Explore the location
What’s so special about this location?
Hornsea lies on a stretch of Holderness Coast known for being the fastest eroding in Europe.
North Beach in 360 Video
We’re inviting schools from across Hull and East Yorkshire to get involved and provide a #Hashtag name for a specific ActiveLearning location. We will include information about each naming school on the website page for that location, referencing them as ‘guardians’.
Explore, discover and capture moments to help our planet
CoastSnap works by enlisting members of the public to take part in our global citizen science project, to capture through your smartphone images of how our dynamic world is changing over time.
By using something called Photogrammetry, scientists can use your photos to make maps at an accuracy similar to that of professional survey team. This is why each location has a camera cradle for you to use and precisely orient your phone and photo. All the information can be recorded via the App or uploading to social media channels. The more photos we have of a particular location, the better our understanding becomes of how environments, such as coastlines, are changing over time, and thus helping communities, local government and stakeholders to better manage these valuable environments.
Add your snap
1. Visit one of our CoastSnap locations.
2. Open the app and create an account with your email address.
3. Select the CoastSnap station for your location.
4. Add your photo using the plus button to ‘update spot’ and follow the on-screen instructions.
5. Place your phone within the cradle so that the camera is facing away from you and is in the correct landscape position.
6. Complete the ‘update spot’ form in the app and save your snap to submit it. You can also upload a recent photo from your gallery.
7. If you don’t have the CoastSnap app, you can still share the photo via social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter handles)
8. Take the snap and share it via on our social media channels using the location hashtag #hornseakittiwake
What happens to my snap?
We will use your CoastSnap images to map the way the environment changes over time. Your image is an accurate record of the locality at that moment. Your image will become part of a community database and will enable us to monitor how different environments are changing through time, creating time-lapse movies of the location.
What’s in the area?
Wassand Hall is a fine Regency House in beautiful tranquil surroundings and is home to beautiful walled gardens, woodland walk and half-mile park walk with views of Hornsea Mere which belongs to the Estate. Enjoy the house, gardens and parks on one of their summer open days with tea available in the fine conservatory.
Established over 33 years ago and continually growing in size and reputation, the market takes place every Sunday (except in January) with over 200 stalls inside and outside. Here you’ll find the bargain you’ve been looking for, local producers and sellers, family friendly rides and plenty of places to refuel!
The largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire and a Site of Special Scientific Interest and internationally important for birds, Hornsea Mere is perfect for a stroll by the water, bird spotting or simply feeding the ducks!