|This was a
tiny fishing village famous for its oysters
until its vast, gently-shelving beaches
stretching for three miles began to attract
fun-seeking tourists during the early days of
coastal holidaymaking in the mid-19th century.
Today it is one of the north’s favourite East Coast resorts with some some fine houses, a huge pier and views of the Humber and Spurn Head.
Cleethorpes is one of few coastal places located on the Greenwich Meridian, indicated by a marker in the sea wall.