• MustDo.com | BeachHorses.com Take a fun and exciting horseback riding along the beach at Palma Sola Bay, in Bradenton which is about a two to two and one-half hour drive from Naples or Marco Island. Photo by Dei Pittman Wilkey.

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Horseback Riding on the Beach

Take a fun and exciting horseback riding along the beach at Palma Sola Bay, in Bradenton which is about a two to two and one-half hour drive from Naples or Marco Island. All the guides/trainers and horses at BeachHorses.com are experienced, providing a safe and slow ride along the beach.

The first half of the ride is a 1-mile walk on the beach. The second half is in the water. Time spent on the beach and in the water is dependent on a variety of factors including how many people are riding, weather delays, and individual needs of the riders. The entire ride varies between 45 minutes to 1 hour. Bring a waterproof camera so you can capture this amazing experience!

Go Horse Surfing

While in the water riders have an opportunity to try Horse Surfing – stand on the back of the horse (you must weigh less than 150 lbs.). BeachHorses.com is the only outfitter in the world that offers this memorable and unique experience. Read BeachHorses.com’s featured blog article – click here!

Horses are available for all levels of riders. Less experienced riders needn’t worry; horses will be on a lead with a guide/trainer the entire time. Novice or experienced riders (folks with more than 50 hours of formal riding instruction) are allowed to trot and canter on the beach and in the water. For the safety of everyone including the horses, all horses and riders will be with a guide/trainer in the water. You must weigh less than 300 lbs. to ride the horses at BeachHorses.com. Plan to wear sandals or flip-flops, and swimwear, as you will get wet from head-to-toe. Bring a towel and change of dry clothing for after your ride. Riders under the age of 16 are required to wear a helmet, which will be provided. Helmets are also provided for any rider who wants to wear protective headgear. Life jackets are mandatory for anyone under the age of 18 and are optional for adults. The life jacket will slip on easily over your swimwear and once again they are provided as part of your beach horseback riding adventure.

Private parties and group activities.

BeachHorses.com also offers private customized adventures. Everything from romantic marriage proposals, fun bachelorette, and birthday parties, to family, group or corporate events. They can arrange a catered barbecue, a picnic lunch, games, decorations and other entertainment. Looking for a special gift? Gift certificates are also available!

BeachHorses.com beach horseback rides are very popular, thus reservations are required and must be purchased in advance. Reservations may be made online or by phone.

During your day trip from Naples, you can visit nearby Mixon Fruit Farms and take a ride through the grove on the Orange Blossom Tram. Then head to the gift shop filled with unique Florida gifts and gourmet specialties. Or discover Florida’s story from prehistoric to present and see “Snooty”, the world’s oldest manatee at the South Florida Museum in downtown Bradenton. You can also check out more things to do in Sarasota before heading back to Naples and Marco Island. See more Things to do in Bradenton.

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