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Cleethorpes Beach Named Second Best In The Country

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The people of Cleethorpes are celebrating today after Cleethorpes beach was named the second-best UK beach. Trainline ranked Cleethorpes beach the second best in the country, beating the likes of Blackpool, Filey and Skegness after looking at 100 UK beaches.

Trainline looked at a whole range of factors which included Blue Flag Seaside Awards, how easily you can travel to the beach by train, and the facilities that are on offer. This research resulted in Trainline naming Cleethorpes as the second-best beach in the country, missing out on the top spot by Margate beach.

Best UK Beach

Cleethorpes provides people traveling by train the quickest route to the beach, with the station being situated right opposite the beach. Those travelling by train can be on the beach within a few minutes.

The news of Cleethorpes Beach being one of the best in the country is a much-needed boost for business owners. Some business owners have called on North-East Lincolnshire Council to do more to boost tourism. While some residents have said Cleethorpes is dying of a slow death due to the council not having the experience or the interest to bring back the glory days.

One Cleethorpes resident who did not want to be named said: “It is great news that Cleethorpes is being recognised for something good for a change. Cleethorpes has lost so many great attractions which includes winter gardens, and now Pleasure Island. The council don’t have the experience to look after a seaside resort and changes need to be made.”

Another Cleethorpes resident said that North-East Lincolnshire Council should take a visit to Skegness and Scarborough and see how those resorts are thriving.

The Trainline said of Cleethorpes: “In second place, it’s Cleethorpes beach. This vast sandy beach has won both Blue Flag and Seaside Awards. There’s a traditional pier where you can enjoy fish and chips with a view and it’s also the perfect spot for watersports if you fancy having a go at kite surfing or paddleboarding.

“Walking time from the train station to the beach: Just across the road – you couldn’t be closer!”

Local business owners are hoping to see the financial benefits of the news.

cleethorpes seafront

The 100 best beaches in the UK according to trainline:

  1. Margate, Kent
  2. Cleethorpes
  3. Saltburn-by-the-sea, North Yorkshire
  4. Teignmouth, Devon
  5. Paignton Sands, Devon
  6. Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland
  7. Blackpool
  8. Dawlish Warren, Devon,
  9. Whitby
  10. Dovercourt Bay, Essex
  11. Barmouth, Gwynedd, Wales
  12. Chalkwell, Essex
  13. Torre Abbey Sands, Devon,
  14. Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland
  15. Filey
  16. Weymouth, Dorset,
  17. Viking, Kent
  18. Clacton, Essex,
  19. Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex,
  20. Lytham St Anne’s, Lancashire
  21. Broughty Ferry, Dundee
  22. Carbis Bay, Cornwall
  23. Cromer, Norfolk
  24. Gyllyngvase, Cornwall,
  25. Morecambe, Lancashire
  26. Red Car, North Yorkshire
  27. North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland
  28. Aberdeen
  29. St Ives Portminster, Cornwall
  30. Minnis Bay. Kent
  31. North Bay, North Yorkshire
  32. Tywyn, Gwynedd, Wales.
  33. Lowestoft South beach, Norfolk
  34. Bognor Regis, West Sussex
  35. Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales
  36. Sheringham, Norfolk
  37. Preston Sands, Devon
  38. Boscombe, Bournemouth
  39. West Runton, Norfolk
  40. Girvan, West Scotland
  41. Llandudno North Shore Beach, North Wales
  1. Seaton Carew, North East
  2. Margate, Kent
  3. Cleethorpes
  4. Saltburn-by-the-sea, North Yorkshire
  5. Teignmouth, Devon
  6. Paignton Sands, Devon
  7. Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland
  8. Blackpool
  9. Dawlish Warren, Devon,
  10. Whitby
  11. Dovercourt Bay, Essex
  12. Barmouth, Gwynedd, Wales
  13. Chalkwell, Essex
  14. Torre Abbey Sands, Devon,
  15. Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland
  16. Filey
  17. Weymouth, Dorset,
  18. Viking, Kent
  19. Clacton, Essex,
  20. Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex,
  21. Lytham St Anne’s, Lancashire
  22. Broughty Ferry, Dundee
  23. Carbis Bay, Cornwall
  24. Cromer, Norfolk
  25. Gyllyngvase, Cornwall,
  26. Morecambe, Lancashire
  27. Red Car, North Yorkshire
  28. North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland
  29. Aberdeen
  30. St Ives Portminster, Cornwall
  31. Minnis Bay. Kent
  32. North Bay, North Yorkshire
  33. Tywyn, Gwynedd, Wales.
  34. Lowestoft South beach, Norfolk
  35. Bognor Regis, West Sussex
  36. Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales
  37. Sheringham, Norfolk
  38. Preston Sands, Devon
  39. Boscombe, Bournemouth
  40. West Runton, Norfolk
  41. Girvan, West Scotland
  42. Llandudno North Shore Beach, North Wales
  43. Seaton Carew, North East
  44. Wallasey, North West
  45. St Leonards, East Sussex
  46. St Ives Porthmeor, Cornwall
  47. Bridlington South Beach
  48. Skegness
  49. St Midred’s Bay, Kent
  50. Dawlish Town Beach, Devon
  51. Kinghorn
  52. Worthing
  53. Herne Bay, Kent
  54. Shoebury East, Essex
  55. Burntisland, Scotland
  56. Monifieth, Scotland
  57. Prestatyn, North Wales
  58. Tenby Castle, South Wales
  59. Silver Sands, Aberdour, Scotland
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