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