Sea Front Gardens is situated in the main tourist area of Cleethorpes on the sea front near the Pier. On the landward side of the area is Alexandra Road and on the seaward side, Central Promenade. When visiting the area you actually see three areas.
To the north of Sea Road is:-
- Dolphin Gardens - this has trees, flower beds and shrubs. It is dominated by a central piece of art work of an anchor with dolphins.
Leaving Dolphin Gardens you are in:-
- Sea Road - this has a central island of gardens.
After crossing Sea Road you enter:-
- Pier Gardens - here you enter a large tarmac area with two wall gardens in the centre and to the left a wildlife area. As you go further into the gardens you pass trees, shrubs, and flower beds. When you come to the centre of the gardens there is a waterfall cascading from the top of the gardens down onto Central Promenade. To the rear of the waterfall is a putting green and crazy golf.
- Still travelling south you pass more flower beds, trees, shrubs and a maze. You then come to a war memorial dedicated to the crews and ground staff of RAF North Coates. Finally at the most southern end of Pier Gardens is Ross Castle a Victorian folly dating to around 1885 when Pier Gardens was first built.
All the time you are walking along the gardens you have a view out onto the Humber estuary and the shipping travelling up and down the river in one of the U.K's. busiest shipping channels. Management of the beach and the slipways is undertaken by our Beach Safety Team. Information about the beach and tide times can be obtained from them.
Every year Cleethorpes competes in the Britain in Bloom campaign and Pier Gardens is a central part of this campaign. This year Cleethorpes was awarded a Gold award and won the Resort category for East Midlands in Bloom. It then went on to win the National competition in the Resort category with another Gold award.
The seafront gardens also gained a Green Flag award in summer 2011 this was for the third year running, putting the park amongst some of the best in the country. The Green Flag award is the national recognition of a good quality park with particular focus on the quality of its management and operations.