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Good for a day out
Cleethorpes in General
Member Name: pal60
Cleethorpes in General
Advantages: Good for families to have fun on a day out
Disadvantages: Declined in recent years,
I used to visit Cleethorpes many years ago to see some friends that used to live there, it is a seaside Town and it is next to Grimsby which is a fishing town, and it is in the county of Lincolnshire.
With it being a seaside town, it has a promenade which is quite a long one and at one end of it there is or used to be a Sunday market and it was a very large indoor one with lots of good bargains to be had, and my wife, myself and our friends used to go there and grab ourselves some bargains.
On the beach there is a Big Wheel, a fairground type, a Helter Skelter and a few more rides, mostly for young children, and the tide never comes as far as the rides and so is safe.
There are lots of amusements on the sea front and cafes to have a drink and something to eat, and the fish and chips are very good as it is usually fresh from the fishing port nearby.
It also has a Pier and I think it is no longer in use but I cannot be sure on that part but it was getting a little run down the last time I visited there and our friends said it was due to be closed but our friends moved away from the area and so I do not know if it remains open or not.
Close by to the seafront there are some small streets that have a few shops that sell novelty gifts, buckets and spades and those kind of items for visitors to buy and of course they sell the good old Cleethorpes Rock in lots of different colours.
At the other end of the promenade to the market, there is a leisure centre that has a swimming pool, for visitors or the local people to use.
There are lots of hotels and bed and breakfast places to stay in if you are wanting a holiday or over night stay.
There is not a lot to do here but the locals are very friendly and for a day trip I think it is fine but I do not think it is that good for a holiday as I would think it would be a little bit boring after awhile.
We used to stay 1 or 2 nights, usually at the weekend and it was enough time for us because after the first day it had all been seen in my opinion.
I only recommend it for a day trip, not a holiday but that is only my opinion and the last time I visited there were not a lot of people there as much as there were years ago and the visitors seemed to have decreased a lot.
I rate it 4 stars.
Summary: Good for family days out to have fun