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Hornsea Mere, Hornsea
(3.5/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Hornsea Mere is the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire, England, and lies to the west of Hornsea in the East Riding.It covers an area of 467acre, is 2mi long, 0.75mi at its widest point and 12ft at its deepest.Hornsea Mere is a centre for bird-watching and a tourist attraction offering rowing, sailing, boat trips and fishing. It is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area for birds; it accommodates many species throughout the year, and is of international importance for a migratory population of gadwall. Its shallowness results in a diverse range of swamp and fen plants.It was featured in the BBC television programme Seven Natural Wonders.Hornsea Mere is owned by Wassand Hall, situated to the west of the mere, and was purchased by the Hall's estate for £50 in the 16th century.The mere is the base for Hornsea Sailing Club.
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  • Fantastic place for a cuppa and cake. The whole mere was full of seams and geese an amazing sight to see. Would highly recommend and the girls in the cafe are lovley 
  • Although out of season, the Mere is gorgeous. We came to have a walk around Hornsea and parked in the Mere-unfortunately the cafe isn't open now until February but even so it is absolutely stunning sc...  more »
  • Hired a rowing boat for an hour in order to explore the Mere with my 10 year old lad. Very good value (£6) and great fun. Ran aground at one point as did both the other boats that were also out on the...  more »