UK’s best beach rides

  • If your fields are flooded or the school is frozen, there’s one place you can always guarantee perfect going – the beach.

    It’s a great way of letting off steam and blowing away the Christmas cobwebs, but for safety always let someone know where you are going and approximately what time you will be back.

    Ring the local council office of your chosen beach forthe telephone number of the beach manager so you can check the following before setting off:

    • Tide times
    • Areas which become cut off at high tide
    • Where you can safely park your lorry or trailer

    It is also a good idea to pack a spare change of clothes for you and plenty of warm rugs for your horse – and don’t forget your mobile phone.

    Click on your region for a beach in your area


      Warkworth, Northumberland: Sandy beach with a bridleway leading directly to the beach across the dunes


      Hunstanton, Norfolk, East Anglia

      Holm next to Sea, Norfolk, East Anglia

      Camber Sands, East Sussex

      Climping, near Littlehampton, West Sussex: Super stretch of sand at low tide, but watch out for dog walkers!


      Putsborough Sands, Woolacombe, North Devon: Three miles of golden sand with good lorry parking andeasy road links to the A361


      Pendine Sands, Gwynedd, South Wales: The longest sand beach in Britain as well as miles of uninterrupted small bays with craggy coastlines


      St. Ouens, Jersey: Jersey’s longest beach


      West Kirby Beach, Wirral, Merseyside: Small sandy beach with good access. People riding at low tide should be aware of gutters that flood quickly, and some areas of soft mud and sand

      Formby/Ainsdale beach, Southport, Merseyside: Red Rum’s former training ground, this beach offers miles of riding and there is a car park near by which charges around £3


      St Andrews, West Sands

      Kinshaldy Beach, near Dundee, Scotland: Although a naturist beach, it is popular with riders and off-season boasts some spectacular rides along the Scottish coast

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