Saddle up and go on an amazing beach adventure!

As summer comes to an end, now’s your chance to enjoy a final beach trip before cooler weather arrives. Make it a memorable experience by bringing your horse along for the ride of a lifetime. There are many beaches in the USA that are horse-friendly. Imagine the salty wind in your hair, the sound of crashing waves and sand beneath your horse’s hooves. This definitely needs to be on your bucket list. 

These top 10 beaches are both horse-friendly and offer incredible scenery:

South Padre Island, Texas

Enjoy one of the best beaches on the Gulf of Mexico! The coastal views are exquisite. Visitors can sign up for guided sunrise, sunset, and even moonlit rides. Sand dunes and ocean waves will catch your eye!

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Get ready for some southern hospitality when you visit this fun destination. Walk or trot along the shoreline on a relaxing guided tour. Many places offer horses that are well-mannered and calm, so you can focus on enjoying the experience. 

Oceano, California

This vacation spot offers boarding for your own horse and guided rides. It’s along the Pacific Coast near Pismo Beach. For rustic riders, there are campsites for tents or RVs. Travels can enjoy an arena, round pen, barbeque area, picnic table and clubhouse. All rides on the beach are escorted.

horse at beach

Turtle Bay, Hawaii

If you want the ultimate beach vacation, then Hawaii is a perfect choice. There’s no better place for beautiful beaches and scenic views. They offer a wide range of options at the North Shore of Oahu. Travels can sign up for a romantic ride with their special someone or invite the whole family out for a golden hour guided tour. When you’re not riding make sure to sample some yummy Hawaiian food!

Bob Straub State Park, Oregon

This 484-acre state park is a horse lover’s dream. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced rider, you can saddle up for the adventure of a lifetime. This area is known for the Nestucca sandpit and 50-pound Chinook salmon.

Popham Beach, Maine

The famous lighthouses and seafood cuisine of Maine will have you coming back each year. Equestrians are in for a special treat from October to March when the beaches become open for riders and their horses. 

Amelia Island, Florida

This gorgeous destination easily made the list with its pristine beaches and rolling dunes. The Atlantic Ocean has views that’ll drop your jaw! Pick between sunrise and sunset rides that usually last an hour long. You have your choice of a few different ranches for guided tours.

Sea Island, Georgia

For the experience of a lifetime, travel to Sea Island. There are five miles of stunning beaches that visitors can walk or trot along. These coastal rides will give you a taste of freedom! There are also plenty of other fun activities when you’re not riding. The entire family will want to come along!

Willamette Coast, Oregon

Get ready for the countryside and breathtaking views! The rolling hills of the Oregon Coast are like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Some choose to let their horses gallop and feel the wind in their hair, others enjoy a slower leisurely ride. During your downtime, make sure to sample wine and hike through the mountain ranges.

Long Beach Peninsula, Washington

This striking beach spans 28 miles! You can soak up the beautiful ocean views and catch sight of wildlife like eagles. Choose from a 2-hour guided tour or bring your own horse. The Red Barn Arena offers temporary and long-term boarding options. This area has fun equestrian events throughout the year!

All along the west and east coasts of the United States are lovely beaches to check out with each offering something unique. From varying scenery and food to guided tours and camping options, each destination is different from the next. Where’s your dream vacation?

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Emily Fought

Emily Fought discovered her passion for horses early on in life. When she isn't writing about them, you can find her in the barn riding. Although Emily's background is in dressage, she enjoys cross-training and is an avid trail rider. She resides in Northeastern Ohio with her husband and small dog. Together, they own and operate Humblewood Farm. Emily not only writes for but as well!