Horseback Riding on Hatteras Island

Looking for a unique and fun way to see the beach? Why not go horseback riding while on Hatteras Island? Imagine the salt spray on your face, the wind in your hair and the beauty of the beach. Or looking for something different…try a ride through the maritime forest in Buxton. Either way, horseback riding on Hatteras Island is a must do activity!

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Taking a riding tour is a very popular activity for many guests visiting Hatteras Island. If you are interested in this activity, we do recommend that you book your tour in advance of your vacation. The best thing is that riding tours are available year-round! Check out one of the tour companies below to book your adventure.

Equine Adventures


PHONE: (252) 995-4897

Founded in 2001, Equine Adventures offers (2) trails rides each day…one in the morning and one in the evening. All rides last about (2) hours and include a 45-minute ride through the forest, 30-minute ride along the beach, and then a 45-minute ride back to the barn.

Lighthouse Horse Rides


PHONE: (252) 296-2929 (text only)

Lighthouse Horse Rides offers a number of different options for horseback riding on Hatteras Island. Rides can be custom tailored to your family, and your experience. They do offer special occasion rides on Sundays only, but you will need to contact them at least (3) weeks prior to your date.

Hatteras Island Horseback Riding


PHONE: (252) 216-9191

Hatteras Island Horseback Riding offers (1) hour riding sessions on the beach only. A Family Package includes (2) horses on the beach for everyone to take a turn. This is a great option if you have members of your family who are unsure about riding a horse, but still want to participate in the activity.

No matter which tour you opt to book, we are sure you will have an amazing experience that will last a lifetime. If you stay in a vacation rental on the beach, you will often see these tours as you relax on your deck. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the experience!