Cleethorpes Pier, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

Cleethorpes Pier, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

Cleethorpes is a seaside resort and unparished area in the north east corner of the county, situated on the estuary of the Humber.

Opened in the late 19th century, the pier now offers a cafe, shops, a bar and restaurant and a nightclub aimed at over 21s.

Historically, Cleethorpes was originally made up of three small villages. While there are neolithic and Bronze Age remains in the area, permanent occupation appears to date from the 6th century, when the Danes arrived, with substantial communities only appearing in the 9th century.

Cleethorpes developed as a fishing village. The early 19th century saw the first developments of the village as a health holiday resort, with sea-bathing and the taking of medicinal waters becoming fashionable. Throughout the century, the resort continued to grow and expand never more so than with the linking of the town by railway with the industrial towns of Yorkshire.

Finally, it was declared an urban district and, during World War One, was renamed as Cleethorpes.