Cleethorpes is a leisurely 40 min drive from Poachers Hideaway. The route takes in some very picturesque scenery through the Lincolnshire Wolds. The seaside resort is situated at the entrance to the Humber estuary. There is evidence of permanent occupation here since the 6th century.
The town lies on the Greenwich Meridian and enjoys one of the lowest annual rainfall totals in the country. Originally a fishing village, the settlement later began to be developed as a health holiday resort in the 1820s.
Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway. First established in 1948, it originally ran for 300 yards along the sea front. Later developments over the years have seen it grow to over 2000 yards (almost 2km). Trains run from Kingsway Station, next to the Leisure Centre. The line continues to Lakeside Central, where there is a cafe and museum, as well as the engine sheds.
Opened in 1983 after storms in 1978 had destroyed the original open bathing pool. The centre now houses a 33m pool which is 1.8m in depth with a wave machine and water slide also installed. The Leisure Centre complex also contains a great gym and sports hall.
Originally opened in 1873 on August Bank Holiday, it was financed by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway. It was originally 370m in length in order to span the large distance between low and high tides. Later, in the Second World War, a section was removed to prevent it being used by invading forces but never replaced! The pier is also home to Papa’s Award Winning Fish & Chips. With phenomenal views and unrivaled access to Cleethorpes Central Promenade – Cleethorpes Pier is Lincolnshire’s most iconic venue. It’s is no coincidence that fish & chips taste better by the seaside – and now there is no better spot to pick up a portion of Britain’s Best Fish & Chips. There is also the ABP Humber Observatory which, as well as the great views, features a new interactive display. This gives access to real time information about all the ships which can be seen going up & down on the estuary.