Man horseback riding along the beach at sunset

3 of the Best Ways to Try Horseback Riding in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is a stunning city located along the central coast of California. Its beaches are popular places to surf, sunbathe, and stroll. If you’re looking for a different way to experience the shoreline, why not try horseback riding? Taking a tour of Santa Barbara’s beaches by horseback grants you the opportunity to explore the beautiful scenery that can only be accessed by some of these trails. Read on for a list of the best ways to experience horseback riding in Santa Barbara.

Where to Go Horseback Riding in Santa Barbara

1. Horseback Riding Tours with Circle Bar B Guest Ranch and Stables

This beautiful property features some of the best horse stables in Santa Barbara. Their horseback riding tours are wonderful for families because they welcome riders of all skill levels. Circle Bar B offers a variety of tours, including morning or afternoon 90-minute tours, half-day tours, and romantic sunset tours. No matter which one you choose, you won’t be disappointed. Take in views of cascading waterfalls, native wildlife, captivating canyons, and the magnificent ocean. Their experienced trail guides ensure that your experience is a memorable one.

2. Private Couple’s Tour with Santa Barbara Beach Horseback Rides

Enjoy an enchanting horseback ride with your better half through sandy beaches or coastal bluffs with Santa Barbara Beach Horseback Rides. Horseback riding on the beach in Santa Barbara is an amazing way to connect. During this tour, you will breathe in the fresh air and observe the mountains, ocean waves, and beachfront mansions. Be sure to ask your guide about a wine tasting at the acclaimed Summerland Winery. They might just give you a complimentary coupon for a two-for-one wine tasting!

3. Horseback Riding and Wine Tasting Tour with Captain Jack’s Tours and Events

This tour has it all: horseback riding, wine, and beautiful views of the Santa Barbara coast. Captain Jack’s Tours and Events takes you on a scenic route to their private ranch. Here, you can saddle up and begin your tour. As you ride the trails, you will see the lush forest, Santa Ynez Mountains, Pacific Ocean, and the Channel Islands.

Following the trail ride, you’ll be driven to a popular local restaurant for lunch. Then, horseback ride through the Santa Ynez Valley via the scenic Santa Rita Hills Wine Trail. This trail leads you to two of the most popular wineries in Southern California, where you can taste amazing wines found only in this area.

Rest Your Head at Our Charming Inn

Soaking Tub for Two in our Eberle Room at the Cheshire Cat Inn & CottagesAfter a day of horseback riding in Santa Barbara, you will be ready to relax at the luxurious Cheshire Cat Inn.

Unwind with our complimentary social hour and enjoy local wines and delicious hors d’oeuvres. Then, rest up in one of our beautiful accommodations. Our property is just minutes from the riding trails mentioned above, so check our availability and book your stay in Santa Barbara today!


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