On the banks of the Humber Estuary, the nearby resort of Cleethorpes is very popular with visitors with a beautiful sandy beach and year-round attractions. Once a tiny fishing village famous for its oysters, in the 19th century it developed into a health resort, popular for its therapeutic bathing and iron rich mineral waters. Today it attracts visitors who come to enjoy its lovely beaches, long promenade, recently renovated pier and gardens. It is also a great place for bird watching. You can spot Curlew, Great Black Backed Gulls, Ring Plover, Redshank, Oyster Catchers and Black Headed Gulls. The sand dunes on part of the beach are designated as a local nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest due to their rich flora and fauna and have some of the best wildflower meadows in Lincolnshire.
Nearby, Great Grimsby is a large coastal town that originated as a Viking settlement during the 9th century and has developed as a major sea port, once hosting the largest fishing fleet in the world. These days, whilst food is still a major driver in the town, being home to over 500 food processing companies, it is a key player in the emerging renewable energies industry.
Discover life for British trawlermen by visiting the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre and experience the sights, sounds and smells as a 1950’s trawlerman and his family. Take a guided tour of the historic Ross Tiger to experience the conditions aboard one of our earliest surviving diesel side-trawlers. Explore the Time Trap Museum at Grimsby Town Hall and uncover the town’s colourful past in the old police cells mapping the development of the town.
South of Immingham you will find the stunning Lincolnshire Wolds. Rolling hills with pretty English villages showcasing some of England's finest countryside.