Cleethorpes has been a popular seaside destination for generations of families and still welcomes more than a million visitors every year. The resort has been awarded a number of awards including the Bucket and Spade Award, the Quality Coast Award and the Away from it All Award. When you see the wonderful expanse of golden beach for yourself, which stretches for a full three miles, bordered by a wide promenade and all of the resort facilities that you would expect, it is not difficult to see why the resort of Cleethorpes is so popular.
As with many seaside resorts you will find a good selection of traditional B&B’s as well as guest houses and hotels. There are also a number of caravan parks and holiday cottages available which ensures that there is a good selection of accommodation available for all. The Pleasure Island Theme Park is located in Cleethorpes which means there are lots of opportunities for fun and adventure, or if you prefer something a little quieter there is also the Waltham Windmill to explore, or simply take a sightseeing trip on the Lollipop Express.
Places to Visit
A trip to Pleasure Island is a must if you have children. The park comes complete with all of the white knuckle rides that you would expect plus plenty of rides that the family can enjoy together. If the adrenalin fuelled rides are not to your taste there as still plenty of attractions here to enjoy like the traditional carousel and the waltzers. There are also four family shows to enjoy featuring sea lions, parrots and the incredible African Acrobat Experience.
A great way to see everything that the resort of Cleethorpes has to offer is by travelling by steam. The Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway runs a two mile stretch of track along the beach front and stops at three stations. The Signal Box Inn offers refreshments in what is believed to be the smallest pub in the world. The Lollipop road train will take you from the north promenade to join up with the light railway. All children riding the train receive a free lolly.
Things to Do
As with any beach side holiday there is all of the fun you can have on a beach from lazing in the sun to sandcastle competitions. The beach is blue flag rated for cleanliness so you know the kids can dig away to their hearts content. There are a number of colourful parks and gardens along the sea front to enjoy which have won awards in the ‘In Bloom’ competition that is held here every year.
Take the kids karting on the well maintained outdoor circuit, 700 metres of racing fun, or go quad biking and enjoy the outdoor adventure park and zip line. The beach here is popular with kite surfers, so try your hand at this extreme sport or sit back and relax as others take to the air. Spend some time on the boating lake or get out and about and discover neighbouring towns such as Grimsby.