Horses on Beaches
If you are considering taking a horse onto a beach you will need to think about the following points;
- Always check if it is permitted on the beach you have chosen. You can do this by contacting your local Council.
- Before use, investigate the beach and familiarise yourself with parking, access and beach conditions. Use only formal access ways.
- Avoid beaches that are designated as dog off leash areas
- Respect other beach users by walking the horse onto and off the beach. Some beach users may have a fear reaction to large animals
- Swim your horse only in very calm sea conditions (preferably with supervision) and only if both the rider and the horse are familiar with this activity
- Collect the horse’s droppings
For the safety of the public and horse users, please adhere to the following guidelines when riding your horse on New South Wales beaches.
- Correct trackwork riding P.P.E. (Personal Protective Equipment) must be worn by riders on a beach.
- Generally horses should be ridden at a safe speed at all times and in a manner that does not endanger the safety of any other person in the area.
- Horse riders should not unduly interfere with the peace, comfort or convenience of other users of the foreshore.
- Horses should be ridden at walking pace within 50 metres of other (non-equestrian) users of the foreshore.