Hornsea is a small seaside Town of around 8000. There are only a few guest houses, hotels or self catering accommodations actually in Hornsea. There are however many large caravan sites within easy reach. The beach is quite steep and held in place by wooden groynes. There is normally beach left even at high water unless it is rough and a big tide. There are a few amusements and the usual eateries and gift shops behind the promenade but it is not a heavily developed seafront. The cliffs either side of Hornsea are boulder clay and are eroding quite quickly which means that Hornsea is starting to stick out into the North sea from the surrounding shore line. This may be one reason it is quite a popular shore fishing place usually at either end of the town .
There are quite a few commercial boats here fishing mainly for crabs and lobsters. They are launched off the beach by large 4 wheel drive tractors. With the sand being quite gravelly they have quite tussle pulling the bigger boats back up the beach.
Hornsea beach is coarse sand and small stones as you can see in this photo but you may not see a seal actually on the beach although there is usually the odd head bobbing about at sea. There are usually well worn grey fossils among the stones
Hornsea Freeport outlet shopping village is on the southern outskirts of Hornsea and is a popular shopping destination. It was built on the site of Hornsea Potteries. They made very popular pottery in the sixties and seventies
Not far away is Hornsea Mere the largest natural freshwater lake (2 miles long) in Yorkshire where there is a cafe and you can hire all sorts of boats or just feed the swans, geese and ducks. People also fish there for pike and perch.
Another attraction not far away towards Skipsea is Mr Moos.. They do make delicious ice cream, so well worth a visit. Apple crumble is my favourite.