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Cleethorpes in General
Member Name: Kantankrus
Cleethorpes in General
Advantages: Nice for a day visit or short break.
Disadvantages: Not much for teenagers.
You could say I am a little biased about Cleethorpes, as it is close to where I live on the edge of Grimsby and where my place of work is. I've seen many changes over the years and lately, a lot of changes are for the better!!
Its a typical seaside resort with all of the usual amenities for the day tripper. It has arcades, donkey rides, theme parks and caravan parks. Thorpe Park is worth a visit and is one of the holiday parks included in The Suns £9.50 holiday promotion. The park is very well kept and clean offering entertainment, a fun pool and lots of family activities.
Next to Thorpe Park is Pleasure Island. A theme park which is very popular with families and younger children. There are often cheap tickets available in the area. Entrance is usually £18.50 for over 3's with a family ticket costing £68.00 which admits four people.
The beach is very clean and a walk along the prom and round the boating lake is lovely on a summers day. I get to do it all year round with my dog Max and probably take living on the coast for granted.
Cleethorpes has a wide variety of eating and drinking establishments and in my opinion is becoming a bit of a food lovers paradise!! There are your usual fish and chip shops serving excellent Grimsby Haddock, Pizza restaurants and cafes galore.
There is also a huge selection of Indian restaurants. Indian Kitchen is worth a visit on the High Street.
Along Alexandra Road there is a little restaurant called Figs and although not cheap, if you are looking for excellent food and service, you won't go far wrong.
Further along Alexander Road you come to a little street called SeaView Street. This area has been recently compared to The Shambles in York which I think is a slight exageration but very lovely all the same. The street is full of upmarket independant shops and restaurants. Marples Restaurant is a definite place to visit with its bustling busy atmosphere and good food. Its Steak and Red Wine Pie is to die for.
If you are looking for something a bit different, there is a trendy place just around the corner called Riverside which is a bar/restaurant offering Tapas . Very tasty!
There are plenty of guesthouses in Cleethorpes too, some of which have won awards and there is talk of one of the budget chain hotels opening in the area.
So in summary, I think there is something for most people in Cleethorpes. Young families and couples are well catered for. Older teens will like the night life but the younger teens are the ones not catered for in my opinion.
Summary: Worth a visit!