The Beach on a perfect summers day with the granite rocks glistening in the sunshine.
Like many seaside resorts, Withernsea has a wide promenade which reaches north and south from Pier Towers, the historic entrance to a 364 metre (nearly 1,200 foot) long pier, built in 1877. The pier was gradually reduced in length through consecutive impacts by local seacraft, leaving the once-grand pier with a mere 50 feet of damaged wood and steel which was eventually removed. Although the pier is no longer there, the towers mark the place where it once stood, and steps now lead down onto the beach. A model of the pier stands on the promenade close to the towers with plaques that describes the gradual destruction of the ill fated pier.
At the very south end of the promenade, the sea defences ends, and you can see the effect the coastal errosion has on the coastline. This is one of the fasted eroding coastlines in Europe.
Lighthouse and museum,
Valley Gardens, a beautifully landscaped open space with seating, children’s play equipment and a stage.The Valley Gardens is the venue for the popular annual Summertime Special, and throughout the season its a hub for events in Withernsea.
Summer Time Special 2010
Millenium Green Park
Millenium Green Park at the end of Station road.
Millennium Green Playpark.
Tel (01964) 395281
The Hut and adventure playground provides exciting free play activities for children and young people of all ages.
Opening times Mondays - Fridays 3:45 pm - 6:30 pm (Thursdays close at 6pm) Saturdays 10:00 am - 3 pm (closed for lunch 12:20pm - 1pm)
The perfect place for a picnic.
Game King, Memorial avenue
Funn for all the family with a bowling alley, kids soft play area, slot machines and a cafe.
The Pavilion Leisure Centre boasts excellent facilities, both wet and dry. If you find the sea to cold, ot the weather to wet, why not take a trip to the Indoor swimming pool with a free 70 meter water slide. Sauna, Fun sessions with inflatables, Aqua Disco, Rookie Lifeguard courses and Adult swimming sessions.
Sports hall, badmington courts, Squash courts and State of the art health suite. Creche available mid week mornings.
Open daily from 7am.
St Nicholas Church
This is a Grade II listed building dating back to 1488.
The Skateboard Park is located down the old railway line just at the back of the Millenium Green Park
Cycling and Walking arround Withernsea
The picture above is from the old railway line. There are many public footpaths, tracks and lanes arround Withernsea. Leave the car behind and go for a wander in the countryside. If you want some suggestions on routes, Click here for Cycle / walking loops
A view of Withernsea across the fields from one of the many walking routes arround the town.