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Theres more to cleethorpes than meets the eye
Cleethorpes in General
Member Name: perfectangel1
Cleethorpes in General
Date: 22/07/03, updated on 23/07/03 (4774 review reads)
Advantages: lots to do
Disadvantages: weather can spoil the day
For those of you that have not heard of the place it's a seaside town on the east coast of the United Kingdom. In the county of Lincolnshire (North Lincolnshire to be more precise) In winter it not that attractive to people , or should I say tourists as the locals are quite pleased when winter comes and we get the place back to ourselves. Anyway not many people would be attracted to come here in the winter because the weather isn't pleasant at all, you know typical British weather and all that, it rains all the time. In the summer it is slightly better( it doesn?t rain quite so much) nah you can actually get quite good weather with temperatures averaging around 22C.
The beach isn't one of the nicest in England. This is mainly due to the fact that it is just round the corner from a fishing town (Grimsby) and an industrial town (Immingham). Also its on the edge of an estuary which may explain why the water is so murky. When you look out to sea I am ashamed to say that you are not greeted with a great view. As in front of you is the main route to Grimsby for the trawler boats.
Now you're probably thinking that maybe this isn't such a good place as I am trying to make out, well stop right there, its best to get the worst parts out of the way first, say like a warning. Well ok the sea might not be that great but there is nothing wrong with the beach. It?s pure sand (no rocks or pebbles) and very clean. This year it has been awarded the blue flag ( this means its outstandingly clean)
~~Things to do~~
OK where do I start. There is so much to do here. On the beach (obviously in the summer) there are donkey rides for the children, although I have no idea how much they cost as
I don't have children of my own yet. Further down the beach they set up a few fair rides, (again for the little ones) a (small) big wheel. A merry go round and miniature swings.
Coming up off the beach you are on the promenade. This is full of amusement arcades food stalls and other ways to waste your money. On here you can buy typical seaside food, like candyfloss doughnuts rock and much more.
On the main road there is a small crazy golf which is a good fun way to get rid of an hour (depending how bad you are). Then there is one other amusement arcade. But this is different as upstairs it has laser questing. Although small it is great fun at £2.50 for half an hour (trust me you don't need more than that, its pretty tiring) Then there's the things that you would expect to see there the newsagents the nick knack stores and the pubs.
They have a fairly decent leisure centre with a large swimming pool with a wave machine and a slide, there is also a gym there. As you get further away from the main centre there are still loads of attractions to be seen and done. There the bowling ally about 300 metres from the leisure centre, although I have not been here myself as I hate bowling. Then there is play towers, indoor soft play area for children, but this place is massive and I?m sure the kids will though roughly enjoy themselves here, my sister (whose 10) loved it.
Then there's the main attraction. Which is about a kilometre from the town centre. The theme park "pleasure island". It isn't one of the largest parks but that doesn't mean to say that its not fun, as its quite small its only £9.50 for adults, but down the road you can get a free brochure from the tourist information place which gives you a "two entries for the price of one" token
~~~~Where to stay~~~
There are plenty of places to stay in Cleethorpes, many of them are B&B's starting from just £35 per night for a
double room. Then there are the hotels which are a little more expensive
As a seaside resort Cleethorpes has got a great nightlife. There are bars for all.
For the younger people (well what is mainly dominated by us younger generations) is the baton. Which is like a nightclub. It has poles surrounding the dance floor so you can embarrass yourself when you're drunk.
Bar Racuda is my favourite bar in Cleethorpes mainly because of the great music ( a mixture of dance and pop) a brilliant atmosphere and funky surroundings
Now flares is unusual, it plays music from the 60's and 70's although it still attracts us younger folk, but this is where a lot of older people hang out reminding themselves of their heyday.
Schuberts has again a more mature atmosphere playing music from the 70's and 80's its only small but it always seems to be full of people
Lastly there's the pier. This is the club on Cleethorpes pier, to tell you the truth this is the only thing on the pier. Its £5 entry and your drinks are free till midnight. I have not been in here myself, but recently it had a bad write up in the paper about the poor cleanliness and hygiene
Cleethorpes a place full of activities for the whole family, like everywhere else it has its faults but it does the job for some people J