Horseback riding on Amelia Island is one of the many things that make our little slice of paradise unique. There’s something magical about riding on the beach with your majestic, equestrian companion. The saltwater breeze, the sound of the waves, and the outstanding views of the ocean set the scene for an unforgettable experience. Read on to learn more about where to ride horses on the island and check out our free Vacation Guide for more great ideas to include in your Fernandina Beach itinerary.
Fernandina Beach’s Horseback Riding Companies
“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.” — Winston Churchill
Imagine ocean waves rolling up the beach and the sun rising over the horizon as you and your horse ride along the white, sandy stretches of beach. Whether you and your friends are in Fernandina Beach for a girls’ getaway or you and your partner are in town for a romantic retreat, you don’t want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience.
Local Tip: Did you know that Amelia Island boasts warm temperatures year-round? If you choose to visit in the fall or winter, the horseback riding tours will be more flexible due to fewer crowds on the beach.
Kelly Seahorse Ranch
Kelly Seahorse Ranch is a professional outfitter that takes riders for a trek along pristine beaches. This family-owned business takes pride in their exceptional customer service and the experiences they provide their guests! In addition, they are exclusively endorsed by the Florida Park Service. Ride through maritime forests and take in the unparalleled ocean views from the shores of the Atlantic. It’s an experience unlike any other!
Local Tip: Amelia Island is one of the only places in Florida where you can ride horses on the beach and the only place to ride horses near Jacksonville, Fl. It makes an excellent item for your romantic getaway from Jacksonville itinerary!
Amelia Island Horseback Riding
Riding horses on the beach is a bucket list item for many. Amelia Island Horseback Riding helps people create lifelong memories by taking them for rides on the beach. There’s nothing quite like seeing a sunrise or sunset on the beach while out riding. This company offers visitors their choice between sunrise, sunset, or daytime rides! They typically take 2-4 riders at a time but will accommodate up to 6 riders if given advance notice.
Local Tip: If you’re considering proposing to that special someone, let the staff know. They will gladly help you organize a picture-perfect moment during the ride!
Stay at Fairbanks House in Downtown Fernandina Beach
You’ll soon discover that horseback riding on Amelia Island is just one of the many exciting things to do here. Make the most of your Fernandina Beach getaway when you stay at Fairbanks House, downtown. Our convenient location allows for easy access to indoor and outdoor attractions! Stay in one of our beautifully decorated rooms, such as the Tapestry Room, and enjoy the outstanding service, homemade breakfasts, and high-quality amenities.
You’re in for a real treat!