Hornsea Beach

Broadway, Hornsea, HU18 1PZ

Welcome to Hornsea Beach

Hornsea beach has a tiered promenade along the landward side.To the north can be seen the picturesque Flamborough Headland, stretching away to the south the golden sands of the East Riding coast.

Hornsea beach is ideal for building sand castles, kite flying or just relaxing. The beach can be the start or finishing point of the Trans Pennine Trail which passes close to Hornsea Mere, the largest fresh water lake in Yorkshire.

Secondary Description

Between the sun rising out of the North Sea and setting spectacularly over the Mere lies the picturesque town of Hornsea offering all the pleasures of a seaside resort.

At the eastern edge of the town lies the sea with a very attractive, award-winning promenade area, and a fine sandy beach.To the north of the promenade lies the Floral Hall.The southern end of the promenade features an array of amusement arcades and children’s rides. Hornsea leisure centre boasts a full size swimming pool, children’s pool, squash courts, sauna and steam rooms, exercise facilities, functions rooms and a café and bar. Towards the town centre are the Memorial Gardens - a sheltered, quiet and restful seated area guarded by two famous lions rescued from a cinema in Hull.

To the southwest is Hornsea Mere, Yorkshire’s largest freshwater lake covering many acres. At this Site of Special Scientific Interest you can enjoy rowing, sailing, fishing, motorboat trips and pitch and putt. Bird watchers will be in their element too.

Visiting with Children

There is a small paddling pool outside Huckleberry’s café, right in the heart of the promenade. The pool is chemically altered and kept to a high standard of cleanliness and safety throughout the year. The pool is right next door to the public toilets and a minute walk from the chalets. Surrounded by seating from the café, this is the perfect place for parents to rest with a cup of tea while the kids play in the water. There is a strict no dogs policy in the pool. Please note there are no lifeguards at the pool.


Large pay and display car parks by the leisure centre with easy access to the town on foot.


Dog ban in affect 1 May to 30 September. Fishing with rod and line banned from 1 May to 30 September.

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Hornsea Beach
  • Toilets
  • Café
  • Gift Shop
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