Newest Review: ... to Thorpe Park is Pleasure Island. A theme park which is very popular with families and younger children. There are often cheap ti... more
nice place for a short break
Cleethorpes in General
Member Name: carlos34
Cleethorpes in General
Advantages: relatively cheap, easy to get to
Disadvantages: might not offer enough for some people
Cleethorpes is a seaside town joined onto Grimsby, situated on the East Coast.
It is within an hour of Sheffield by car. There is ample car parking space on the promenade, although you have to pay before 6pm. There are also regular train services, the train station is conveniently situated,
just a few hundred yards from the beach.
In the market place, there are pubs, and good eating establishments, good fish and chips. The market place
leads onto Kings Road, which is a long road, stretching from the train station up to the Boating Lake, Pleasure Island,
light railway, jungle zoo, Thorpe Park. There are bars, cafes and restaurants along this bit. Between Kings Road and the beach is the
promenade. At one end of the promenade, there is the market, which seems to be open all year round. From here
there are lots of amusement arcades, the pier, crazy golf, ice cream parlours, chippies. There is a leisure centre at the
The beach itself, is very clean these days, although it certainly hasn't always been this way. There are some fairground rides
and donkey rides.
I've lived here for the most part of my life. Whilst I am not going to claim it is the best place in the country to visit, I will say it
has enough for a good weekend, and is relatively cheap. Personally I think the area between the leisure centre and Thorpe Park
is the nicest. It can be a lot of fun to take out a boat on the boating lake. The jungle zoo is open all year round, and is run by
very friendly people. Obviously, Pleasure Island theme park can't be ignored, although it's not really my thing. The one time I have been
there, it seemed to offer a lot for the sort of people who would like theme parks.
It is possible to stay in a guest house for 20 pounds a night, although prices may increase during the summer. Overall, you could do a lot
worse than come here for a break.
Summary: a nice place to visit, but perhaps only for one or two days