Seafront and Beaches Frequently Asked

Within the Seafronts department, we work alongside many other departments with expertise in these areas, and we have added the links below for some of the most popular topics:

Dogs on Beaches:

Here is a link for all of the Beaches that we have in the Tendring District, this attachment will inform you about which beaches are dog friendly and which are not:

Beaches with animal bans 

This is a link for the map, and this clearly shows the beaches that do and do not have bans.

Map including beaches and dog bans

Horse Beach Access 

Our Beaches are open to horse riders, but the following local byelaw is in place, which you should be aware of:

'No person shall on the Seashore break in any horse or other animal or ride or drive any horse or other animal in a race or so as to cause danger or annoyance to any person during the Seashore.'

In order not to cause danger or annoyance to other beach users:
•        Do not ride your horse when beaches are busy
•        Restrict riding to quiet times and at low water 
•        Do not race horses 

Local riders have adopted their own code of conduct for riding on the beach.  This is a link to their page:

Essex Bridleways Association

Cycling on Seafront Promenades:

Here is a link for all of the information regarding cycling on the Seafront promenades:

Cycling on the seafront promenades


Bye - laws for Pleasure Grounds

Bye -  laws regarding the Seashore

Last updated on: 28/04/2022 - 14:00