Coastal events and activities

Information about events and activities taking place on the coast, byelaws, holding an event, using metal detectors, walking your dog and riding your horse on the beach.

What events and activities are taking place on the coast?

Why not try out Active Coast?

Active Coast is about providing opportunities to get active, be healthy and enjoy life on the East Yorkshire coast.

The East Yorkshire coast certainly boasts a whole host of beautiful beaches, spectacular landscapes, and hidden gems to explore. The vibrant and active coastal towns of Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea offer a range of activities, iconic attractions and a real ‘beside the seaside’ feel.

With so much to offer it’s worth getting out and about to make the most of the East Yorkshire coast.

The iconic East Yorkshire coastline not only provides beauty, but a destination venue to be active. Whether you want to hit the beach for some volleyball, follow the Mile Marker trails, or enjoy one of the many exciting events on show… it’s all available through ‘Active Coast’.  

So, try your first parkrun, explore a coastal walk or take a scenic cycle ride, there’s plenty to do.

Visit the Active Coast web page on the Visit Hull & East Yorkshire website to find out more:

Active Coast (external council website)

Are there any byelawsrelating to coastal activities?

For guidance on the numerous activities along the coast please view the relevant byelaws which are available via the attached documents; Byelaws for the seashore, Byelaws for promenades and Exploring the East Riding Coast:

Byelaws for the seashore (pdf 79kb)

Byelaws for promenades (pdf 46kb)

Exploring the East Riding Coast (pdf 2.4mb)

How do I hold an event on the beach?

Anyone wanting to hold an event on the beach such as a sporting event, barbeque, charity event or similar must complete an event notification form.

Please note: 28 days notice is required to hold an event.

Can I use metal detectors on the beach?

Yes. For full guidance on the use of metal detectors you are encouraged to read the Metal Detecting National Code of Practice document:

Metal Detecting National Code of Practice (pdf 476kb)

Where can I walk my dog on the beach?

During the bathing season of 1 May to 30 September dog exclusion zones are in effect on parts of Bridlington north and south beaches, and parts of Hornsea and Withernsea beaches. All exclusion zones are signposted and there are location maps along the promenades showing the areas covered.

The following pdf document provides more detail on these laws:

Public Spaces Protection Orders - Dog leaflet (pdf 772kb)

Read more about Public Spaces Protection Orders.

For further information contact Foreshores office (01262) 678255.

Where can I ride my horse on the beach?

Access is normally permitted to beaches with the exception of any resort award beaches during the bathing season (1 May - 30 September.) Horses are not permitted on promenades.

Certain areas of the East Coast beaches contain debris from erosion and/or fragments of debris from Ministry of Defence (MOD) firing ranges. All riders are advised to check the area for hazards before taking their horses onto the beach. Added care is needed when walking or cantering through the surf or waters edge.

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