Horseback Riding on the Beach

Enjoy the beach while riding the horse!

Pony Land in San Diego offers a unique opportunity for horseback riding on the beach. While you've been many times to the beach, this is a totally different experience. The beach tour is 2.5 hours long, which is considered to be longer than standard tours. You will go through beautiful trails and once you get to the beach you will be riding it for approximately 30 min. This tour is very relaxing and immerses you in nature. You feel so present and free while horseback riding on the beach!

Perfect For

  • Beach and horses

  • Learn horseback riding

  • Romantic tour

Packing List

  • long sleeve shirt
  • long pants
  • closed-toe shoes
  • bug spray (complimentary spray is provided, bring your own if you want to)
  • sunscreen
  • hat


Q & A

We recommend reservations so we are prepared for you as soon as you arrive. Riders with reservations are always given priority but we always try to accommodate walk-in business. Please keep in mind that we need at least 20 minutes to ready your horses depending upon your group size. April thru October is our busiest season so reservations are strongly recommended.

None of our rides include galloping or “running”. We allow walking and trotting only and we always ride to the ability of the least experienced rider in the group. Trotting is allowed only on trails going away from the barn, we do not allow any trotting towards the ranch. It is up to our guide’s discretion to determine experience levels no more than 5 minutes total. Only experienced riders are allowed to trot. All group rides are walking only. This is for the safety and enjoyment of both riders and horses.

Trail riders must be at least 6 years old. All children 9 and under are put on a lead line for trail rides and for everyone's safety, there is no exception to this rule. Our minimum age for hand led pony rides is 2 years.

Because we are located in a river bed there is always the possibility of mosquitos so we recommend long pants and closed toed shoes, especially for later evening rides. We provide complimentary bug spray but a long sleeve shirt is your best bet.

Children under 10 years old and under are required to wear a helmet but they are optional otherwise. Parents or guardians are the ones to decide if their children will wear a helmet. We do provide helmets if you would like to wear one.

Yes! However, it's important to understand that horses are just like people in that if the water is very cold or the tide is high they are not as likely to get in. Riders must be able to steer their horses into the water. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THE HORSES WILL GO IN THE WATER ON ANY RIDE OTHER THAN OUR SWIM ADVENTURE. Please request horses that go in the water easily if you are a beginner rider scheduling a ride. Typically on our Sea Shore /Beach Ride the horses go in up to their ankles or mid cannon bone. Only our Swim Adventures allow you to take the horse in up to their chest. They are not actually swimming themselves, they always have all four feet able to touch the floor.

We are open seven days a week from nine am until 5. Our earliest reservation leaves at 9 am and our latest ride leaves between 4-6 depending upon the season.

Sure! All riders are required to complete our Rider Release Form. Doing so in advance gives you more time to enjoy the ranch on the day of your visit. Be sure to complete all four pages and bring it with your on the day of your booking

Yes. Many of our riding areas have narrow, single-track trails so naturally the horses walk in single file. For safety in open areas our horses are trained to walk in a line as this prevents riders from getting kicked. This also allows our guides to maintain the speed of the ride.