Your Personal Town Guide
East Yorkshire
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.


Must See
Pier Towers, Parish Church
Pier Towers
Pier Towers
Esplanade, Withernsea HU19

The remaining turrets of the town's pier (1875).

Admission: Free
Open: All year round.
Tel: -

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St Nicholas Parish Church
St Nicholas Parish Church
Station Road, Withernsea HU19 2JN

Built in 1488 of unusual random cobble stone construction.

Admission: Free (please leave donation)
Open: ask at vicarage
Tel: 01964 611462 (vicar)

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Withernsea Lighthouse Museum
Withernsea Lighthouse Museum
Hull Road, Withernsea HU19 2DY

Located behind the town centre (!). The 127ft high lighthouse was built in 1892 and was made redundant in 1976. Now a local history museum. Chance to climb the 144 winding steps inside the tower to look out over the top of the town.

Admission: £
Open: 11:00am-5:00pm weekdays from June to mid September / All weekends from Easter - October: Sat 1:00-4:00pm / Sun 12noon-4:00pm
Tel: 01964 614834

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Market Day
Wide Variety of local stores.
Tourist info Centre
Lighthouse Museum, Hull Road, Withernsea HU19 2DY
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Direct Access
Bus station. Central car parking.
1hr Town Walk
A circular walk that includes the promenade, a walk into town and the lighthouse museum.
Video Features
See exclusive content of the town from the top of the lighthouse.

Slide Show


Withernsea Sea and Food Festival
Withernsea Sea and Food Festival

Range of live bands on the stage in the Valley Gardens. Usually first Saturday in August.

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