Cleethorpes golden sands turn silver and blue

Fresh from winning another prestigious Blue Flag award this year, Cleethorpes beach has just been picked as one of the best beaches in Britain.

Travel experts at Trainline, Europe’s largest independent train and coach travel website and app, have just revealed their top 100 UK beaches – and the popular Lincolnshire resort is ranked at Number 2.

Each beach on the list has been handpicked based on several factors, including Blue Flag and Seaside Awards, nearby facilities and activities, and how easily you can travel there by train.

And the list of the UK’s 100 best beaches to visit this summer saw Cleethorpes hit the second spot, thanks to its vast sandy beach and as a perfect place for water sports.

Trainline’s experts also highly rated Cleethorpes’s traditional pier, where you can enjoy fish and chips with a view, as well as the fact that the beach is just a short stroll from the train station.

Since the 19th century, and the advent of the railways, Cleethorpes has been a favourite for UK-based seaside holidays, with visitors drawn to its long stretch of coastline.

As well as two promenades, Cleethorpes Pier – dating back to 1873 – is one of Lincolnshire’s most iconic venues, and now home to Papa’s Fish & Chips, offering great sea views.

Pipped to the top spot by Kent’s Margate Main Sands Beach, Cleethorpes Central beach is already celebrating its 2021 Blue Flag award, given to clean and safe beaches that also meet tough bathing water quality standards.

This year the resort has also won Seaside Awards for its Marine Embankment beach, a Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI), and Humberston Fitties, a wide sandy beach at the mouth of the Humber Estuary.

For 2021 there are 77 Blue Flag beaches across the country, meaning England now has more Blue Flag beaches than Mexico, Cyprus, and South Africa.

As well as Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire also has another three Blue Flag award beaches for 2021: at Mablethorpe, Skegness, and Sutton on Sea.

For the full list of Trainline’s top 100 beaches, se https://bit.ly/3kkp31r.

For details about visiting Lincolnshire, see www.visitlincolnshire.com.