Hornsea Beach

Hornsea is a classic seaside resort with an extensive sand and shingle beach. A long promenade with newly-landscaped gardens, old wooden breakwaters, plenty of parking and easy access to town facilities.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May 1st to September 30th

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing


  • Promenade

Nearest town



HU18 1PZ

OS grid ref.

TA 2106 4775

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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Hornsea Beach Reviews

best beach for many miles

Jun 20th 2021

fantastic sand and shingle beach, plenty of room for families with young children to do the whole bucket and spade thing. Shops on Promenade for ice creams, fish and chips etc and a short walk into town. Separate area for Dogs/No dogs, lovely cafe and paddling pool on prom with seats and gardens to watch the world go by and while away the afternoon. Once visited you will return again and again.


mr hall
Dec 31st 2019

recent comment by dog walker not fair to anglers. i myself own a dog and on many occasions i take him fishing with me to Hornsea beach he is well behaved and socialises with other anglers / public and dogs alike freely off his lead, unlike untrained out of control dogs that constantly cause havoc by running amock anglers at will snatching bait/baited hooks /or packing up and flask being weed on; these are problems caused by the owner not the dog a well trained dog is more than welcome to visit an angler for a pat or even a treat if owner agrees.but i can vouch for a thousand anglers 100% everyone has been ABUSED by untrained dogs LIKE YOURS, that causes the anger.there is miles of empty beach at Hornsea to train your dog properly.

Dec 24th 2019

Dont bother taking your dog or family. The beaches are so over run by rude anti-social sea fisherman that you will be lucky to get near the sea.

What did we get wrong?