I often get asked by horse owners about the in and outs of riding on the beach in Noosa.
So here it is;
Firstly anyone can ride a horse on the beach on Noosa’s North Shore.
You don’t need a permit of any kind.
There is plenty of parking and a good turn around area suitable for a car and float at the first cutting.
To get to the North Shore you’ll need to catch the ferry at the end of Moorindal st in Tewantin.
The ferry costs $7 for your car and $7 for your float each way.
The ferry operates from 5.30am-10.20pm Sun to Thurs & 5.30am to 12.20am, Fri & Sat
It’s super easy to find, just turn off at the Shell Servo, on the corner of Poinciana Ave and Moorindal St.
It takes about 5 minutes to cross the river, when you get off the ferry you will be on Maximillion Rd, follow this until you come to a right hand bend which takes you past the Noosa North Shore Retreat, and the road becomes Beach rd. Keep following beach rd until you come to a sharp left hand bend with a turn off that goes straight ahead. Take that turn off to the first cutting.
Don’t forget to check the tide before you go, the last thing you want is to be on the beach at high tide, it sucks.
An hour or so before low tide is the best time to be there if it’s possible, but going on or around the high tide is not only a waste of time, but can also make riding to the river mouth quite dangerous as the waves can push you into some fallen down trees along the way.
Here’s a link to the BOM site for Noosa tide times
The map below shows you my favourite place to park.