Grimsby - Cleethorpes Coast Guide

Grimsby is located on the east coast of England on the estuary of the River Humber. It is well known throughout the land as a fishing port and docks and although not as busy as it was in the past it is still one of the UK's busiest ports. Directly next to Grimsby is Cleethorpes which is a traditional seaside resort. 

                                                       National Fishing Centre Grimsby

Grimsby DocksFor details of  Grimsby Hotels and Holidays,  Guest Houses, Cottages  and to visit Attractions.  Go to Grimsby Hotels  Guest Houses and Cottages

Although the town has a long history much of the architecture dates from the nineteenth century, including the 350ft high Dock Tower which dominates the skyline. There are many attractions in and around the town and it is a good base from which to explore the surrounding area.


There is an excellent  new visitor centre  at Grimsby - The National Fishing Heritage Centre, that explores the history of the traditional industry of the town. 


Cleethorpes coastNext door to Grimsby is Cleethorpes which is a seaside resort in the traditional mould. Cleethorpes can offer 3 miles of sandy beach, promenade gardens full of flowers, donkey rides, a paddling pool and boating lake, a pier and open top buses - what more could you ask for! 

There are also many modern attractions such as a bowling centre and water parks as well as loads of cafes and restaurants. They also have an annual kite flying event in May/June - check the town website for dates. 




Places to visit in Grimsby 

National Fishing Heritage Centre - Alexandra Dock, Grimsby, South Humberside DN31 1UZ Tel: 01472 323345

The Deep - Interactive displays and aquarium - Kingston upon Hull HU1 4DP Tel: 01482 381000

Spurn Head - Narrow spit of sand and shingle that projects out into the mouth of the River Humber 

Pleasure Island - theme park with rides and attractions

Map of the Grimsby area 

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Attractions - see listings pages

Plymouth WaterfrontA huge selection of attractions are available within the coastal area and this section will have details of many of them. From piers and harbours to fun fairs and roller coasters, the listings will have details of what's available in your chosen area. For details of attractions look in the resort pages. 

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Cliff and coast walkingWhether your idea of an ideal activity is sunbathing or you prefer something more strenuous, the  chances are that you will be able to pursue this at the coast. There is a wide selection of activities that can be found on our coastline - these range from a gentle stroll to the next bay, to swimming and snorkelling, to more energetic activities such as sailing, surfing, windsurfing and kite sailing. See Activities section.



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Beach PubPubs, restaurants and shopping guide

The listings section will also have details of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and shops available in the locality. Restaurants and shops coming soon.....

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