For many cantering on a sandy beach has been a childhood dream.


The UK offers a wealth of landscapes for you & your horse to enjoy.


The UK has an extensive network of x-country courses & farm rides.


The UK offers some of the World's best equestrian training facilities.

Bournemouth Beach ride

Day One

Arrive and settle into your accommodation, you will be staying at The Cottage B&B. The Cottage B&B is a short distance from the centre of the village, which includes a pub and two hotels that are open to non-residents. The village also has an excellent corner shop, Norman church and local bus route. Swanage is just 3 miles away whilst Poole & Bournemouth are only 10 miles via the Sandbanks Ferry. You horse will be stabled at the local riding centre which is a very short drive from the B&B. Facilities include stabling, grazing, ample hacking along private bridleways, direct access onto 3 miles of sandy beaches and dunes, clifftop horse rides along National Heritage sites and 3000 acres of forest and heath land.

Day Two

After a full English breakfast you will be heading to the riding stables. Today you might want to head off on the forest ride. Here you will be walking, trotting and cantering across heath land as you head towards Newton Heath forest. You will be riding through some of the most beautiful lowland heath with a multitude of paths and sandy tracks to explore and not a road in sight to cross! During your ride you will witness stunning views of Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour and Bournemouth and if you are lucky you may even see one of the resident Roe or Sika Deer!

Day Three

Today is your third and final day so why not make the most of the fantastic hacking and venture to the famous Old Harry Rocks. This is a stunning ride that leaves the picturesque village and takes you up over the dramatic scenery of the coastal cliffs. This ride has the most spectacular views of the Jurassic coast and the entrance to Poole Harbour. This afternoon you may like to travel into Bournemouth. In Bournemouth there are plenty of areas to walk in quiet surroundings including walking in the Stour Valley Nature Reserve or besides the River Stour. Alternatively, you may prefer to visit Oceanarium, an aquarium containing a wide variety of aquatic species.

During July, August and September no beach riding is permitted at any time of day. During May and June beach riding is permitted during the evening. During the rest of the year beach rides are in the mornings. The stables are closed on a Monday exept for August when its a Sunday.

Swanage is 3 miles away with all a small seaside town has to offer, together with a heritage steam train link to Corfe Castle. The larger towns of Bournemouth and Poole (9 miles) can be easily accessed via the Sandbanks chain link ferry. Wareham (10 miles) can be reached by road from Studland and has a main line train station.

The Isle of Purbeck Golf Club is nearby and we are also ideally situated for exploring some of the local attractions such as the Jurassic Coast, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.

If you like the idea of a horse riding holiday in Bournemouth but are unable to bring your own horse, have a look at our sister site Equestrian Escapes.  We can also offer beach rides and hacking.


  • 2 nights B&B accommodation for you
  • Stabling and/or grazing for your horse


  • Additional nights


From £250pp


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