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.
Things to do in Cleethorpes
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.
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.