The whole area around Kettleness is heavily scarred by industry (despite now being very picturesque) there are workings for Jet, Alum, Ironstone and Cementstone all in a small area.
Ironstone was quarried on the foreshore and around the edge of the headland there are many inaccessible jet workings located high in the cliff.
Down at sea level there are also numerous jet workings accessible at low tides
Traces of jet can still be found in the rocks in the area
The headland has also taken victim much shipping over the years, with two wrecks identifyable.
One may be the Golden Sceptre which ran aground on 16/01/1912