Situated on the estuary of the River Humber in North East Lincolnshire, England, is the town of Cleethorpes, a quaint area retaining much of its original charm.
Although Cleethorpes is referred to as a seaside resort, the town actually sits on the Humber estuary and the sea at Cleethorpes is actually the mouth of the Humber. The waterfront provides views of the shipping traffic entering and leaving the Humber for various ports. Visible from the river mouth are two large fortifications, The Humber Forts and the Lighthouse situated on Spurn Point.
Also within the town is the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, which lies on a pretty pier by the Coastguard on the central promenade. Another attraction in Cleethorpes is Ross Castle, a mock ruin of a castle built in 1863 by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway. Another interesting sight in Cleethorpes is the statue “The Boy with the Leaking Boot”.
Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, Lakeside Station, Kings Road, Cleethorpes (01472) 604657
Now regarded as one of the country’s premier 15 inch gauge light railways, the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway was built in 1948.
Operating from Kingsway Station, up to nine steam locomotives puff their way along Cleethorpes foreshore to North Sea Lane Station.
Humber Estuary Discovery Centre, Boating Lake, Kings Road, Cleethorpes (01472) 323111
Offering visitors a trawl through the history of Cleethorpes; the Humber Estuary Discovery Centre is housed in an observatory overlooking the Humber Estuary. Facilities include a tea room and gift shop.