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 and Zanzibar, 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!