Humberston Fitties Beach
Humberston Fitties beach is a stretch of golden sand separated by groynes at the south end of Cleethorpes. The beach is located between the Saltmarsh and Marine Embankment beach area and the Humber Mouth Yacht Club.
This area is known as Humberston Fitties with many vintage holiday chalets and a larger caravan park, Thorpe Park.
From here you have great views of the World War II forts, Haile Sand Fort and Bull Sand Fort, that straddle the mouth of the river Humber. On a clear day you can also see across the Humber to Spurn Point. This part of the beach has many sand dunes and is also a conservation area.
The area has very little in the way of facilities, but this adds to its charm. On a breezy day you may be lucky enough to watch many kite surfers on the water as this is known as one of the best locations for the sport.
Access to the beach can be gained from Marine Walk car park (St Anthony’s Bank) which is located behind the vacant land of former Pleasure Island Theme park, access to the car park is off Kings Road, near to the events arena, Meridian Showground. From there, the beach can be accessed via various sand and concrete slipways, a set of metal steps mid-way along the breach and various access points which have a very slow gradient down to the beach.
There are no public toilet facilities however there are toilet access areas for paying customers at the Humber Mouth Yacht Club and Thorpe Park.
The area adjacent to the beach is a public bridal walkway along the top of the Sea defence, a footpath that runs the entire length of the beach. This allows access through the centre of the Humberston Fitties beach. This is used by many dog walkers, cyclists and bird watchers.
Humber Mouth Yacht Club is a small club located at the mouth of the River Humber on the south bank close to Cleethorpes. HMYC is a diverse club and offers facilities for many different types of boating. They have swinging moorings for boats up to around 28 feet, and a secure compound which houses fishing boats and leisure craft which are able to launch directly from the trailers as well as all variety of sailing dinghies. There is also secure storage beneath the clubhouse for sail boards and sea canoes. Visiting sailors are always welcome.
Dogs are allowed on this beach throughout the year; however, they should be kept under reasonable control due to ground nesting birds in the area. Please keep your dog on a lead if you are unsure of their recall.