Seaside Nature Park
Seaside Nature Park
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Michael W
1 contribution
Apr 2023
We chose to do the Sunset Horseback Ride. The horses were very gentle, well-trained, and used to novices. The leader was very helpful with instruction and provided a lot of interesting information about the area that we rode through. As the sun was setting, our guide built a fire and we all roasted marshmallows. After sunset, we finished riding down the trail to the ocean and the horses took us far enough into the surf to get wet up to our waist. Again, the instructor gave great coaching to us to keep the horses moving. I would do this activity again in a heartbeat.
Written May 15, 2023
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Nicole B
1 contribution
Aug 2022
This experience was beyond my wildest dreams. I love any opportunity to go horseback riding and getting to go into the water with the horses was unbelievable. The facility is well run and everyone is exceptionally friendly. You can interact with the animals while waiting for your turn and take pictures of the breathtaking views. There are concessions available for purchase while you wait as well. The trail ride was beautiful up into the mountains. We did the sunset champagne ride which included a bottle of champagne and the opportunity to roast marshmallows while we waited for the sunset. Our guide offered to take pictures of us and answered any questions we asked. He was very knowledgeable of the area and knew the horses well! We ended with the swim through the water which you could tell the horses loved, as well as us too! After the ride we spoke with some of the staff who offered us great recommendations of things to see during the remainder of our trip. I highly recommend checking this place out. You won't be disappointed.
Written August 8, 2022
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Judith
Valdese, NC146 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Phenomenal day great experience the horses are very well cared for and are very versed in the trail riding. They have horses for all ages and all experience level of riding. Each and every member of the staff was welcoming and very sweet and professional. Someone wrote a review they got only two photos for $40 I think they must’ve been mistaken because for us we had 57!!! Many of my husband and I together what a memory as it was our anniversary trip. The water with the horses was some thing we will never forget cool and relaxing and you can tell they thoroughly enjoyed it, as well!! Don’t Miss Out!!
Written August 26, 2022
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jezzy bk
Boston, MA12 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
This was a great experience with terrific views and a wonderful guide named Davy. He was so fun and knowledgeable. I met a great couple who had just gotten married and the three of us had a blast! Sunset with marshmallows over an open fire with breathtaking views and then a walk through the surf on horseback the wonderful and gentle horses! I highly recommend this!
Written April 29, 2023
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Evie S
Santa Ynez, CA9 contributions
Jun 2021
This was a fun adventure, though hard to find. The people were super friendly. The horses were thin, but giving them a break for what it takes to ship over feed after covid. Views were spectacular and horses were great. Our guide was a little chattier than I care for, but fine overall. Of course, taking the horses deep into the water is what you remember, and is a must for all horse lovers.

Their website said there was a petting zoo, which I pumped up to my kid only to find out that it wasn't open yet. So that was a bummer. But he and his Dad were able to play on the swings, in the ocean, at the snack bar, and see a handful of other animals while we were on our ride. So it worked out.
Written June 30, 2021
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Jeff K
New Milford49 contributions
Feb 2020
We arrived at the Seaside Nature Park around 4 PM about a half hour early for our champaign sunset horseback ride. It is located in an odd place. You need to drive through the local power plant which seemed strange but just ignore the weirdness of it all. We walked around the petting zoo before we met up with Hector our guide. The ride is only 2 hours but the views along the way were great. We stopped for photos, champaign and roasted marshmallows. At the end of the ride we all went riding into the water for a swim with our horses, which was a lot of fun. At the end a little rum punch to top off the evening. Well worth it if you enjoy riding but if you haven't been horseback riding before it will be all fine. They treat all as a beginner. A pleasant way to spend the early evening hours on a beautiful island.
Written March 1, 2020
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Raheel R
6 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Family of 6 had a fabulous time riding horses. We were all beginners and Dave our guide made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. Especially for my mom who is afraid of animals. Unforgettable and a definite experience you want to have in St. Maarten
Written July 6, 2021
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Kirsten S
16 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
My daughter and I had a wonderful trail ride, ending with a refreshing swim on horseback! We’ve owned horses and trail ridden our whole lives. And I am also a mixed animal veterinarian. The horses were happy, healthy, & bombproof. There were also first time riders on our trail. Everyone had a great experience. At night the horses get to roam free on the 30 acre park, and have been seen swimming on their own! Most are born and bred for their job, and very surefooted on the rocky parts. I highly recommend this 💯 no matter your skill level. The employees were top notch too- friendly and knowledgeable!!
Julia & Kirsten Sauter DVM
Massachusetts,USA
Written January 31, 2022
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Phil D
New York City, NY25 contributions
Aug 2021
We came for the horseback ride that includes taking the horse into the ocean. And that's exactly what we got! The guide was great, the horses were great and the views were great. But we were hoping for something a little less structured. We had to stay single-file the entire time. There was no cantering and the time in the water was especially structured, which reduced the fun for us. The cost seemed a little steep for such a mild experience.

The bartender was very friendly and they have some good stuff to drink, including Diplomatico and the local Guavaberry rum. There was also a kid's camp happening when we visited and the kids were super cute and knew all the horses by name!
Written August 4, 2021
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Lesley C
16 contributions
Oct 2021
I had such a great time at Seaside. My horse, Madonna, who loved to stop and eat along the way, was a joy to ride. My escort, David, had great conversation, was super patient with me, and constantly checked on us to make sure I was okay, and safe. The views through the hills were breathtaking. The ride into the ocean was the highlight. It was super refreshing. I would highly recommend Seaside, and make sure you ask for David!
Written October 19, 2021
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