Up north, The Yorkshire Coast has some of the prettiest seaside villages us Brits are lucky to visit.
With its colourful attractions and rugged cliffs, Scarborough is often voted the best seaside town in Yorkshire, followed by Whitby and Filey.
But a dark, unavoidable climate emergency crisis looms over these gorgeous seaside towns that could inevitably see them disappear in a matter of years.
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One of the biggest visual impacts that is damaging these popular tourist destinations is coastal erosion.
Though some people are calling it “inevitable” because it’s happening already, climate change is no doubt accelerating the situation.
In some areas of the Holderness Coast, which lies between the chalk hills of the Wolds and the North, an alarming four metres of land is being lost each year.
Houses are quite literally hanging off to cliff edges and roads often lead to nowhere.
(Image: Hull Daily Mail / Katie Pugh)
Take a stroll along some of the beaches and you’ll discover open pipes and drains that once carried water, gas and electricity to nearby homes now lead to nowhere.
Dr Chris Hackney from the Energy and Environment Institute, University of Hull 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 – on top of this changing storm climates mean more energy is being thrown at the coastline, causing greater rates of erosion.”
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One of those seaside towns particularly vulnerable to the crisis is Hornsea.
Though some of it is protected from special coastal management, Hornsea is still part of the Holderness Coast, which has the highest rate of coastal erosion in Europe.
Towns like Hornsea remain uncommercialized, yet it still caters as a traditional seaside spot with a promenade seafront with beautiful cliffs.
It has a lovely sandy beach with plenty of amusements and attractions for everyone. People come from miles around to visit it, and Londoners don’t seem to mind the four hour journey up north.
So, what is there to do?
There’s plenty of water sport activities to get stuck into if you’re an adrenaline junky, as well as Burton Constable Hall, a fine Elizabethan mansion if you’d prefer a quiet afternoon learning about the history of the area.
Property in Hornsea is substantially less than London too, with (enormous) detached houses on sale from £350,000.
No wonder people underestimate the value of living there.
Locals are friendly and are delighted to welcome newbies to the area. And there’s plenty of delightful food spots that cater for everyone.
Indulge in a delicious plate of fish and chips at Whitehead’s Fish and Chips, or if you’re more daring, the lavender pancakes at Cafe Chocolat are reportedly divine.
If you fancy a slice of seaside life up north, then hop on a train from King’s Cross to Hull Paragon Interchange, followed by one or two buses to Hornsea – a travelling time of over four hours.
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