Attractions in Withernsea


The Beach
Withernsea Beach
The Beach on a perfect summers day with the granite rocks glistening in the sunshine.

Withernsea Beach



 Pier Towers
Pier Towers Withernsea

Pier Towers were fully restored in 2019 and are now owned and operated by the Withernsea Pier and Promenade Association. They were opened to the public for the first time in many years in June 2020.
The towers contain several exhibitions and art and craft stalls. Go inside and discover the plans for the new Withernsea Pier, the Coastal Change Observatory, Windmills of Holderness, Birds and wildlife, historic pictures of Withernsea and much more.
Open daily throughout the season 10am to 4pm.



The Coastal Change Observatory

Coastal Change Observatory

The Coastal Change Observatory opened in 2020 and is open every day from 10am to 4pm during the summer season. The roll of the Coastal Change Observatory within the Withernsea Pier Towers is to observe and record the comprehensive transformations that have occurred along the Holderness Coast and within the Humber Estuary throughout history. The information, maps and images gathered are then used to inform and educate people to the world of constant evolution that is our dynamic coastline, and to relate how we cope and adapt to this ongoing change.


The Promenade

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.



Historic Pictureboards
Historic Pictureboards Withernsea

There are now 27 large historic pictureboards of Withernsea on the promenade just south of Pier towers.
Details of each picture can be found here.


Lighthouse and museum,
Hull Road
Tel 01964 614834

Climb to the top of Withernsea Lighthouse for spectacular views over the town, out to sea, along the coast and across the flat landscape of Holderness.
The Lighthouse stands in the middle of the town just off Hull Road. The base features RNLI and HM Coastguard exhibits with models and old photography recording the history of ship-wrecks and the Withernsea lifeboats and crews who saved 87 lives between 1862 and 1913 and the history of the Spurn lifeboats.The local history room has Victorian and Edwardian photos including the pier and railway. There is a Kay Kendall memorial, the 1950s film star having been born in the town. Views from the lamp room in the Withernsea Lighthouse are breathtaking, especially after climbing 144 steps.The lighthouse now also houses the Withernsea Tourist Information Centre.

Open weekends Easter to October 1pm to 5pm
Open weekdays mid June to mid Sept 11am - 5pm,
Saturday 1pm to 5pm, Sundays 12noon to 4pm. 

tel 01964 614834
Email info@withernsealighthouse.co.uk


 Valley Gardens

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.


Withernsea Summer Time Special
Summer Time Special 2010


Millenium Green Park

Millenium Green Park
Millenium Green Park at the end of Station road.


 Millennium Green Playpark
Millennium Green Playpark.


The Hut
Tel (01964) 395281 The Hut
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)


 Memorial Gardens

Memorial Gardens Withernsea
The perfect place for a picnic.



Game King, Memorial avenue
Game King
Funn for all the family with a bowling alley, kids soft play area, slot machines and a cafe.




Pavilion Leisure Centre
Tel 01964 614000

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
st Nicholas church Withernsea
This is a Grade II listed building dating back to 1488.



Skateboard Park
Skateboard Park
The Skateboard Park is located down the old railway line just at the back of the Millenium Green Park



Cycling and Walking arround Withernsea
Old Railway Line
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 arround Withernsea.

Field View
A view of Withernsea across the fields from one of the many walking routes arround the town.


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