Close to the Seaside Town of Hornsea

The nearby seaside town of Hornsea is great for a fun day out for all ages. From a lovely sandy beach, a busy seaside promenade to stroll along, to fun amusements and plenty of attractions for all the family. The town has a lovely village atmosphere and visitors come from miles around to enjoy the delights of Hornsea.

Hornsea had a colourful history of smuggling, a vibrant trade in which which the entire town was involved, even the local church to part, using the vault to stash illegal contraband.

Nowadays shopping has taken over from smuggling as one of Hornsea’s favourite pastimes. There are numerous independent shops to explore with café’s and cosy tea rooms offering irresistible homemade tea and cake.  To the southern edge of Hornsea there is also the Hornsea Freeport Outlet Centre which offers discounted high street brands as well as a selection of attractions, such as Bugtopia and Beach Cove.

At the north end of the promenade, Hornsea’s Floral Hall stages festivals, concerts, plays and dances throughout the year. Hornsea Freeport Shopping Village offers everything from big name fashion brands to kitchenware and china at shoestring prices – all in well landscaped surroundings and with a charming village atmosphere.

The award-winning Hornsea Folk Museum is housed within a historic farmhouse in the town centre, with a Victorian farm kitchen, dairy, blacksmiths shop and large gardens. Pottery, spinning and lace-making demonstrations take place regularly.

Just outside the town centre at Honeysuckle Farm, children have great fun helping to feed the sheep, horses and a host of other farm animals.

And for a little peace and tranquility amid all the attractions, take a picnic to Hornsea Mere, Yorkshire’s largest freshwater lake and RSPB reserve, where you can have a go at the gentler watersports, like sailing, rowing and fishing, or take a motor-boat trip around the lake. This is also a popular spot for birdwatchers.

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