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Address: 1828 Cabrillo Highway N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone Number: 16507269903
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Beautiful guided coastal trail and beach horseback rides on dramatic...

Beautiful guided coastal trail and beach horseback rides on dramatic Coastal Equestrian Trail and Half Moon Bay's Poplar Beach. Minimum riding age is 7 years old. All rides appropriate for first time, moderately experienced and very experienced riders. Online reservations required, height/weight restrictions available online, check before booking. Barbecues available for groups of 10 people or more. Closing time ends with seasonal changes. Always open for early bird ride at 8:00 a.m., by reservation.

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We took the morning trail ride, which combines both a trail at the top of a bluff and also a descent and ride on the beach itself. I really enjoyed the scenery of the ride... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I love horses, so when she came to visit from Norway/Sweden, we booked the morning horseback tour on the beach. The upside of this tour is that the view is pretty amazing and let's face it, how many people can say that they went horseback riding on the beach. The downside? I don't think it really counts... More 

Thank Japsie
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So beautiful! What a great way to spend the morning outside of the city. The horses were very well behaved and the trail was amazing. There were even dolphins as we rode by the beach- amazing. So much to do in the area after the ride too- the little town of half moon bay is adorable.

Thank Cynthia V
Pleasanton, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I booked an 1 1/2 hour ride on the beach for our 12 year Anniversary. On Nov. 9th there was a great rain and thunder storm. So I called the ranch to say, well I don't think we will be going out today? The lady on the phone was so nice and said, I was just getting... More 

Thank Eva A
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great experience. Sea Horse Ranch made this visit a wonderful experience for all. This was our second visit to the ranch and it was fantastic both times. The ranch made sure we were all comfortable with what to expect along with thorough instructions before riding. The ride was beautiful and enjoyable. The horses each had their own personalities... More 

Thank David C
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

So i WEIGH 219# and am 5 7" so i Can't ride here because of the chart that has a x in my area of wt and height.this is something i have never seen and have been riding all my life. If you were any place but California you would have very limited riders.sad you turn away us obsess riders... More 

Thank Cindy B
Portland, Oregon
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302 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We took the morning trail ride, which combines both a trail at the top of a bluff and also a descent and ride on the beach itself. I really enjoyed the scenery of the ride, especially a few section through the trees and being on the beach. This was also the only ride experience I could find in the area.... More 

2 Thank SnowyShasta
Santa Clara, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I asked for a big horse and was so excited I almost cried when they brought out Tardy, a tall Morgan that was gentle and easy to ride. The staff was friendly and fun. Great experience. I only wish I lived closer and could visit more often. If you ride Tardy, tell him I said hi :)

1 Thank couchsurfing86
San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The animals seem to be well taken care of and loved. The ranch hands are very attentive and some volunteer there from nearby ranches just to be around the horses. There were more than enough guides to take care of our large group. We felt safe and well taken care of.

Thank Mazy_10
San Francisco, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

That's good as we were not planning to come back to ride at your place which is horrible. You should be ashamed of running a business like yours. My friend and I work for two large tech companies in SF and we will leave bad reviews online and directly to people.

Thank GaelleNi
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The ride was very fun, the trail leaders were very friendly and the views were spectacular. We got an extra special bonus with whales breaching very close to the shore at the time of our ride! The only problem was we were combined with new riders and walked most of the time. The horse are trail riders and of course... More 

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