For anyone that loves horses, a picture of white sandy beach does not only conjure up images of sunbathing and cocktails. Their first thought is likely of exhilarating gallops across the untouched sand! There are few things in life as thrilling as a fast canter with your horse’s hooves throwing up a salty spray around you.

One of the most popular types of holiday is a beach vacation – and it’s easy to see why. The idea of sun, sea and sand is enough to entice anyone to travel across the globe. Africa offers tropical paradises, deserted beaches, windswept desert coastlines and bucket list beach experiences. Add horses and you have the perfect equestrian escape! Coastal riding holidays not only appeal to those seeking a romantic getaway, but families looking for a quiet escape or intrepid travellers craving adventure.

Africa is undoubtedly famous for its incredible wildlife, but it also boasts some of the world’s most unspoiled beaches. Picture white sand and azure water in Mozambique, miles of untouched beaches in South Africa, waves crashing on golden sands in Morocco and swimming on horseback in Egypt’s Red Sea. Whether you’re wandering along the water’s edge or cantering across the white sand, a beach riding holiday is hard to beat! And after a long day in the saddle, it’s easy to become hypnotised by the golden waves in the afternoon sun. You might just pinch yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming!

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Two horseriders galloping through water

12 Nights: From £3 045 pps

WILDLIFE AND WAVES – TULI HORSE SAFARI & THE WILD COAST

WILDLIFE AND WAVES – TULI HORSE SAFARI & THE WILD COAST

12 Nights

South Africa & Botswana

Scenery & Wildlife Focused Horse Safari

For intrepid travellers, this is a combination of incredible horseback game viewing and endless deserted beaches.

Horse riding Essaouira Beach Morocco

7 Nights: From £765 pps

Essaouira Coastal Trail Ride

Essaouira Coastal Trail Ride

7 Nights

Morocco

Scenery Focused Horse Safari

From the exotic argan forests to the endless beaches, the exhilaration of riding an exquisite stallion in Morocco is second to none!

Horse riding in Mozambique

2 Weeks: From £1 300 pps

Mozambique Working Holiday

Mozambique Working Holiday

2 - 10 Weeks

Mozambique

Working Holiday

This equine volunteer project for those looking to develop their riding skills in a tropical paradise.

Pyramids of Giza Between horses ears

11 nights: £1 978 pps

Sense of Egypt – Cairo Ride + Luxor & Makadi Bay Ride

Sense of Egypt – Cairo Ride + Luxor & Makadi Bay Ride

11 Nights

Egypt

Scenery Focused Horse Safari

Discover the best of Egypt on horseback - from the bustling city of Cairo to the blue waters of the Red Sea.

girl holding 2 horses overlooking the ocean

2 Weeks: From £1 000 pps

Wild Coast Equine Connection & Working Holiday

Wild Coast Equine Connection & Working Holiday

2 - 10 Weeks

South Africa

Working Holiday

Immerse yourself in all things horses on this Wild Coast equine working holiday.

horses galloping on the beach

7 Nights: From £1 240 pps

Exciting beach riding on the Wild Coast

Exciting beach riding on the Wild Coast

7 Nights

South Africa

Scenery Focused Horse Safari

Enjoy cantering down South Africa's most rugged and remote coastline.

Tropical half underwater horse and rider

3 Nights: From $2 395 pps

Surf & Turf Horse Safari in Mozambique

Surf & Turf Horse Safari in Mozambique

3-7 Nights

Mozambique

Scenery Focused Horse Safari

A horse safari in Mozambique is an unparalleled experience for those who love all things exotic.

What makes beach riding so special?

Riding next to the ocean offers so much variety – from tranquil horseback swims to thrilling beach canters, challenging river crossings to riding along a clifftop with the whole world spread out around you. Plus, you never know what you might see, from long-horned cows milling around to dolphins playing in the waves. The horses seem to love the beach as much as the riders do, with even the most serious horse acting like a clown in the surf. And for the experienced rider the beach is the perfect place to stand up in your stirrups and let your horse stretch out beneath you – It’s like flying without wings!

Riding experience for your beach escape

Whether you’re a novice rider looking for a leisurely stroll along an exotic beach or an experienced rider craving an exhilarating beach canter, we have a ride that suits everyone. Beach riding vacations in Mozambique and Egypt offer shorter beach rides and horseback swims that even novice riders can enjoy.

One of the best things about riding on the beach is being able to have fun! Beach rides are great for faster riding, so being confident in the saddle and in control, allows you to really experience the magic of coastal riding holidays. For more experienced riders, we have various horse-riding vacations in Africa to make your dreams come true. With the sea and sand extending for kilometers before you, it’s as close to paradise as you can get. Beach rides are a mixture of splashing in the surf, meandering trots through the coastal vegetation and thrilling canters across the sand. We have some great multi-day beach rides for those seeking adventure.

Accommodation on your Beach Riding Holiday

Africa’s coastline offers varied beach escapes and unique accommodation to suit every traveller. If you want to step out of your comfort zone, join the camping trail ride along Morocco’s coastline. Here you will fall asleep in a cozy tent with your horse tethered nearby. Horse riding holidays along South Africa’s Wild Coast, Morocco’s Essaouira Trail and Egypt’s Red Sea, offer comfortable local guesthouses along the route. Specifically chosen, they offer warm hospitality, local cuisine, and beautiful backdrops to watch the sunset after a long day in the saddle. Mozambique offers a luxury beachside villa, complete with ornate wooden furniture, fluffy white robes and tropical cocktails.

Year-round beach horse riding

Most of Africa’s beach destinations offer unbeatable riding weather year-round. Summer on the Wild Coast and Mozambique are sub-tropically warm with a few thunderstorms to break the heat. Winters are sunny and mild, so you can still enjoy splashy canters and horseback swims. These are also the best months for wildlife viewing – how about a bush and beach combination horse safari? Our rides in Morocco and Egypt take advantage of the cool sea breezes to beat the desert heat with the best riding months being in the Autumn and Spring.

Magic out of the saddle

Beach holidays in Africa are not only bucket list vacations, but perfect family escapes. In Mozambique, days are a mix of riding and other exciting activities such as canoe trips, sailing traditional boats, snorkelling and getting a taste of the local culture. In Egypt, spend your mornings exploring the fascinating temples and your afternoons galloping along the white beaches. In Makadi Bay, leave the stables behind and set off on a boat trip to swim in the Red Sea with wild dolphins. Visit the local fishing villages in Morocco and learn the desert secrets. Explore the Wild Coast on foot, ambling along the secluded beaches, unwinding on a secret island, or embracing “Africa Time” at the local pub overlooking the sea.