Hornsea Things to Do
The Transpennine Trail is 215 mile (346 KM) route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders (not the whole route for horse riders) linking the Irish Sea to the North Sea. It starts in Southport and ends in Hornsea on the promenade where the pedestrian path ends.The end of the route (or start if of course you are travelling west) is marked by a huge...more
The Mere is Yorkshires largest inland lake and covers an area of 467 acres (1.89 km2), is 2 miles (3.2 km) long, 0.75 miles (1.2 km) at its widest point and 12 feet (3.7 m) at its deepest.Hornsea Mere is a centre for bird-watching and a tourist attraction offering rowing, sailing, boat trips and fishing. It is a designated Site of Special...more
This children's farm is a popular attraction for the under 10s and centres on a play barn. There are shire horses, pigs, cows and many other animals to see. The two shire horses take visitors around the farm on horse drawn tours.Daily until mid September. Open 10.00 - 17.00, 7 days a week. The website has price details.more
59 Eastgate, Hornsea, HU18 1NB, GB
At the Mere is a very good café that serves a nice variety of food. Its pretty standard fayre but does come with some imagination and although the cafes in the town are cheaper this café does come with a partial view of the Mere.The coffee is real coffee too and as a food example a chicken burger is as good as a burger at a good burger restaurant.more
A new traditional fish and chip restaurant (2013) in the main shopping street. The seating is in partitioned tables with the food preparation area at the rear of the restaurant. This is also the counter for take away orders. Harper's are expanding across the area and are building a reputation for quality fish. The fish is beautifully cooked and...more
Hornsea's only Chinese restaurant - good service and friendly staff. Meals are £5.95 for a three course Sunday lunch and evening meals start at £5.85.Open at lunchtime and from 17:00 until late but closed Monday.We have eaten twice here recently (summer 2010). This is a small and intimate typical Chinese restaurant decorated in the same way...more
The Floral Hall: The towns theatre
The Floral Hall was built in 1913 and added to over the years. It isn't very appealing to look at from the outside but inside is quite nice. This is not relevant as a new building to replace the existing venue is to be built here shortly (I am writing this mid 2014).
The venue is open through the day for refreshments and exhibitions but in the evening hosts occasional shows, concerts , discos and dances. Over the year there is something for everyone.
Local bus services are provided by East Yorkshire buses. The fleet is generally new and the drivers friendly and helpful. However remember this is a large rural area and services not always frequent.
The towns services are -
129 - Withernsea
130 - Bridlington
220/221 - Hull via the coast
230/240 - Hull via Leven
246 - Hull via Beverley
550 - town service / FreeportRelated to:
- Road Trip
A very good gift shop on the Mere that sells good quality gifts - no awful seaside junk you see in some town centre shops.There is a good range of Hornsea souveniers - many of which I have not seen before - and the range of railway posters and pottery based on Hornsea is very good.The small veranda has two tables and it is possible to have glass of...more
This is a large market and carboot held each Sunday and Bank Holiday through the year (but not January) just a few miles north of Hornsea at Far Grange Park.There is parking for 2000 cars and over 400 stalls most Sundays. Sunday lunch can be bought at either the Cow Shed or Tow Bar Inn which are also licenced.There are a number of childrens rides...more
Hornsea Freeport is an attractive outlet shopping village to the south of the town. There is a bus service from the town but otherwise unless you drive there it would be a 15 minute walk.There are a good variety of shops selling mainly clothes and housewares but there should be something for everyone.The goods in all shops are discounted upto 60%...more
Hornsea Warnings and Dangers
To the south of the town coastal erosion is a problem. Hornsea itself was once an inland town with three villages past it now lost to the North Sea. As the photo shows the cliffs are very low and crumble easily in to the sea and many feet of coast line are lost to the North Sea every year although Hornsea with its sea defences is quite safe.
If walking on the cliffs walk well away from the edge of the cliff.