The beach at Hornsea is a blue flag beach, this means that it is clean, safe and environmentally important. The beach that you see today has hardly changed in the last 200 years. The area where you are standing was, and sometimes still is, used for children’s entertainment, with fairground swings, helter-skelters and roundabouts popping up during the busy summer months of years gone by.
As you walk along the Promenade you will see that the sea wall is high, this is to try and protect the houses nearby from flooding. This doesn’t always work, as when it is windy and there is a high tide the waves come crashing over the top of the sea wall onto the pavement you are walking on.
(Image courtesy of Hornsea Civic Society)