Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area Sunshine Coast

White beaches and clean ocean air are refreshing for horses and riders alike. Photo credit: © Queensland Government

Soak up a tranquil sunset over Inskip Peninsula. Photo credit: © Ben Blanche

Beach Horseriding trail

Enjoy stunning views of Fraser Island and beyond on this unique horseriding trail along Inskip Peninsula's eastern beach.

Journey type
Walk, horse
6km return return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 1hr riding time.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Walking
  • Horseriding

Saddle up and follow the spectacular coastline from Pacific Boulevard northwards to The Oaks car park. Soak up the warm sun and fresh coastal air as the waves gently break on the sand.

As you ride, take in the magnificent vistas of sweeping coastal stretches, Fraser Island to the north and the gigantic sand cliffs and Double Island Point headland of the Cooloola Recreation Area to the south.

Look for white-bellied sea-eagles and whistling kites soaring lazily overhead. The beach is often dotted with resting seabirds and in spring you have a chance to see migrating short-tailed shearwaters.

Getting there and getting around

The Beach Horseriding trail is in Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area, on the Cooloola Coast, about 3km north of Rainbow Beach.

  • You can horseride along a section of the ocean (eastern) beach from Pacific Boulevard to The Oaks car park.
  • The Beach Horseriding trail begins at the end of Pacific Boulevard.

Getting to Inskip

  • From Rainbow Beach turn into Clarkson Drive and right at the roundabout into Inskip Avenue.
  • Travel 1km and then turn right into Pacific Boulevard.
  • Check the Cooloola Recreation Area conditions report prior to arrival for any park closures, fire prohibitions, warnings, tide times and beach and track conditions. Subscribe to the RSS feed to receive automated updates. (About RSS feeds).

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Drinking water

Fill up your water containers at the council beach service facility, on Clarkson Drive in Rainbow Beach.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Beach Horseriding trail is open 24 hours a day.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see: