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Kelly Seahorse Ranch

7500 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
+1 904-491-5166
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Family owned and operated beach ranch nestled within the Amelia Island State Park, Florida (north of Jacksonville). The Kellys run one of the only... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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New York City, New York
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We booked the afternoon ride. it was a beautiful tour through the state park and onto the beach. The horses were gentle and we had a ride on the beach we wil never forget

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a great opportunity to see the beach on horseback. You do not need to be an accomplished rider. The staff is very skilled and the horses are so well trained that you have nothing to worry about. Being able to experience the interaction with the beautiful horses and take in the sights of the beach and ocean make this... More

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Prospect KY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Very well runned. Small groups with horses. Not many areas offering horseback riding on the beach. People very nice.

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newjersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The trip was exactly as advertised on the website. I had never been on a horse before and the staff made me feel very comfortable and I enjoyed the ride. Very relaxing ride and the couldn't ask for better scenery for a ride.

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Amelia Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We enjoyed every bit of our horse back riding trip. The staff was very courteous and professional, the horse were great. The scenery along the way was absolutely gorgeous. Well worth it, thanks again

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Paris, Texas
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38 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Went to KSR on Sept 7th, we did the 10 am ride. The Kelly's are lovely people who really seem to care greatly for their horses. You are not allowed to bring any loose items on the ride and sorry no cameras either. They do take pictures on the ride and you can purchase them from the website. The ride... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Perfect for beginner riders -- easy-going pace, roughly a 5-mile walk where you start by walking the horse along a cooler wooded trail to get to the beach. Then you ride on the shore, along the water's edge, for a fair distance. Exactly as I expected, and the best part, by being off-season, it was just the two of us... More

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Jacksonville, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

If taking a slow walk on board a bored horse on the beach is for you - go for it. For experienced riders - you don't even get into a working walk, so you can probably volunteer to warm up anyone's horse for free. For a beach ride that will take your breath away, you'll find that in Ireland, not... More

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ranchmanagement, Owner at Kelly Seahorse Ranch, responded to this review

We advertise and offer a gentle trail ride on our website and brochures (and have for 15 years) not to mention that this has been mentioned on TripAdvisor reviews a number of times. Folks, please "know before you go". THIS IS A GENTLE, WALK-ONLY TRAIL RIDE ON THE BEACH. It's really not fair to go to all-vegan restaurant that doesn't... More

St. Petersburg, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

But if you own your own horse, this may not meet your expectation. The ranch and staff are amazing and very accommodating. It is worth the money, but just walking on beach, beautiful and fun. special needs are met here. 13 to 50 years in range for our group.

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florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Took my mom out for her birthday with my 2 girls, and everyone enjoyed themselves. We were a small group ranging in age from 16 to 67, and all of us enjoyed our ride. My mom, who admits herself that she is not very adventurous, LOVED every minute! My girls also found the ride very enjoyable, and the Kelly's were... More

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