Horses on beaches

Horses and beaches go together like hokey pokey and ice cream - but to keep all beach-users safe it's good to remember where and when you can take your horses on the beach during summer. 

Top tips

1. Act smart and be aware of what's around you. Dogs and cars on our beaches can spook horses. Horses are large animals - please make sure that yours are 100% under your control when you're enjoying the beach together. 

2. There're lots of dunes full of important native nesting birds and plants all along the Kāpiti Coast - please don't ride through them, horse hooves are big and fast. 

3. Check out our Council webpage to learn exactly where and when you can ride your horse on our Kapiti beaches.