Cleethorpes is located on the north Lincolnshire coast and is physically connected to the town of Grimsby. Once a small fishing village, it has been a seaside resort since the 1860's. Situated at the mouth of the Humber River, it is a great place to view seagoing ships. There is easy access to the sandy beaches and there is the typical promenade along the beach with cultivated gardens on the other side.
The Waltham Windmill and Museum of Lincolnshire Life located near Cleethorpes was built in 1873. It is a working mill but only grinds flour occassionaly. The museum was originally built as a mess hall for WAAF's during World War II. On display are exhibits from the 1930's and 1940's with a parlour, kitchen, and office. There is also a large agriculture display. The museum is run by volunteers. Also on the site is a wood turner's shop, a sweet shop, a tea room, a ceramics shop and an herb shop. The model railroad is sometimes operated on Sunday's weather permitting.
Cleethorpes Discovery Center is where you can observe the Humber Estuary with high powered telescopes and binoculars. See seabirds and animals close up and study the ships moving into and out of the Humber. Guided walks are also available. The center has a tea room and gift shop. Access is available for wheelchairs and prams. Disabled toilet facilities and baby changing facility are located on the first floor.
Pleasure Island Theme Park has rides for all ages. There are six "white knuckle" rides for those wanting an adrenilin rush. In addition to rides, there are twice daily music shows, seal shows, and parrot shows. McCormacks Family Bar offers pub style meals and has children's menus. There is full pushchair and wheelchair access. Located on Kings Road.