line. A train journey from London (changing at Doncaster) would take about three and a half hours.

    Lincoln is also about a hour and a half away, although a change at Grimsby is often required.

    Don't expect an impressive station at Cleethorpes - most of it is now a pub.

    Road connectionas are also good with the M180 coming to within a few miles of the place - and this connects through to the A1(M) and M62.

    You are not here - unless you are !

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Cleethorpes Warnings and Dangers

  • Car Parking Confusions...

    . Arriving in Cleethorpes, we headed to the first Car Park that we saw a sign for. Two women asked if we could park there? - We must have looked have looked like we were questioning their eye sight and intelligence -" Err Yes, It's a Pay and Display" we said, heading to the machine behind them clutching £5 in coins. "Yes, but it says Permit Holders...

  • Beware of beached whales....

    Adapted from a BBC website about Cleethorpes:About 100 years ago, a passing whale made the huge mistake of swimming into the Humber estuary. When the tide went out, the whale floundered and was beached. The locals could do nothing to help the poor creature, and it died. There was no heavy equipment available to tow away the remains, nor the means...

  • Watch out for killer donkeys......

    You just have to read this abridged account from Hansard (proceedings of the House of Commons)Mr. M.Brown : I have the honour and privilege to represent the seaside resort of Cleethorpes. For most hon. Members, the word "Cleethorpes" conjures up visions of seaside, donkey rides and the promenade. One of the greatest pleasures for young people of...


Cleethorpes Tourist Traps

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    Fresh Fish and Chips.

    by JohnnySpangles Updated Sep 2, 2002

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    None of it gets landed at neighbouring Grimsby anymore. It all comes by road from Peterhead, Lowestoft or Aberdeen.

    Unique Suggestions: And they wee on it,

    Fun Alternatives: Eat frozen peas without defrosting them.

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Cleethorpes What to Pack

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    Portable Generator.

    by JohnnySpangles Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Bring your own power supply as Cleethorpes is in the North of England and elecrticity is a new-fangled instrument of the devil.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring clothing

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring anthrax vaccine and foot powder.

    Photo Equipment: Cameras will be stolen by the natives

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring thick wooly jumpers for sun bathing.

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism

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Cleethorpes Sports & Outdoors

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    Grimsby Town Football Club

    by bonio Written Aug 27, 2008

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    GTFC play their home games at Blundell Park which is actually in Cleethorpes, just a short drive from Grimsby.
    My previous visit was around 15 years ago and in February, it was freezing! this latest visit in August 2008 for the first game of the 2008/9 season against Rochdale - weather wet and cold this time.
    Anyway little had changed in Blundell Park over the years, a few more seats now and much more expensive to get in. I believe a new stadium is in the pipeline.
    The game? it finished a 0-0 draw, though quite entertaining, and I had the correct score at the bookies down the road.

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Cleethorpes Favorites

  • A piece of advice on taxation

    Those theiving little people at the tax office will be grasping their 17.5% in VAT (value added tax) for any amusement ride that you use in Cleethorpes. Even the donkeys on the beach are rated at 17.5%, as can be seen from this excerpt from Hansard (journal of the House of commons)"Mr. Michael Brown: Is my hon. Friend aware that I have a question...

  • Wet Sea and Dry Biscuits

    Sit beneath the pier, listen to the waves and then dodge the vomit as someone throws up over the railings. Losing my virginity on the sand dunes. Then losing someone else's.

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