Horseback Riding on the Outer Banks: All You Need to Know

exploring the outer banks: access our vacation (the text) beautiful scene of the ocean at sunriseHorseback riding on the Outer Banks is one of the best activities to add to your itinerary. Whether you’re looking for an adventure the entire family will enjoy or a romantic excursion to indulge in with your sweetheart, you’re in for quite the ride. Read on to learn more about what to expect and where to ride. Then, check out our free Vacation Guide for tips on planning the perfect OBX getaway!

All About Horseback Riding on the Outer Banks

Riding horses on the beach makes it to the top of many bucket lists! It’s the perfect activity for people of all ages, and one of the best things to do on the Outer Banks! Soak in the salty air, revel in the beautiful ocean views, and let the sounds of the tide rolling in soothe you.

Where to Ride

On the Outer Banks, you will find a handful of companies that can lead you on a guided horseback tour! Some of the most popular include:

The Outer Banks Guided Beach Horseback Ride in Nags Head, North Carolina

This one-hour tour leads you along the sandy shores to experience the beauty of North Carolina’s beautiful barrier islands. This tour is great for experienced riders and those who have not ever ridden before! Children must be six years old or older to ride alone. Otherwise, children can “double up” and ride with a parent.

Equine Adventures Along the South End of Hatteras Island

Explore maritime forests, canter along the water’s edge, and see what all the Carolina coast has to offer on this tour with Equine Adventures. Bask under the warm rays of the sun on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, one of the Outer Banks’ most popular attractions. There, you can see some of the most popular lighthouses in the area, including the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse!

See Wild Horses on the Beach

Embarking on a tour to see the wild horses of Corolla is one of the most unique experiences you will ever have! Everyone in the family will enjoy seeing these majestic creatures frolic along the shores of the Outer Banks. The wild, Spanish Colonial Mustangs are an essential part of what sets the region apart from other popular beach destinations in the Southeast. There’s no doubt this family-friendly activity will be a hit with the whole crew!

Paramount Perks: Guests who stay in one of our vacation rentals have access to exclusive discounts on some of the best activities and attractions, including wild horse tours, through our Paramount Perks program!

Stay in a Paramount Destination Vacation Rental

In addition to embarking on once-in-a-lifetime adventures such as horseback riding on the beaches of the Outer Banks, make the most of your vacation by staying in a Paramount Destinations vacation rental! You can choose between homes in the towns of Corolla, Duck, and Southern Shores. You can even stay in a gated community such as The Currituck Club, and enjoy additional community amenities such as pool, tennis court, and golf course access!

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