If you're renting a holiday cottage for spring or summer and feel like blowing the cobwebs out with a ride along golden sands, this is the post for you!
With better weather across most of the country this week, now is the natural time to want to spend by the beach. Now we have all heard of dog friendly beaches, but have you heard of horse friendly beaches? They are real and we have five of the best of them here.
If you don't have your own horse, each of them also has stables close by that offer everything you need.
Holkham Bay, Norfolk
We have dozens of holiday cottages spread around Norfolk with a few not far from Holkham Bay. The beach is part of the Holkham estate one of the most impressive country piles in the world. The beach is covered in firm golden sands that stretch almost forever. Perfect for letting your horse have its head.
Studland Beach, Dorset
Dorset has some of the best beaches in the country, including this one. Studland Beach is three miles of golden sand, dunes and shallows that are completely horse friendly. There are also cliff walks and coastal rides for miles in either direction.
Kennack Sands, Cornwall
Kennack Sands on the Lizard Peninsula is one of the best beaches anywhere. With some dramatic scenery, lovely golden sand, clear turquoise water and fine weather, there are few better beaches to ride a horse.
Holy Island, Northumberland
Holy Island is in Lindisfarne in Northumberland. Up here the beach is white, but still long, wide and firm enough for a horse. Holy Island beach takes you up to Lindisfarne Castle, offering a lovely backdrop for your ride. Get the weather right and the North Sea can be warm enough for a canter along the shallows too!
Druidston Haven, Pembrokeshire
Druidston Haven really does live up to its name. It's a little-known beach tucked away from the tourist trail. It's a clean, sandy beach with beautiful water and lots of space to run and let yourself go. It's a lovely place to spend a day on horseback.
We have holiday cottages close to each of these beaches and their accompanying stables. If you're after a horse riding experience or just want to spend a day on horseback, we have the perfect cottage for you. Check out the map to find yours!