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Horses on the beach

Horses on the Beach

Horses are permitted on all Kāpiti beaches with restrictions on urban areas during summer as follows.

Between 11am – 5pm from 1 December to the end of daylight savings (currently the first Sunday in April), no person shall ride or lead a horse on the foreshore in the following restricted areas:

  • from the southern boundary of the district to the Wainui Stream mouth at the north of the Paekākāriki
  • from the official beach access at Jeep Road, Raumati South to the Kāpiti Boating Club, Paraparaumu Beach
  • from the Waikanae Boating Club, Waikanae Beach to the Waimeha Stream mouth, Waikanae Beach
  • from the beach access point opposite 100 Marine Parade, Ōtaki Beach to the beach access point opposite 8 Marine Parade, Ōtaki Beach.

At all other times and locations, a person may ride or lead a horse on the foreshore.

Any horse brought onto the beach must be ridden in a safe and careful manner.

Horses may not be ridden onto dunes, as these areas are fragile and contain breeding birds and erosion control plants.

Summer horse restrictions on the beach

Summer Horse Restrictions