Guide Beach safety and information

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3. Horse riding on public beaches

Riding horses on our beaches is allowed, although not all beaches are suitable. A visit to the beach first is recommended.

We ask that he following points are noted:

  • Whenever possible, horse riding should take place when the beach is not busy, ie at the start and end of the day, and avoiding weekends and bank holidays
  • The beach area must be left in a clean and tidy condition with manure removed
  • Please give way to other beach users, and remember that not all members of the public are familiar with horsemanship. Be aware of pedestrians, small children and dogs.
  • Avoid areas in which there is a lot of kite surfing since large kites can very easily spook a horse
  • Act sensibly and with consideration for other beach users. Please do not jump over  the beach Groynes when you do not have a clear visibility of what or who is on the other side, also be aware that some pools of water on the beach may be much deeper than they first appear.
  • Please make sure you check the tide times before visiting.
  • Horse boxes and other vehicles are not allowed on the beach at any time so please check out the parking availability before visiting.

If you would like to arrange a horse riding event on one of our beaches , or for any further information, please contact us on 01404 515616 or email .

For more information on safe riding on beaches please see the British Horse Society’s guide