What is there to see and do in Cleethorpes?
Cleethorpes is an English seaside resort on the East coast of the United Kingdom.
It has sandy beaches, a perfectly flat promenade and a pier.
Cleethorpes is a pretty resort with a lovely atmosphere.
Where is Cleethorpes
You will find Cleethorpes on the east coast of the United Kingdom, in Northeast Lincolnshire.
Cleethorpes sits on the Humber Estuary.
Where to park in Cleethorpes
We chose to park at the leisure centre for the day. The postcode for the leisure centre car park is DN35 OAJ. Current costs are £3 for 4 hours and £5 for 8hours.
We chose this car park as dogs are allowed on the beach to the right of the leisure centre, so Archie could have a good run before we headed off to explore.
Across the road from the Leisure Centre, in the direction of the main beach, are the Kingsway Public Toilets.
Our day in Cleethorpes
We only had about 4 or 5 hours in Cleethorpes as we had left home that morning and were heading to our holiday accommodation in North Humberside that afternoon. But it was the perfect stop off and we plan to do it again weather permitting, when we go to Yorkshire later this year.
Before parking up at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, we made a stop at Cleethorpes McDonalds at Meridian Point for the loo (us and the dog 😊) and breakfast.
Once all parked up at the Leisure Centre, we headed to the dog friendly part of the beach. To be honest once on the beach it’s not completely clear what the boundary is for the dog area, plus it was quite boggy in parts. Poor Archie (our Springer Spaniel) ended up with blue legs from whatever was in the bog!!! Needless to say, we popped him back on the lead and made our way back to the promenade!
The promenade is fabulous, it is a decent way away from the road and it has just lovely views of the coastline. It also has absolutely loads of benches.
There is nothing nicer than on a warm sunny English day, sitting back and watching the world go by.
There is a land train if you don’t fancy the walk to the other end of the promenade.
Some of the seating areas have been created quite cleverly, one had a snakes and ladders game on the ground in front of the seating, with the spinner on the wall. An awesome addition!
We ambled along the prom until we reached the Pier. As below the Pier is actually a Fish and Chip restaurant. The food was amazing (in particular the curry sauce OMG!!), as were the views and we were able to eat on the terrace with our dog.
We walked off our food heading a little further up the promenade, past the train station, it was then time to head back to the car for the next part of our journey.
One thing to be careful of, there were lots of school trips with small children on the beach on the day we were there. Which is fine, until we were about to head off and they were all queuing for the loo before they got back on their coach ☹. Pleased we weren’t desperate!!
What is there to see and do in Cleethorpes
Cleethorpes Pier is amazing, it is actually a huge fish and chips restaurant, with a takeaway on site too. I would highly recommend eating here. Great food, lovely staff and an awesome view. As above the curry sauce was out of this world!
We had our dog with us and we were able to sit on a table outside with him.
Cleethorpes Coast light railway
One of Britain’s oldest seaside miniature railways. It travels a 2 mile journey with a view of the Humberside coast, travelling from Cleethorpes Promenade to the main station at Lakeside (near the Premier Inn)
Lollipop Road Train
Dogs are welcome on a short lead.
A small family zoo found on Kings Road at DN35 0AG
We didn’t visit, but the prices look really reasonable, for example a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) is £16.
Open Top Buses
Clean, sandy and large
Cleethorpes has many of its shops down Seaview Street, Market Street and the main high street of St Peters Avenue.
Cleethorpes Boating Lake
There is a sandpit and paddling pool here, plus lots of swans, ducks, geese and moorhens.
It is located on Kings Road at DN35 0AG
Cleethorpes Country Park
Where is there to eat in Cleethorpes?
At Meridian Point on Kings Road, post code DN35 0AO, which is a short distance from the coast there are the following restaurants with parking.
- Brewers Fayre
- The Wellow – Hungry Horse
As above we ate at Papas Fish and Chips which is on the pier. Here you can choose from eating in the restaurant or take away.
Where to stay near Cleethorpes
We stayed in Sand Le Mere holiday park which is north of the Humber bridge. There will be a review of Sand Le Mere next month.
There is a Haven site near Cleethorpes.
Are Cleethorpes Beaches dog friendly?
Dogs are banned from the main beach during the summer season but allowed to the right of the leisure centre. As above I wouldn’t recommend it as an off-lead space unless you want to walk quite a way to get to a better space.
Here are some products that might add value to your visit.
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This is the camera equipment we used
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