Where To Go Beach Horse Riding In NSW

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Dust off your jodhpurs, jump back in the saddle and get spirited away atop your trusty steed. Horse riding is always hugely popular, but these equine adventures are hot to trot. Feel the wind in your hair and the sea air in your senses as you amble along some of our most beautiful shorelines. Horse riding on Sydney beaches is restricted, so follow the trail to one of these NSW coastal hotspots for some spectacular beach horse riding. Giddy up! 

Zephyr Horses, Byron Bay

Zephyr Horses, Byron Bay beach horse riding

Zephyr Horses is all about delivering soulful, adventurous experiences from their whimsical horse ranch in the vibrant coastal town of Byron Bay. They offer small personalised guided horse tours from the hinterland along the coastline to iconic Belongil Beach. Meander through this tranquil wonderland of stunning flora and fauna and down to the shoreline where you can canter along the sand. Private rides and professional photo packages are also available. Beach rides are Monday to Friday only and are not available on public holidays.

Seahorses, Byron Bay

Seahorses, Byron Bay beach horse riding

Also in bohemian Byron, Seahorses Riding Centre will take you on a journey to explore the natural beauty of the bay on horseback. Their beach rides take you along the seashore of stunning Brunswick Heads where you will share the joy of the sand and sea while saddled up on your steed. They offer both group and private rides. Beach rides are Monday to Friday only and are not available on public holidays.

Pegasus Park Equestrian Centre, Bangalow

Pegasus Park Equestrian Centre, Bangalow beach horse riding

Pegasus Park Equestrian Centre in Bangalow, the quaint little town in NSW’s Northern Rivers region, love sharing their passion for horses. Their memorable beach rides start on idyllic, secluded Seven-mile Beach at nearby Lennox Head, and continue to Broken Head and Byron Bay. You can snap photos and videos as you venture across some of the most isolated stretches of sand. You also go down to the water for a splash whilst riding on our graceful horses. They offer both group and private tours. Beach rides are Monday to Friday only and are not available on public holidays.

Tassiriki Ranch, Ballina

Tassiriki Ranch, Ballina beach horse riding

The award-winning Tassiriki Ranch in Ballina on the Far North Coast specialises in beach horse riding. Their enchanting guided trail rides will take you through cane fields and coastal forests and down to South Ballina Beach. Take a breezy trot along the sand and lead your horse into shallow pools along the shoreline. Keep an eye out for whales and dolphins during the migration season! Tassiriki Ranch also has Stay & Ride packages for a fun weekend away and tailored private horseback tours. Beach rides operate 7 days a week subject to demand.

Horseabout Tours, Tuncurry

Horseabout Tours, Tuncurry beach horse riding

Horseabout Tours deliver an amazing horseback trail ride in the glorious surrounds of Tuncurry on the Mid North Coast. Their Beach and Bush Ride starts at an exclusive hidden Horseabout site from where you’ll be expertly guided through winding beachside forest tracks to the northern end of Nine Mile Beach. Stop for snapshots or go wild and free as you take your horse for a canter. For an even more breathtaking beach horse riding experience, they offer sunrise and sunset beach rides. Rides operate 7 days a week. Booking times vary seasonally.

Sahara Trails Horse Riding, Port Stephens

Sahara Trails Horse Riding, Port Stephens beach horse riding

In Port Stephens, around 2.5 hours drive north from Sydney, the savvy guides at Sahara Trails will take you on a safe and fun horse riding journey through scenic guided trails. Soak up the stunning surroundings and peaceful tranquillity of this coveted coastal paradise on the Absolute Beach Ride along the pristine coastline, or try the Beach & Dune Ride with the added exhilaration of loping through towering sand dunes to take in the magnificent views 40 metres above sea level. Custom rides also available.

Southern Cross Horse Treks, Port Macquarie

Southern Cross Horse Treks, Port Macquarie beach horse riding

Intermediate and advanced riders can spend more time horsing around on a dedicated horse-riding holiday! Southern Cross Horse Treks run all-inclusive multi-day tours in Port Macquarie on the North Coast.  Explore the hinterland, forest trails and beaches on Arabian horses with small groups of like-minded horse lovers. The week-long riding retreats include a fantastic seaside canter on one of the region's gorgeous, expansive beaches. You can also customise a private horse riding holiday or day trip, however beach rides are only available as part of a multi-day tour booking with a minimum of 3 days riding.

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