Withernsea essentially grew when the railway arrived here in 1854 - making it accessible to Hull (22 miles away). It also became a holiday destination - although most people stay in caravans just outside the town centre. The coast here suffers erosion, hence the rocks on the beach to protect the promenade, A key feature here are the twin towers that once led on to a pier that was damaged by shipping, and washed away. So that the lighthouse wouldn't suffer the same fate it was built inland. It is now a local history museum (with space devoted to actress Kay Kendall, star of 1953 film Genevieve, born here in 1929, who died aged 33). You can walk to the top of the 127ft high tower.
Pier Towers, Parish Church
St Nicholas Parish Church
Withernsea Lighthouse Museum
Wide Variety of local stores.
Tourist info Centre
Lighthouse Museum, Hull Road, Withernsea HU19 2DY
Bus station. Central car parking.
Withernsea Sea and Food Festival