Visit Cleethorpes and North East Lincolnshire
Visiting Cleethorpes, Grimsby and North East Lincolnshire can be much more than just another day trip. Explore coastline to countryside over two, three or four days (or even more!) and get to know all the hidden gems that the locals love.
Plan your short break and discover all that North East Lincolnshire has to offer – sometimes, one day by the coast just isn’t enough.
With over four miles of golden sandy beaches, you can experience the Cleethorpes seaside your way. Head to the quieter areas at Marine Embankment or Humberston Fitties beach which are bustling with nature and wildlife, or make it a traditional holiday with sandcastles, paddling in the tide, and 99’s along the Central Prom. Don’t forget your bucket and spade!
Enjoy the outdoors and being active
With the Lincolnshire Wolds on our doorstep, you can walk, run, or cycle through miles of awe-inspiring countryside. Venture through charming villages or the town centres of Grimsby and Cleethorpes for a spot of lunch or for coffee and cake and rest awhile before continuing with your tour. Prefer to be out on the water? Cleethorpes’ water sports scene is vibrant. Stop by North Prom or along Brighton Slipway for stand-up paddle boarding experiences. Learners and families welcome. Or head to the beach at the Fitties to join the kitesurfing community
With a lazy river, space bowl flume, indoor splash zone pool, activity range, golf course, and entertainment venue, families love to stay and play at Haven’s Thorpe Park holiday park. Visit museums, take a journey aboard the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, master the mini golf courses, and meet the animals at the Jungle Zoo and Nunny’s Farm.
Truly unique to Grimsby is a tour of a traditional dockside smokehouse. Alfred Enderby, on the Port of Grimsby, welcomes visitors to see the expertise passed down from generation to generation that creates Grimsby Traditional Smoked Haddock, which has Protected Geographical Status. Book your tour or organise a group visit.
Next up is a visit to a ‘theatre of beer’ at Docks Beers, with their artisan brewery tour. Go behind the scenes of the much-loved brewery and enjoy a selection of drinks in the taproom.
Over in Immingham, you can learn about the town’s significant role in the voyage of the Mayflower Pilgrims with a heritage trail taking you from Immingham Museum through to Mayflower Woods.
Enjoy events and festivals
What’s on? Our calendar of events has the answer and there’s lots more going on too. From family festivals with street performers and child-friendly activities to live music gigs, there’s something for all tastes. Check out Festival of the Sea in Grimsby held in July, a free programme of vibrant street theatre, live music and dance. For music lovers The Gathering festival has five arenas playing music across 12 hours. Over 60 international DJs & live acts will appear including headliners Bryan Kearney, DJ Isaac and Judge Jules. Enjoy great food and drink plus a VIP area. Another regular appearance in Cleethorpes is Fake Festival with a jam-packed line up of tunes you know and love. Check out the events taking place at Meridian Showground. Located right next to a campsite and within walking distance to Thorpe Park Holiday Centre and Cleethorpes Pearl Holiday Park, you can get ready for a night of fun and be back for a kip afterwards in minutes. Watch live theatre at Grimsby Auditorium and Caxton Theatre, or make a special trip for the nationally-loved Armed Forces Day weekend-long celebrations.
Food and Drink
What do you fancy? Coffee and cake at an independent coffee shop? Tasty street food to take away? Homecooked comfort food at a classic pub? Fine dining with seasonal, local produce on the carefully-crafted menu? Fancy dishes in a stylish bar with décor that’s as Instagrammable as their food? And what’s a trip to Grimsby and the Cleethorpes seaside without fish and chips? Stay on a short break and you can try it all! Check out Sea View Quarter in Cleethorpes. There’s some great restaurants and cosy cafes too alongside some great places to shop with independent businesses and local artists. Take a visit to Freeman Street Market. Alongside the usual hustle and bustle of market days, there’s a great bunch of local street food vendors offering tasty temptations whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Relax and stay over
Whatever your budget for an overnight stay or short break, we have lots of choice here in North East Lincolnshire. Cosy guest houses with a seaside welcome or chic boutique-like bed and breakfasts with all the luxuries, all with knowledgeable owners who can tell you the best places to go for eating out or places to visit. For those who prefer to stay in a hotel, you can choose from executive suites and classy rooms in independent hotels who offer fabulous local food on their menus to hotel brands you’ll know and love.
If you enjoy caravans and camping, you’ll be spoilt for choice with our holiday parks within walking distance of the beach. There’s lots more self-catering options for those who want to do their own thing too from apartments overlooking the sea to lodges and cottages.
The right accommodation will give you a restful night’s sleep so you can wake up ready to discover more of North East Lincolnshire. You’ll want to stay for more than just a day…