What are the regulations about riding horses on the beach?

Horses shall only be allowed on the beach strand between September 15 and April 30 of each year;

  • From 5 am until 9 pm daily on days subject to daylight savings time
  • From 5 am until 7 pm daily on days subject to Eastern standard time

Horses are not permitted on the beach strand from April 15 through April 22, 2022.

(All times coincide with beach driving.)

  • Day-Pass Permit - $10 - Good for day issued
  • Seasonal Permit - $50 - Good for current season

Permits can only be obtained at the Police Department during normal work hours.

Must have:

  • Negative Coggins test for each horse obtained within the last 12 months
  • Must have bun bag or manure catcher for each horse
  • Picture ID

View full information and download the permit.

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