During the summer months, the weather in Northern California is perfect for horseback riding! Half Moon Bay is alive with adventure and activity all year long, and summer is a great time for you to plan a visit. Choosing Mill Rose Inn as your destination will give you easy access to several of the areas best horse ranches. Experience Half Moon Bay’s beautiful scenery galloping on horseback along the endless coastline or riding among grassy meadows overlooking the ocean. Here are two of our favorite Half Moon Bay horseback riding ranches!
Horseback Riding on the Beach at Seahorse Ranch
Established in 1963, the Sea Horse Ranch offer quality horseback riding tours from experienced guides. Take a guided horseback ride on the beach with the friendly people of Seahorse! The ranch is located on Pacific Coast highway in Half Moon Bay. Minimum age for a horseback rider is 7 years old and the weight limit is 240 pounds. Guests must wear the appropriate attire, long pants and fully enclosed shoes, to be able to ride.
The shortest tour the Seahorse Ranch offers is a 1-hour ride down the Coastal Equestrian Trail and is perfect for first timers! You will enjoy a beach and ocean view, however, the ride does not go onto the sand. The longest tour offered is the 2-hour ride that takes you further down the Coastal Equestrian Trail, onto a bluff above the crystal clear blue ocean, down south on Poplar Beach and then back to the ranch! Mount a horse, breath in the crisp ocean air and be in awe of the spectacular coastline! Find out more at the Seahorse Ranch website, or call them at (650) 726-2362!
Blue Sky Riding Experience
Novice and experienced riders will enjoy a guided ride through the breath-taking grassland meadows and around the 400 acres of spectacular coastal hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Blue Sky Riding Experience shows you the Northern California coast at its best while sitting atop of one of their Tennessee Walking horses. Go on one of their Ocean Views and Coastal Hills Rides, which last for 3 to 4 hours, and see both mountain and sea. The ride begins at Costanoa, continues through the grassland and gradual ascent to the coastal hills. At the end, enjoy a picnic lunch while seated on a bluff overlooking the panoramic Pacific Ocean. The perfect way to spend a day in Half Moon Bay! For more information, visit their website or call them at (650) 879-1100, and dial extension 0.
When you’re filling your itinerary with these Half Moon Bay horseback riding adventures, be sure to book your stay at the Mill Rose Inn. Our tastefully decorated rooms and suites are the perfect place to rest between rides and indulge in some luxury pampering. With almost an acre of beautiful gardens full of fragrant and colorful blooms all year, you are sure to enjoy yourself. There is no better place to enjoy the beauty of the area than our Half Moon Bay bed and breakfast. Of course, your stay includes a gourmet champagne breakfast each morning, so you’ll have the energy to explore Half Moon Bay on horseback to your heart’s content. For a truly exceptional trip, look no further than the Mille Rose Inn. We can’t wait to see you soon!
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