The sights and sounds of a serene beachscape, the thrill of riding a horse through its natural environment… you might not think of combining the two, but think again! Horseback riding on the beach isn’t just possible, it’s a popular experience for water lovers and adventurers of all sorts.
In today’s blog, we’re looking at the basics behind this one-of-a-kind activity—and some of the best places to enjoy it.
Why it works
Many beaches are known for their populations of wild horses who like to graze and gallop along their shores. While these spots make for unique photo opportunities and are certainly worth visiting, the horses you’ll find here (wild ones) are not the same ones you’ll be riding on your vacation. The latter are horses who live and are cared for at stables by the beach.
They are the same domestic horses you’d find at any ranch across the country… but instead of riding through grass and nature trails, you’ll be able to ride on sandy shores and splash about in the water on horseback—and in our book, that’s something truly special!
The best beaches
Of course, the obvious question for anyone considering a horseback ride on the beach—where do you go to do it?
Fortunately, there’s more than one place to enjoy this exciting coastal experience. Here are just a few of the most popular locations…
Galloping through sand and water on horseback isn’t something you get to do every day, so we think it’s worth considering for your upcoming vacation!