Hornsea Beach

Hornsea beach is one of the quieter options if you’re looking for a beach to take the dogs for a run or just for an afternoon stroll.

About Hornsea Beach

Hornsea Beach sits between Mappleton Beach and Fraisthorpe Beach and, although busier than the two, it’s still considered a quiet beach if you prefer to get away from the hustle and bustle.

The beach itself is somewhat divided in to sections, with the vast majority being a traditional sandy beach and the other a pebble beach.

There’s plenty of cafes that line the beach so it’s also a great place to go for a spot of lunch during your visit.


Hornsea Beach is located around 15 miles from Bridlington, Beverley and Hull. It’s one of the beaches with the most facilities but still quiet compared to the likes of Bridlington and Scarborough.

Hornsea Beach location: South Promenade, Hornsea, HU18 1TJ

Getting to Hornsea Beach

Getting to Hornsea beach from surrounding towns is easy and simple with routes in from the A165 (North and South). The drive from Hull, Beverley or Bridlington should take around 25 minutes.

On foot

You can walk to Hornsea beach from Hornsea town centre which is located just under 1 mile away. Alternatively, you can combine your visit to Hornsea beach by walking from other nearby beaches such as Mappleton Beach (3 miles) or Skipsea Sands (6 miles).

By car

If you’re travelling by road, simply take the A165 into Hornsea and navigate to one of the local car parks. Depending on which part of the beach you want to visit, there are pay and display car parks located conveniently at the North (Morrow Avenue Car Park), Centre (Eastgate Car Park) and South (Sands Lane Car Park) of the beach.

By bus

If you’re looking to travel to Hornsea Beach by bus, the nearest bus stop is on Hornsea Cliff Road or Hornsea Market Place. There’s direct services from Hull Interchange, Withernsea, Bridlington and Beverley.

Facilities at Hornsea Beach

There’s plenty of facilities close by, so you can spend the day at Hornsea Beach without needing to hunt for amenities.

Toilets: There are 2 sets of public toilets at Hornsea beach – one located on Marine Drive and the other on South Promenade near to the boat launch.

Washing facilities: There are no showers (but you can use the toilets to wash down from the beach).

Cafe’s/Restaurants: You won’t be short of cafes and restaurants when visiting Hornsea Beach, as there’s plenty to choose from in Hornsea town centre and on the beach front.

Shops: There are a wide range of shops in Hornsea town centre including gift shops and convenience stores.

Are dogs allowed at Hornsea Beach?

Dogs are not permitted to be walked on Hornsea beach between 1st May and 30th September (between the concrete ramp at Headland View and the steps south of Sands Lane). From 1st October to the 30th April, dogs can be walked freely on Hornsea Beach.

What is there to do at Hornsea Beach?

There are few activities at Hornsea Beach, however there are plenty of activities within a 5 minute walk, including a skate park, indoor swimming pool and even a large park area (Hall Garth Park) where you can enjoy a picnic.

One of the most popular things to do in Hornsea is visit Hornsea Mere, which is just a short walk from the town centre.

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