Top 10 Beach Riding Holidays in Europe and UK

Top 10 Beach Riding Holidays in Europe and UK

Top 10 Beach Riding Holidays in Europe and UK


1. Pembrokeshire

If you are seeking a break from the stresses of everyday life within stunning scenery, then Pembrokeshire is perfect for a relaxing horse-riding holiday. Pembrokeshire is blessed with beautiful countryside scattered with paths & bridleways, stunning beaches and quiet roads perfect for hacking out. In addition, the accommodation here is first class and the food is excellent. The stables here will take all levels of rider on the beach - it’s not just for the experienced rider.

2. Tarifa

If you are looking for a flexible beach riding holiday in Spain then please read on. This short break beach ride caters for beginners to advanced rides and for families. It runs throughout the year. With reasonable prices for 5 days & 4 nights and for 4 days & 3 nights, we can make your stay longer or shorter. You also have a choice of accommodation and we can vary the hours of riding to make this a perfect short break just for you.

3. North Devon

Explore North Devon's stunning landscape and ride along the beautiful coastal paths and clear beaches that have led to this location being classified as an area of outstanding natural beauty. In addition to horse riding, North Devon also offers a great range of opportunities for relaxation, sport and family fun. Enjoy gentle or challenging walks, great beaches, museums, galleries, surfing and much more.

4. Algarve

For this superb riding holiday on Portugal's Algarve coastline you will be staying at or close to a lovely equestrian centre close to the beach. There is a choice of accommodation from 4-star hotel with pool to a well-run guest house also with pool. For the duration of your stay you will be taught and guided by fully qualified English-speaking instructors who will ensure that you both improve your riding skills and that you enjoy some fabulous and relaxing riding out.

5. Bournemouth

Beach canter

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.

6. Cornwall

If your idea of bliss is a horse-riding holiday in the UK where you can ride along a beautiful sandy beach then look no further. Our BHS approved riding centre in Cornwall is just a gentle hack away from two such beaches. We offer riding holidays for all standards from beginners to advanced riders.

7. Scotland

What better way to enjoy the stunning Scottish scenery than from the back of a horse? This gorgeous ride features varied terrain with accommodation at several top-class hotels and castles along the route.

8. Ireland Ring of Kerry

This trail provides an unequalled opportunity to explore the highlands of Kerry with the majestic McGillicuddy Reeks, Ireland's highest mountain range. Ride on country lanes, mountain tracks and some of the beaches at Waterville and on the magnificent 4 mile stretch of golden sand at Rossbeigh. The Iveragh Peninsula is located south west from the stables and is highlighted by the world-renowned Ring of Kerry.

9. Clew Trail

The Clew Bay Trail Ride takes small groups of experienced riders along Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way through new and ever-changing landscapes of small villages, breath-taking sandy beaches, sea and off-shore islands, country lanes, mountain tracks and local heritage sites, stopping for a picnic along the way. Your host Padraic Foy is a Qualified Riding Instructor, a Monty Robert's Certified Instructor and an accomplished Irish horseman whose family have been involved with horses in the locality for generations. This combined with the spectacular Clew Bay region, quality Irish horses and excellent accommodation ensures is a horse-riding adventure holiday you will cherish forever.

10.North Wales

With the stunning Snowdonia mountain range as a backdrop, the North Wales coastline offers the perfect location for beach riding. The riding offers exhilarating views and can include a fast beach ride for the more experienced riders. There are horses and ponies to suit all ages and standards; lessons are offered with qualified instructors.



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