Things to do in Cleethorpes

The Lincolnshire coastline is famous for its golden sands, but it has lots more to offer than that. Cleethorpes Beach is less well-known than resorts like Skegness, but it’s a hidden gem with a historic pier. You can also take a trip on the 15-inch gauge Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway or enjoy learning about the animals at the small but friendly Jungle Zoo. Cleethorpes is bursting with places to eat and drink too, with traditional seaside pubs and cafés rubbing shoulders with more contemporary restaurants - and you’re only a stone’s throw from top-class entertainment on offer at Grimsby Auditorium. Our hotels in Cleethorpes are positioned perfectly for you to take in all the action whilst you’re here.

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Activities

If the splendours of Cleethorpes Beach and its pier aren’t enough for you, there’s plenty more to keep you busy. The coastal light railway is a delight and there’s also a traditional boating lake, not to mention the Jungle Zoo.

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Entertainment

There’s a host of live music venues right on your doorstep in Cleethorpes - and if you’re interested in bigger names, then the major touring shows visiting Grimsby Auditorium are only a short drive away. And don’t forget the delights of Grimsby Town FC.

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Places to eat

There’s surely no better place to eat fish and chips than a seaside resort like Cleethorpes. But if you’re looking for something a little more upmarket, the town has some culinary gems as well, offering specialities from around the world.

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Nightlife

Lincolnshire is something of a hotbed for breweries - and real ale fans will find plenty to enjoy in the pubs and bars of Cleethorpes. There’s also a smattering of newer craft beer outlets which have helped to transform the town’s nightlife.

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Shopping

If you’re visiting Cleethorpes and fancy some serious shopping action, your best bet is to head over to Freshney Place in nearby Grimsby. With more than 100 shops, Freshney Place employs more than 2,000 people and attracts 14 million shoppers each year. Familiar High Street names include Marks and Spencer, Next, Primark and Game, making it by far the biggest shopping centre in the area.

Alternatively, you could try the Abbeygate, also in Grimsby, an independent shopping venue which prides itself on offering an alternative to what you might find in larger chain stores.

Cleethorpes itself doesn’t have any major shopping centres, but the town does have a bustling shopping area around St Peter’s Avenue and Cleethorpes Market Place, with the latter hosting outdoor markets all year round, with a particular reputation for its displays of flowers and plants. And you could also try Seaview Street, a shopping gem which boasts a number of independent fashion and interior design boutiques.

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Getting Around

The east of England isn’t always easily accessible, but getting to Cleethorpes is relatively straightforward. If you’re driving, our Cleethorpes hotel is only half an hour’s drive from the M180 motorway and the nearby Humberside Airport, which has domestic flights to and from other UK airports including Aberdeen and Durham Tees Valley.

Cleethorpes train station offers regulars services to neighbouring Grimsby and from there you can catch trains to further afield destinations like Manchester Airport (via Doncaster and Sheffield), Hull (via a bus connection from Barton-upon-Humber), Lincoln and Newark. Cleethorpes buses are run by Stagecoach and connect passengers with Grimsby, Louth, Skegness and many surrounding villages.

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Shopping in Cleethorpes

Shopping in Cleethorpes

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Humberside Airport

Humberside Airport

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