With miles of sandy beaches and plenty of family entertainment, Withernsea is perfect for a relaxing day at the seaside, and enjoys the atmosphere of a smaller, more traditional resort. Withernsea provides plenty of entertainment for everyone on and off the beach, including a market area which is open several days a week, and the Valley Gardens, a beautifully landscaped open space with seating, children's playgrounds and a stage which, in the main season, along with the seafront, is the platform for a host of free open air concerts, events and activities. An entertainments programme for the season is available from any Tourist Information Centre.
In the town centre, the Lighthouse Museum features RNLI, HM Coastguard exhibits, a lovely garden and tea room, a local history room and a memorial to the 1950s film star Kay Kendall. This local girl brought a touch of glamour to Withernsea. She married Rex Harrison shortly before her tragic death in 1959 at the age of just 32, and after a string of high profile affairs with minor royalty and co-stars. Climb the 144 steps up the 127 ft lighthouse tower for breathtaking views over the town, out to sea, along the coast and across the flat landscape of Holderness.
South of Withernsea, Spurn Point National Nature Reserve, stretches along this fascinating land formation and supports a variety of plants and wildlife unique to this region. This is one of the best places in the country to watch migrating birds. The peninsula has a 120ft lighthouse and is famous for its lifeboat, the only constantly manned lifeboat station around Britain`s shores, which keeps watch over the Humber Estuary.
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Map reference: TA 340280 Lat: 53.73119 Long: 0.02980
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : 28 miles (45.1 kms) from Hull station