5 of the best horse riding beaches in the UK

Surely nothing is more invigorating than whipping up the sands as you gallop across stunning British shores. Eleanor Daniel tells us about the best beaches for equestrian fun.


1. Studland Beach, Dorset


Studland beach in Dorset, offers 3 miles of sandy beaches and dunes available for horse riders to enjoy. With clifftop rides overlooking the fabulous Dorset coast-line and rides around Old Harry Rocks it provides an amazing backdrop for any riding experience.

2. Holy Island, Northumberland

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne allows horse riders to enjoy an expanse of white sandy beaches with the backdrop of Lindisfarne castle. As well as riding along the beach, there is the possibility of seeing many birds and seals off the island. The North Sea offers a refreshing dip in the water, even if it is rather cold!

3. Druidston Haven, Pembrokeshire

This hidden and completely unspoilt beach offers horse riders seclusion and beauty. The sea at Druidstone Haven is particularly clean and therefore is perfect for bareback swimming after a long ride. A mile of sand is available when the tide is out.

4. Holkham Bay, Norfolk

This beach is incredibly appealing for horse riders as its golden sands appear to stretch for miles, allowing a good gallop up the beach. Previously named British beach of the week by The Telegraph, it offers solitude and a variety of wildlife and birds.

5. Kennack Sands, Cornwall


With a history of shipwrecks, Kennack Sands is an intriguing and appealing beach for horse riders. Located at the top of the Lizard Peninsula, it is a lovely golden sand beach, with excellent clean water for having a bathe in after your ride.