Things To Do In Cleethorpes
Bank Holiday Trip To Cleethorpes In Bloom
Have you ever been to Cleethorpes? Would you like to spend a summer day in Cleethorpes? Is Cleethorpes worth a visit? Do trains run to Cleethorpes? Of course they do - I once lived there so I should know!
Cleethorpes, fondly remembered from my youth, is much more than a Northern town with a funny name. Cleethorpes is one of my special places! People come from all over England - and even wider afield - to visit Cleethorpes. They enjoy the golden sands and traditional English seaside hospitality of this friendly resort in North East Lincolnshire. This weekend will be Autumn Bank Holiday, perfect time for an end of season visit, and as we settle into the run up to Christmas and its usual dark shivery nights, I will share some sunshine with you. In this lens you will see some of the scenes that can be enjoyed in sunny Cleethorpes.
All Cleethorpes photos used here are my own work and are not available to copy!
Day Trip To Cleethorpes - Cleethorpes Station
Arriving at the Station
For generations of trippers, the train was the main way of travelling to Cleethorpes. These days cars are more likely to be used, but it is easy to find your way to the seafront either way.
Cleethorpes station, complete with Victorian clock and wrought iron cafe, is within yards of the beach itself!
Cleethorpes in Posters and Print - Take a day trip
History of the town and how it came to be a seaside destination.
Day Trip To Cleethorpes - A Walk Along the Prom - I do like to stroll along the Prom, Prom, Prom at Cleethorpes....Click thumbnail to view full-size
Maps and info for your trip to Cleethorpes
Shiver Me Timbers..... so much to do at Cleethorpes!
Avast ye lubbers, Cleethorpes Ahoy!
So much to see! The seafront stretches for a mile, the golden sand stretches even further. The tide is out so far we can't swim yet, but there is donkey riding, sandcastle making and, yes, those fairground rides.... Off we go to explore beyond the pirate flag!
Cleethorpes Has Miles of Sand.... - And the Lincolnshire Coast has galloping tidesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Games and Indoor Amusements at Cleethorpes
Cleethorpes has plenty of amusements
Moving over the road from the children's rides, we can find plenty of other amusements for young and old alike. Noisy arcades full of shove halfpenny machines, video games and cranes, bingo, putting, cafes, fast food, sweets and rock to tempt sweet toothed grandmothers and grandchildren alike.
Here you can two pence pieces into the shove halfpenny machines (inflation? decimalization? who knows?) Never have so many lost 5 trying to win a toy woth 25p and still walked away smiling. Meanwhile the professionals with bags full of change look for machines just ready to tumble down an avalanche of copper. One play - two plays - and another bag is full! Such is the glory of the British summer!
Indoor Games and Fast Food Fun - Dining out on the Cleethorpes SeafrontClick thumbnail to view full-size
Back to Nature for a While
After all the noisy machines in the arcade, the big meal in Brown's Cafe and the bustling crowds, we envied the gulls their lightness!
What we really wanted was a nap too - but you can't snooze on a day trip, so off we went to take a walk on the wild side....
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Places to Stay In Cleethorpes - Places to stay and things to do in Cleethorpes
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The Sea DefensesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Too Soon It Was Time To Go
The tide was high, the sun was sinking, amusement arcades were winding down after their long day. Soon revellers would fill pubs while families returned to seaside boarding houses to dream of what they would do next day!
I drove home - train connections not being what they used to be and home being only an hour away. It had been a glorious day!
Cleethorpes Clifftop castle
Having lived for many years in Cleethorpes, and having cycled vigorously up its small hill when much younger and fitter, I find the whole idea of any sort of clifftop a little funny. To me, this rise of maybe thirty feet is a little bit like calling a Crown Green Bowling area a hill! However, any search on the net will find that Cleethorpes does indeed have a clifftop castle, albeit a very small castle on a very tiny cliff!
This castle, Ross Castle, reputedly a medieval tower was, we are told, in fact built by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Company between 1883 and 1885. The name comes from company secretary Edward Ross.
Little as it is, Cleethorpes Clifftop Castle has been the scene of accidents, the last being the tragic death of a 64 year old Cleethorpes woman, Jacqueline Borum, who fell from the castle on January 9th this year.
The photo here is from wikipedia, under Creative Commons license and kindly submitted by John P A Carter. (www.johnpacarter.co.uk)
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