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Address: 7500 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone Number: +1 904-491-5166
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Family owned and operated beach ranch nestled within the Amelia Island...

Family owned and operated beach ranch nestled within the Amelia Island State Park, Florida (north of Jacksonville). The Kellys run one of the only full-time licensed outfits offering beach horseback rides in the country. Ranch offers gentle, guided tours starting from the ranch with a short trail ride through the wild maritime hammock, over dunes and then along miles of white pristine beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. This is the perfect place to fulfill that lifetime dream of riding a horse along the ocean. Note: All rides leave directly from the ranch, never from a public parking lot. Can accommodate larger groups.

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Wonderful Experience!!!!!!!

We stumbled upon the ranch while bike riding and exploring Amelia Island. So glad we did--we scheduled our ride for the next day and it was just the most amazing experience! I had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
cheskhe
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon the ranch while bike riding and exploring Amelia Island. So glad we did--we scheduled our ride for the next day and it was just the most amazing experience! I had never ridden a horse before but these beautiful animals are so gentle and sweet an extremely well-trained. The ride was just amazing--an experience I will never forget!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We just got done riding with Kelly and Holly. We had a blast! The horses are well trained and do really well on the trail, especially for beginners. We will definitely go back and will recommend to others!

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Thank Jen K
Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I surprised my Mother last December by taking her out to ride with me and I can't wait to do it again! The horses are so beautiful and well cared for. The views of the beach and the surrounding scenery are spectacular and the staff is so friendly. Wonderful experience that I highly recommend for everyone to experience.

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Thank Honors115
Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This was a cool experience for my husband and I on our honeymoon. Horses are well trained and no experience is necessary. Staff were very friendly. Beautiful ride along the south end of the island.

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Thank Jennifer S
Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Jim and Kelly did a great job outfitting us with perfect horses. The ride was a wonderful blend of horseback riding, trail and beach riding. Got to enjoy nature's best on the back of a really nice horse!

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Thank Diane H
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I was in Amelia Island for an industry conference and I decided to venture out a bit. It lead me to go horseback riding, mind you, I've never been before. I personally have an astounding respect for animals particularly horses and their grace. So I stepped out on a limb and took my chance. I arrived at the ranch early... More 

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Thank Sumintra H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

We had the best time and we loved our guides! We cannot wait to do it again!! The owners were friendly and helpful! A must do!

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Thank Suzy K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time at Kelly's Ranch. The view on the beach riding the horses was beautiful. My husband and I had a great time. We can't wait to come back. Thanks again Kelly. Your husband was also very nice. Great customer service.

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Thank Amanda E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

HORRIBLE !!! Kelly and Jim are the rudest hosts I've ever met. Not only did Kelly cancel on my tour and reschedule 4 hours later but Jim dragged me off a horse and had the audacity to call me nasty. Don't give these people your money.

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Orlando,FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

We just returned from our first ever horseback ride on a beach. From beginning to end we had an amazing time! My daughter being 14 she was timid but the guides made her feel at ease and stayed right by her but not too intrusive. You could tell it was a top notch run establishment! We will remember our ride... More 

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