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Bournemouth Beach Ride

Whether you are looking for a short break or longer holiday, beautiful hacking can be found on the Dorset coastline. With 3 miles of uninterrupted beach riding, 3,000 acres of heath and forest and 4 miles of stunning coastal and ridge riding for you to enjoy, we believe this is an amazing and unique riding experience. The riding stables has a wide selection of horses and ponies for all abilities but the Beach and the Old Harry rides are only suitable for riders who are in control of their horse at walk, trot and canter, and are used to riding in open spaces.

What's Included:

  • 2 nights B&B
  • 3 rides to suit ability

Price: from £335pp

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Sample Itinerary and prices – scroll down for more details

Day One

Arrive and settle into your accommodation. You will be staying in a lovely 5 bedroom B&B located in a beautiful coastal seaside village, just 3 miles from the stables whilst Poole & Bournemouth are only 10 miles via the Sandbanks Ferry. Tonight, you may like to walk into the village and sample one of the pubs that offers traditional home cooked meals, or a restaurant offering fresh fish.

Day Two

After a full English breakfast you will be heading to the riding stables which are a short drive away. The stables are located in an area of outstanding beauty on a world heritage coastline which is renowned for its safe sandy beaches. This morning you are able to spend some time getting to know your horse before you head off on the forest ride. You will be walking, trotting and cantering across heath land as you head towards Newton Heath forest. You will be riding through some of the most beautiful lowland heath with a multitude of paths and sandy tracks to explore and not a road in sight to cross! During your ride you will witness stunning views of Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour and Bournemouth and if you are lucky you may even see one of the resident Roe or Sika Deer! After a break, during which you will be able to enjoy lunch at one of the pubs close-by we will be meeting again at the stables.

This afternoon you will be riding on the beach. You will be cantering along miles of sandy beach, up and down the sand dunes and you can even take your horse into the sea and watch the waves lap at your horses hooves. This is a truly spectacular and memorable experience.

Day Three

After a final hearty breakfast at the B&B, you will be heading to the stables and riding around Old Harry Rocks along National Heritage sites. This is a stunning ride that leaves the picturesque village of Studland and takes you up over the dramatic scenery of the coastal cliffs. This ride has the most spectacular views of the Jurassic coast and the entrance to Poole Harbour.

This afternoon you may like to travel into Bournemouth. In Bournemouth there are plenty of areas to explore. Alternatively, you may prefer to visit Oceanarium, an aquarium containing a wide variety of aquatic species.

During July, August and September no beach riding is permitted at any time of day. During May and June beach riding is permitted during the evening. During the rest of the year beach rides are in the mornings. The stables are closed on a Monday exept for August when its a Sunday.


2 nights B&B plus 3 x 1hr beginner/novice rides (no beach) = £335pp

2 nights B&B plus 3 x 2hr experienced rides (Beach, Old Harry Rocks and Forest) = £470pp

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If you want to ride on the beach in the summer months or you are a beginner, we have more beach riding holiday choices for you. For a full selection of our riding holidays  please click here.

If you are interested to take your own horse on holiday to Bournemouth Beach please see bed and breakfast for

We inspect all the horses in our horse riding holidays to ensure the best quality holiday for you.

How To Book

  • Flexible start/finish date
  • 2 - 4 night stay
  • 30% deposit to book
  • Final balance 6 weeks prior to holiday
  • Book On-line by filling in the booking form below and pay deposit via WorldPay
  • or Book by phone on 01829 781123

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights
  • Additional rides
  • Single room supplement of £35pn