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Sea Horse Ranch

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Address: 1828 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1412
Phone Number:
+1 650-726-9903
08:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:00

Beautiful guided coastal trail and beach horseback rides on dramatic...

Beautiful guided coastal trail and beach horseback rides on dramatic Coastal Equestrian Trail and Half Moon Bay's Poplar Beach. Minimum riding age is 7 years old. All rides appropriate for first time, moderately experienced and very experienced riders. Online reservations required, height/weight restrictions available online, check before booking. Barbecues available for groups of 10 people or more. Closing time ends with seasonal changes. Always open for early bird ride at 8:00 a.m., by reservation.

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First time visit and I was very pleased with the staff and the horses. The day was beautiful the trail had nice variety. Looking forward to our next trail & beach ride

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Saratoga, Califormia
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very fun ! Always wanted to ride on a beach. Staff is friendly and well organised. Bring your own bike helmets if you don't want to wear the shared riding helmets. Also, ask beforehand if you can ride together. Usually they order the horses, not the riders, as some horses get along together better than others. That means you may... More 

Thank AussieGirl001
Bogota, Colombia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The woman running the place was stubborn and very unfriendly. She scared the guides who on their own were really bad!!! Only single file riding, no trot or gallop just walking the horse, not possible to talk to your friends in the group, guides shouting and scolding all the time! Really bad experience in spite of beautiful surroundings! Never again.... More 

Thank jos_joaquinm
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time visit and I was very pleased with the staff and the horses. The day was beautiful the trail had nice variety. Looking forward to our next trail & beach ride

Thank cleilani
Willa C, General Manager at Sea Horse Ranch, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We hope to see you back again soon! More 

Merced, California
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

My boyfriend booked this for a date. I was super excited until we got there & I was told my tiny zipped up sling purse needed to stay in the car along with our phones and GoPro. We tagged along with a group of about 15-18ppl, no order was provided at first so I was separated from my date for... More 

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Elk Grove
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4 reviews
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

OMG! My husband and I took our nine-year-old granddaughter horseback riding on the ocean which was truly amazing! My granddaughter had never been on a horse before and the staff there made her feel like she was the most important, the strongest little girl, and guided her through the entire ride. The photographer was amazing! He took amazing photos we... More 

Thank Annette I
Willa C, General Manager at Sea Horse Ranch, responded to this review

Your grand daughter IS the most important! We couldn't be more pleased that this experience was enjoyed by all of you--and that it was so empowering to your little one. Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience--and to do it so very nicely. Hope to see you again for another ride. More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

My 13 year old came to me after the ride and said "this was the best day of my life!". She loves horses and everything to do with them. She enjoyed the people and the animals at Sea Horse. She said the trail was great too! Happiness all around! My 69 year old father went with her and he said... More 

Thank dbehel
Willa C, General Manager at Sea Horse Ranch, responded to this review

How terrific that this was an experience both Grandpa and Grand daughter could experience together and have such a good time. This is how we know we are on the right track. Thanks for taking the time to review us. We do hope your family will come again. More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I visited with a group of 7 family members ranging from 8-45 years old. We were all able tocompletely enjoy the experience. The staff is very professioanl and takes safety very seriously. One added expense to think about are photos, becaus eyou are not allowed totake any type of camers/cell phone (for safety reasons) you will be able to buy... More 

Thank Tracey U
Willa C, General Manager at Sea Horse Ranch, responded to this review

Tracy, we are so pleased the entire family had a good experience with us. Hopefully this means you will come again for a visit. It really is a terrific way for quality family time. Thanks so much! More 

San Mateo
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This was my second time coming to Sea Horse Ranch and although it has been years since I last rode - the experience was just as wonderful as the first time. My boyfriends first time ever riding a horse and he had a wonderful experience! The view is spectacular - the trek was perfect! We rode on the beach, through... More 

Thank Georgette E
Willa C, General Manager at Sea Horse Ranch, responded to this review

Thanks for this special review--and for taking the time to share it. All you need to do to see Thelma again, is come to the ranch!!! Thanks so much. More 

lafayette, ca
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

My 10 y/o daughter and I did the beach walk from 2:30pm and we really enjoyed it. The trek goes starts from the ranch with a short instruction and goes through a beautiful wooded creek to the beach side path. From there it follows the the beach line and continues on the beach for about half of the time. The... More 

Thank mdikov
Willa C, General Manager at Sea Horse Ranch, responded to this review

What a sweet review! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. I hope you come back to see us again! More 

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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

My 15 yr old son and I had a mini getaway and horseback riding with Sea Horse Ranch made it perfect! I was definitely nervous and was thinking about any possible excuse to not to go on this horse ride. Willa at the ranch knocked some sense into me 😄And I am glad I listened to her and went on... More 

Thank shareddi
Willa C, General Manager at Sea Horse Ranch, responded to this review

You were my hero that day! You were so frightened, and took the ride anyway AND were totally able to work through your anxiety and enjoy the ride. That made my day too. Your son is a fine rider, and Raul said he did an excellent job as well. Thanks for taking te time to share your experience with others.... More 

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