Take to your horse and gallop away aboard your trusty steed for a frolicsome afternoon. Horse riding is always a hit with visitors, but these equine excursions are downright tempestuous. As you meander along some of our most lovely beaches, feel the wind in your hair and the air on your skin. There are few restrictions when it comes to horseback riding on Sydney beaches, so go somewhere like one of these NSW coastal gems if you want to enjoy spectacular beach horse riding. Get going!
Seahorses, Byron Bay
In the bohemian Byron, Seahorses Riding Centre offers horseback riding that will take you on a journey through the bay’s natural beauty. Their beach excursions bring you to Brunswick Heads, where you can enjoy the sand and sea while mounted upon your steed. Both private and group journeys are available with them. Beach rides are only available on Mondays through Fridays, and they are not available on public holidays.
Zephyr Horses, Byron Bay
Zephyr Horses is a horseback riding company based in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. They specialize in providing personalised adventures from their fun and colorful equestrian facility. From the hinterland to iconic Belongil Beach, they provide small tailored guided horse trips. Take a ride through this exquisite paradise of magnificent flora and fauna, then head down to the beach where you can horse along the sand. Private trips and expert photo packages are also available. On Mondays through Fridays, only, beach rides are provided; they are not offered on public holidays.
Tassiriki Ranch, Ballina
The Tassiriki Ranch in Ballina, on the north coast of New South Wales, specializes in beach horse riding. Before taking you to South Ballina Beach, their magnificent escorted trips will take you through sugarcane fields and coastal forests. Take a leisurely ride along the sand and plunge your horse into shallow waters near the shoreline. Keep your eyes open for whales and dolphins during the migration season! Tassiriki Ranch also offers Stay & Ride packages, as well as bespoke private horseback excursions, to make a fun weekend getaway. Beach cruises are available seven days a week depending on demand.
Pegasus Park Equestrian Centre, Bangalow
Love sharing their enthusiasm for horses, the beautiful seaside town of Bangalow, NSW’s Northern Rivers region, enjoys being a Pegasus Park Equestrian Centre. Their amazing beach excursions begin at a lovely, isolated Seven-mile Beach near Lennox Head and continue to Broken Head and Byron Bay. You can capture photographs and videos as you travel across some of the world’s most remote stretches of sand. You also go into the water for a splash while riding on our graceful horses. Both group and private trips are available. Beach excursions are only offered Monday through Friday, with no public holidays included.
Sahara Trails Horse Riding, Port Stephens
The knowledgeable guides at Sahara Trails will transport you to a safe and enjoyable horse riding adventure through beautiful guided paths in Port Stephens, about 2.5 hours north of Sydney. Soak up the picturesque scenery and tranquil quiet of this beautiful seaside retreat on the Absolute Beach Ride along the lovely beach, or try the Beach & Dune Ride with the added thrill of racing across towering sand dunes to see stunning vistas 20 meters above sea level. Customized trips are also available.
Horseabout Tours, Tuncurry
Horseabout Tours offers an unforgettable horseback ride in the stunning environment of Tuncurry on the Mid-North Coast. Their Beach and Bush Ride begins at a secret Horseabout site, where you’ll be expertly guided through winding beachside forest tracks to the northern end of Nine Mile Beach for some stunning photographs or wild and free cantering with your horse. They also provide sunrise and sunset beach rides for an even more breathtaking beach riding experience. The number of days a week that rides are available is 7. Seasonal booking windows vary.
Southern Cross Horse Treks, Port Macquarie
A horse-riding holiday is a fantastic way to spend more time horsing around! Southern Cross Horse Treks organizes all-inclusive multi-day excursions in Port Macquarie, on the North Coast. On Arab horses, explore the hinterland, forest paths, and beaches with small groups of like-minded equestrians. The week-long riding courses include a magnificent seaside canter on one of the area’s beautiful, vast beaches. You may also tailor a private horse riding holiday or day excursion to your own preferences, although only beach rides are available as part of a multi-day tour booking with at least 3 days of riding.