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Skipsea Beach

Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire

A narrow sandy beach backed by a line of beach bungalows.

Beach Type



There are cafes/restaurants
A slipway and a nearby caravan park


The main beach activity is fishing
There is no zoning for water sports activities

Nature and Wildlife

Many seabirds can be sighted whilst taking walks along the beach.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is not cleaned and bins are not available.


There are no dog restrictions.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre 25 Princes St Bridlington YO15 2NP Tel: 01262 673474 Fax: 01262 401797


Nearest town: Hornsea
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9972, -0.20427
Postcode: YO25 8TU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire at Explore Britain.


Follow signs to Skipsea off the A165 between Bridlington and Kingston.

Nearest Railway Stations

Bridlington (Approx. 6 miles away)
Nafferton (Approx. 8 miles away)
Driffield (Approx. 9 miles away)
Bempton (Approx. 9 miles away)
Hutton Cranswick (Approx. 10 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking is limited.

Nearby Car Parks

South Cliff, Bridlington (Long stay).
About 4.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Hornsea