Tourist Spot

The pretty town of Yorkshire has been named one of the most underrated places to live that we should all visit before it falls into the sea


To the north, the Yorkshire coast has some of the most beautiful seaside villages that the British are fortunate enough to visit.

With its colorful attractions and craggy cliffs, Scarborough is often voted Yorkshire’s best seaside town, followed by Whitby and Filey.

But a grim and inevitable emergency climate crisis looms over these magnificent seaside towns that could inevitably see them disappear within a few years.

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A health and safety hazard from falling cliffs at a holiday park in Hornsea

Coastal erosion is one of the main visual impacts damaging these popular tourist destinations.

Although some people call it “inevitable” because it is already happening, climate change is undoubtedly accelerating the situation.

In parts of the Holderness Coast, which lies between the chalk hills of the Wolds and the North, an alarming four meters of land are lost each year.

The houses literally hang from the edge of the cliffs, and the roads often lead to nowhere.

Hornsea has a beautiful sandy beach
Hornsea has a beautiful sandy beach

Stroll along some of the beaches and you’ll discover open-air pipes and pipelines that once carried water, gas, and electricity to nearby homes and now lead nowhere.

Dr Chris Hackney from the University of Hull’s Institute of Energy and Environment explained how climate change plays a role in coastal erosion.

He told HullLive last year: “Melting ice caps and rising sea levels increase the exposure of the coastline to the sea.

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One of these seaside towns particularly vulnerable to the crisis is Hornsea.

Although part of it is protected by special coastal management, Hornsea is still part of the Holderness coast, which has the highest rate of coastal erosion in Europe.

Towns like Hornsea are not commercialized, but they are still a traditional seaside spot with a seaside promenade with beautiful cliffs.

It has a beautiful sandy beach with plenty of entertainment and attractions for everyone. People come from miles around to visit it, and Londoners don’t seem to mind the four-hour journey north.

So what is there to do?

There are plenty of water sports activities to enjoy if you’re an adrenaline junkie, as well as Burton Constable Hall, a beautiful Elizabethan mansion if you prefer a quiet afternoon to learn about the history of the area.

Property in Hornsea is also significantly inferior to that in London, with (huge) detached houses on sale starting at £ 350,000.

No wonder people underestimate the value of life there.

The locals are friendly and are happy to welcome newbies to the area. And there are plenty of delicious restaurants that cater to everyone.

Treat yourself to a delicious plate of fish and chips at Fish and Chips by Whitehead, or if you’re more daring, Café Chocolat’s lavender pancakes would be divine.

If you fancy a slice of northern seaside life, hop on a train from King’s Cross to Hull Paragon Interchange, followed by a bus or two to Hornsea – a journey time of over four hours.

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