Hornsea's original village stands inland from the coast, but when the railway arrived here from Hull in 1854 the village was built towards the sea. However, building never went up to the shore, as around here annual erosion is about the highest in Europe. To counter this a very substantial promenade has been built to protect the very low lying cliff. It is very much a family resort, with most visitors staying in caravans, so there are few hotels, indeed the foreshore is relatively free of amusement arcades, etc. The beach can be pebbly in places. The town become well known for its distinctive pottery that was produced here until 2000. Just inland is Hornsea Mere – the largest fresh water lake in Yorkshire that is a good place for bird watching, fishing or sailing.
Promenade, Hornsea Mere, Church, Bettison's Folly
Hornsea Mere , Hornsea Church (St Nicholas') , Bettison's Folly , Hornsea Museum , Freeport Shopping Village
Wide Variety of independent
Hornsea Floral Hall
Tourist info Centre
11 Newbegin, Hornsea HU18 1AB
Bus. Central car parking.