Castlepoint Beach Races

If you’re visiting in March, don’t miss the Castlepoint Beach Races.

The beach races date back to 1872 when local farmhands would race each other for bottles of rum and stray coins. Today, thoroughbreds have replaced farm hacks and the day is as much about picnicking and family as it is about horses.

Betting is allowed but you’ll be allocated a horse at random, for a ticket price of $2. 

The races are dependent on weather and tidal conditions.