Bring Your Horse to the Beach!

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Riding on the beach is a dream for many horse riders, why not tick it off your bucket list?

Cleethorpes beach has a huge stretch of golden sand where horses are permitted, and several car parks which are suitable for your horse box or lorry.  We have also made a list below detailing essentials for a beach trip, and important things to be aware of.

Horses are allowed on the beach between Cleethorpes Leisure Centre and the Fitties. Here there is over 3km of beach for you to enjoy. We do ask that horses do not gallop on the beach as this can disturb other beach users.

Parking is available in several locations. For more information please phone 01472 326290

Essentials for a beach trip

Before you come to Cleethorpes beach for a day out with your horse it is vital that you prepare well.

The sandbanks at Cleethorpes mean that you can quite easily get cut off by the incoming tide. We advise that you do not venture too far out on the beach, especially when the tide is coming in. It is a good idea to check the tide times before you come to the beach. The safest way to enjoy the beach with your horse is to come at a time when the tide is going out. This way you have peace of mind that getting stuck on a sandbank is unlikely.

The fast moving coastal waters at Cleethorpes also means that there are many creeks and channels on the beach. These do not usually pose a risk to pedestrians, however horse riders may find that crossing these channels are difficult and dangerous on horseback. There are also some patches of mud and soft sand on the beach. Avoid any areas that you think look unstable. Don’t take any risks.

The sand on the beach is a lot deeper than the sand or rubber in your arena at home. This means that horses can tire quicker. Make sure to bring plenty of water for your horse with you, as it is unlikely that you will be able to fill up with water while you are here.

Quick Tips:

  • Check the tide times
  • Check the weather
  • Always come with someone on the ground (not on horseback) who can help you if anything goes wrong
  • Carry a mobile phone with you at all times in case of an emergency
  • Bring plenty of water and forage feed for your horse
  • Have fun!

Useful Contacts:

  • Beach Safety Team: 01472 323356
  • RNLI Cleethorpes: 01472 690857
  • Coastguard: 999