Climb Withernsea lighthouse for stunning views

Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire

Head along Withernsea’s promenade and visit the Pier Towers, the sole remains of the town’s historic 19th century pier and climb the historic lighthouse.

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Withernsea also has a famous lighthouse which towers 127ft high above its houses, which houses the lighthouse museum. Whilst you’re here, why not savour the taste of the sea with some delicious shellfish? The shellfish industry on the Holderness Coast is the largest in the UK, with more than 70 independently-owned and operated boats using traditional potting methods to catch almost a quarter of the crabs and a third of the lobsters landed in English Ports. Over 1,500 tonnes of crab and lobster are landed annually.

South of Withernsea, Spurn Point National Nature Reserve stretches along this fascinating land formation. The area supports a variety of plants and wildlife unique to this region and this is one of the best places in the UK to watch migrating birds. The peninsula is also famous for its lifeboat, the only constantly-manned lifeboat station around Britain’s shores, plus the famous Greenwich Prime Meridian crosses the coast to the north west of Withernsea.

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