Horseback Riding on the Beach
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Horseback Riding on the Beach

Horseback Riding on a Florida Beach

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Riding a horse on one of Florida's famous beaches is a thrill for even the most jaded adventurer. Early morning jaunts along pristine beaches with your horse splashing in the shallow. Horseback riding on the beach should be on everyone's bucket list, and you won't find more places to ride on the beach than in Florida.

Book Early

Horseback beach riding is very popular. Be sure to book your reservations before you leave home to assure you can ride when you want to.


Family Fun

A family activity, beach horseback riding involves supervised group riding with well trained horses that assure a safe and fun experience for everyone. Dress appropriately for horseback riding, but you may get wet depending on the tour.

Select Locations

Florida beach horseback riding is only offered at select locations in Florida which are listed below. Plan your Florida beach horse riding experience well in advance since reservations are required for all equestrian rides.

Beach horseback riding is available on Amelia Island near Jacksonville, Bradenton on the Gulf of Mexico, Hutchinson Island at Ft. Pierce, and at Port St. Joe in the Florida Panhandle. There is nothing like an early morning ride on the beach to get your blood flowing and your spirit soaring.


Florida Beach Riding | Where to Go

Riding Your Own Horse

Several areas of Florida offer horseback riding on the beach for those who have their own horses and want to enjoy the surf. St. Augustine on Florida's northeast coast allows Florida beach riding with advance permit (No fee). A training program informing horse riders about the beach's protected species is required. Visit the St. Augustine website for permits.

For those who want to go horseback riding on the beach with horses and guide provided, consider the tours offered by Kelly Seahorse Ranch on Amelia Island, near Jacksonville.

 

Further down the coast Fredric Douglas Memorial Park in Fort Pierce offers horseback riding on the beach with a permit. Contact St. Lucie County Parks Department at 772-462-1692 for more information. You can also book a very enjoyable beach riding tour on Hutchinson Island at Beach Tours on Horseback.

More Beach Riding Tours in Florida

On the west coast of Florida, Bradenton's Palma Sola Causeway is a favorite for equestrians seeking Florida beach riding fun. Horse surfers can trailer in their own horses or take a beach ride or trail ride with C Ponies of Bradenton. No permits required.

At Amelia Island in Northeast Florida, you will find Happy Trails Walkers offering beach rides and trail rides on the beautiful shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Amelia Island is a fantastic place to visit for its beach town atmosphere and its proximity to southern states.

In Port St. Joe in the Florida Panhandle, also a short drive from many areas of the southeast, the Two Bit Stable offers horseback riding on the beach seven days a week. The Gulf of Mexico provides a placid backdrop for your memorable adventure.