Cleethorpes is located on the north-east coast of Lincolnshire where the River Humber enters the North Sea, approximately 160 miles north of London and 2 miles south of Grimsby.Â
The town has a population of around 32,600 and is within North East Lincolnshire (comprising the former Great Grimsby Borough and Cleethorpes Borough) which covers an area of approximately 19,185 hectares (74.5 sq miles / 192 sq kms) and which has a total population of around 156,000.
It is a popular and traditional seaside resort, with three miles of excellent sandy beaches and a wide promenade, which developed rapidly, from a tiny fishing village, in the late 19th-century and which today attracts up to a million visitors each year. There are numerous attractions and fine views of the ships entering the nearby Humber estuary.
Historically the town's economy has been based upon its position as a seaside resort, at least since the arrival of the railways in 1845, and its traditional tourist facilities have been enhanced in recent years with the development of new visitor attractions such as the Discovery Centre. Industry in the area is quite diverse with North East Lincolnshire particularly strong in the food, chemical, ports and distribution sectors.
The name Cleethorpes derives from the Old Scandinavian 'clee+thorp' meaning 'hamlets near Clee'. The place name 'Clee' derived from the Old English word which referred to the clay soil.
A visit, during the May BH Gala, to this friendly 15" gauge railway on the Lincolnshire coast.....
Cleethorpes in Lincolnshire, England, is a beautiful seaside resort on the East Coast just a short drive from the magnificent Humber Bridge. The merid....