If you’re coming for a short stay in Cleethorpes you will find a popular seaside resort, with an average rainfall among the lowest in the British Isles.
This resort town faces out across the estuary at the mouth of the Humber. If you’re coming for a short stay in Cleethorpes you will find a popular seaside resort, with an average rainfall among the lowest in the British Isles. It lies close to the port of Grimsby, with the even larger port city of Hull a little further up, where the River Hull meets the Humber Estuary.
This Lincolnshire seaside town has undergone a change of image in recent years, swapping the cheap and cheerful British seaside holiday image for something more stylish and sophisticated, something that has led to more choices in things to do, places to eat and also places to stay, which our serviced apartments in Cleethorpes are very much a part of. A factor in the town’s resurgence is a significant amount of redevelopment in the town during the 21st century, which has led to the building of a large amount of new accommodation in Cleethorpes, including beachfront flats. The town also received a new multiplex cinema in 2004, with several well-known eateries coming into the same site. And the Cleethorpes redevelopment has not just been about knocking down the old to replace it with the new, but has also worked with some of what was already good about the town, such as the improvement and extension of the old mini steam railway that runs along the front, the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway.
Shopping in Cleethorpes is also a pleasure, with the town now punching well above its weight in terms of combining a great choice of High Street names with smaller boutique shopping. There are several identifiable popular shopping areas, each with a little bit of their own flavour. Seaview Street and Cambridge Street represent what is probably the more ‘individual’ end of things, enjoying a mix of clothes shops, furniture shops, plus eateries and tearooms. At the same time, St Peter’s Avenue and the Cleethorpes Marketplace represent more of a ‘high street’ feel, with well-known names, designer boutiques and gift shops. While for something completely different, the factory outlets, homeware stores and craft units around Meridian Piazza are worth a visit.
And, an interesting aside, the ‘Meridian’ part comes from the fact that Cleethorpes lies on the Greenwich Meridian Line, and it may be worth a few minutes to visit the spot and stand on the meridian line while you are visiting. Another place to check out is Cleethorpes Pier, which has stood there since 1873 and has enjoyed a refurbishment in recent years with the latest reopening in 2017, when it was claimed to contain the largest fish and chip restaurant in England.
For getting around while you are staying in an apartment or aparthotel in Cleethorpes, there is a local Grimsby-Cleethorpes bus service running various routes, while Cleethorpes Railway Station runs East Midlands trains, Transpennine Express and northern rail services. As well as properties in Cleethorpes, SITU also has city apartments in many other UK location, such as Hull nearby.