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Monterey Bay Equestrian Center

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Address: 119 Monterey Dunes Way, Salinas, CA 95012-9772
Phone Number: +1 831-663-5712
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We offer wonderful horseback rides along Monterey Bay. Our horses are well...

We offer wonderful horseback rides along Monterey Bay. Our horses are well cared for and the guides are friendly and helpful. Our stables is located as published but our horseback rides on the beach are located at the Molera Lot of the Salinas River State Beach. It can be found at the end of Monterey Dunes Way. Please rely on the directions found using the map to the beach link on our website.

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Nice Ride and a Friendly Guide

Recently on our vacation to Monterey, CA, my mother and I decided to take a horseback ride on the beach. We called to make a reservation and reserved our spot. We arrived and got... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Disney G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently on our vacation to Monterey, CA, my mother and I decided to take a horseback ride on the beach. We called to make a reservation and reserved our spot. We arrived and got on our horses and started our ride. Our guide was very nice, her name was Lisa, and the ride was very enjoyable. The ocean was beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful trip! Great horses and a beautiful beach...and Raven, our leader, was fantastic! Looking forward to our next trip!

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1 Thank Kristine J
Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We had a great time on our ride. Our guides were fun and informative. They matched us and the kids up with our horses perfectly. Highly recommended!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Horses were lovely, well cared for, had character and very responsive. We rode Blue & Magic. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and our guide V was great. We enjoyed cantering along the beach. The real highlight was unexpected sightings of sea lions, dolphins & mother & baby grey whales. Would definitely go again. We went for 1 1/2 hours, and that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The ladies who greeted us were so fun. They were thorough in their explanation of the rules. They paired us with a horse and off we went for an hour's ride. Our guide was very Informative about our surroundings. They even took pictures for us. We really enjoyed our ride. The horses were so gentle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

My parents (ages 70 and 72), daughter (11), and I booked a one-hour beach ride with Monterey Bay Equestrian Center in March 2016. When my dad booked the trip, the only questions asked regarding us riders were our height and weight, and they did ask my daughter's age. Riding experience was not asked at time of booking, but we were... More 

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Riverside, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

My sister and I are experienced riders (8+ years of experience). The ride was amazing! The trailer with the horses met us in the parking lot right on time and we road for an hour and 45 minutes. We loved the horses, especially Magic, a black Tennessee walker. We had a private, 2 person ride and were able to canter... More 

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

My daughter wanted to go horseback riding on the beach and I was terrified of horses and always have been. The family talked me into it. I was in for the surprise of my life! Lisa, allayed my fears, she was calm, knowledgeable and her words were convincing. The four of us loved it. The horses are well trained and... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

A very easy and pleasurable experience. My wife and I had an excellent time. They were there early we didn't have to wait for anything. Our guide was amazing!! And the horses were great. Would recommend to anyone!!

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South Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Raven was a wonderful guide and Scarlett and Tater were great horses. We found some cool seashells. My wife dropped her sweater early in the ride. Amazingly, we found it on the way back. A little wet but none the worse.

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