Explore East Yorkshire's varied coastline this year, with things to do for all the family whatever the weather.
You'll find sweeping golden beaches in traditional resorts such as Hornsea and Withernsea; great for families, the haunting landscape of Spurn and the Humber; a wildlife watchers paradise, and gentle countryside plains with quiet lanes and small market towns like Hedon; perfect for cycling and visiting welcoming pubs for Sunday roasts.
Hornsea is the perfect base for a family holiday, with its lovely sandy beach, bustling promenade to stroll along, amusements and plenty of attractions for all the family. It also has the largest freshwater lake in England, Hornsea Mere, Hornsea Museum and Honeysuckle farm Hornsea Freeport outlet village has the best bargains and Neptune Kingdom to keep the kids entertained.
The traditional seaside resort of Withernsea offers a Blue Flag beach of golden sand with its own rather regal castellated entrance, pier Towers, on a mile-long promenade and a rare inland lighthouse, now a museum, situated in the town centre. This family friendly seaside town hosts a programme of events and summer carnivals in the Valley Gardens, a perfect public gardens and outdoor stage space.
Spurn National Nature Reserve is a unique and iconic place, internationally renowned for its wildlife and heritage. Access is now on foot or by cycle only, paying close attention to any warning signs. The newly restored Spurn Lighthouse sits within the wildlife haven of Spurn National Nature Reserve. Visitors can make their way along the three and a half mile peninsula, or climb aboard a Spurn Safari Unimog to travel in style.