There are so many ways to explore and enjoy the picturesque North Myrtle Beach coastline… by foot, by bike, by boat, and even by horse! Yes—horse!
Perfect for couples and families, group events and special occasions, beach horseback riding is the hottest new activity and is a unique and fun way to take in the beautiful beach surroundings.
Curious about how you can make your horseback riding dreams a reality? We’ve got your guide!
Beach horseback riding services are offered at Inlet Point Plantation, which is the only area along the Grand Strand where horses are allowed on the beach. The scenic beach property offers more than 4,000 acres of expertly manicured and maintained wilderness. The plantation features several historic homes and barns, a wide array of natural wildlife, gorgeous oak trees and landscaping, and access to Waites Island, an expansive private beachfront estate.
Locally owned and operated by the Smith family, Inlet Point Plantation currently owns 45+ horses that are cared for on-site. The full-time, professional staff is trained to care for the various breeds that the plantation houses, including Tennessee Walkers, Warmbloods, Appaloosas, and Belgians. The owners take the utmost care and responsibility for their gentle giants and are happy to answer any and all questions about the horses.
Inlet Point Plantation offers several unique beach horseback riding packages.
|Tour||Price Per Guest||Age Restriction||Description|
|One hour beach island ride||$120||7+||A scenic oceanfront beach tour on Waites Island|
|Two hour plantation & beach tour||$160||7+||A one hour oceanfront beach tour followed by a one hour plantation tour|
|Waites Island Beach & Plantation Journey||$175||12+||A one hour private oceanfront tour for an experienced rider|
|One hour sunset beach ride||$200||7+||A one hour oceanfront tour during sunset|
|Waterway Trail Ride||$60||7+||A one hour horseback ride along the Intracoastal Waterway|
|Pony Rides||$35 (30 mins)$20 (15 mins)||Children under 7||A hand-led horse ride through the plantation pecan groves|
Each horseback tour is led by a professional horse handler. Safety is a top priority, so each member of the tour will be briefed with safety basics prior to embarking on the trip. Riders are also matched with a horse that best suits individual needs, experience, and personality. Meeting and getting to know your horse is half the fun! Tour guides are passionate about horses and about the Grand Strand. Feel free to ask questions along the interactive tour, guides are happy to lend their expertise on local events and history.
Horseback riding along the beach is certainly a special occasion enough, but if you are celebrating something, like a birthday or anniversary, or if you want to make the event extra special, take advantage of one of the tour add-ons available.
Horseback Tour Upgrades
|Private island beach ride upgrade||$100 (per party)||Make your beach tour private! Great for birthdays, group events, proposals, and more!|
|Youth birthday party package||$150||Four hour birthday party in the pecan grove picnic area. Two horses to be used for pony rides during the party.|
|Professional photos||$30+||Professional photography during your beach excursion.|
A horseback ride along the beach is the perfect way to create priceless memories in North Myrtle Beach. Inlet Point Plantation is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours are provided year-round, though availability does vary based on seasonality and weather. Call (843) 249-2989 to inquire about tours or to book your session!
Do you still have questions? Check out our list of FAQs below:
What are horseback riding age restrictions?
Most of the tours offered at Inlet Point Plantation can be taken by guests seven years or older. ‘Experienced’ riders for the ‘journey’ tour need to be at least twelve years of age.
Do I need experience to take a horseback riding tour?
No experience is required to take a tour!
Can riders share a horse?
Unfortunately, no. Due to safety concerns, the plantation only allows a single rider per horse.
Do I need a reservation?
Yes! Reservations are required. Please call in advance to save your spot.
Is there a weight limit?
No! The only requirement is that a rider is able to mount the horse using only a mounting block.
Is there a dress code?
There is no dress code, though comfortable attire is recommended. You will be outside, so dress according to the weather.
Are there restrooms along the tour?
No, the only restrooms on the property are in the stable lobby.
Can we get off the horses at the beach?
Group tours do not allow riders to take breaks along the beach. There are exceptions for private tours and photo packages.