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Hornsea is a great family day out... while your loved one is out on the water there is plenty to see and do...

The seaside town of Hornsea is perfect for a family day out, with a lovely sandy beach, a busy promenade to stroll along, amusements and plenty of attractions for all the family. The town has retained a pleasant village atmosphere and people come from miles around to visit. It also has a colourful history of smuggling, a trade which was aided and abetted by the entire town, even the local church, whose vault was used to stash contraband. These days shopping has taken over from smuggling as one of Hornsea`s favourite pastimes.


At the north end of the promenade, Hornsea's Floral Hall stages festivals, concerts, plays and dances throughout the year. Hornsea Freeport Shopping Village offers everything from big name fashion brands to kitchenware and china at shoestring prices - all in beautiful landscaped surroundings and a charming village atmosphere.


The award-winning Hornsea Folk Museum is housed within a historic farmhouse in the town centre, with a Victorian farm kitchen, dairy, blacksmith`s shop and large gardens. Pottery, spinning and lace-making demonstrations take place regularly.

Just outside the town centre at Honeysuckle Farm children have great fun helping to feed the sheep, horses and a host of other farm animals.


At the south end of the promenade is the Hornsea Lifeboat Station which is open to visitors thoughout the summer season (www.hornsearescue.org.uk). There is also the Hornsea Boat Launch facility which caters for berth holders and day visitors alike where you can launch all manner of craft.


And for a little peace and tranquility amid all the attractions, take a picnic to Hornsea Mere, Yorkshire's largest freshwater lake and RSPB reserve, where you can have a go at the gentler watersports, like sailing, rowing and fishing, or take a motor-boat trip around the lake. This is also a popular spot for birdwatchers.

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