One of Lincolnshire’s most famous seaside resorts, Cleethorpes attracts up to a million visitors each year whilst still managing to retain much of its old world charm. It is rightly proud of its stunning floral displays dotted across the town and is a regular winner of Britain in Bloom competitions.
With a designated area of the beach set aside for kite surfing and buggies, Cleethorpes is recognised as having one of the best kite surfing beaches in the UK.
The only British seaside town to have line of The Greenwich Meridian Line running through it, Cleethorpes has a steel plate and signpost marking the meridian line on its coastal path.
Attractions in Cleethorpes…
- The Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway. This 15 inch gauge track runs for two miles along the seafront, stopping at three stations en-route. Trains run daily throughout the summer months. The railway also has a tea room, souvenir shop and The Signal Box Inn, which is reputedly the world’s smallest pub!
- The Lollipop Road Train. Winner of the 2010 Best Attraction Experience in N.E. Lincs. Rest your legs and take a ride along the seafront, admiring the view along the way. Children receive a free lollipop! Travels between The Promenade and the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway Station near the Leisure Centre.
- The Jungle Zoo. One of the country’s first interactive zoos. Take a journey through a tropical jungle, complete with authentic sounds and smells! The zoo has a variety of small animals, reptiles and birds from around the world, including some that are no longer wanted by their owners.
- The Meridian Line. Situated on the coastal path, the Greenwich Meridian is marked by a steel plate and a signpost showing some interesting destinations.
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