You could visit South Carolina’s dazzling Myrtle Beach 100 times and never catch wind of its spectacular horseback riding options. While you may not often amalgamate sugary beaches with majestic horses, the fact remains that horseback riding in Myrtle Beach is one of the most underrated four-season “attractions.” The riding season is broken into two segments: summer and winter. Summer is all about the backcountry. Meanwhile, winter is “beach season,” as the droves of sunbathers trek inland from early November through February. Ocean Annie’s Resorts is centrally located near four award-winning stables, spanning from quaint Aynor to the heart of Myrtle Beach. Let’s begin!
Location: 1518 State Highway 57 South, Little River, SC
The Scoop: Wampee Stables is the only outfitter in the region with one flat rate: $75 per ride. The 90-minute backland ride includes charismatic guiding services, free pictures, and acres upon acres of natural beauty. Wampee is proud to be the only five-star establishment on both TripAdvisor and Google.
Horseback Riding of Myrtle Beach
Location: 4800 Johnson Shelly Road, Myrtle Beach, SC
The Scoop: Horseback Riding of Myrtle Beach remains the cheapest option in town. But don’t let that inexpensive price tag fool you—their rural rides near Conway are exceptionally peaceful. Meanwhile, the wintertime rides on impressive Garden City Beach start at just $65 for 90 full minutes of memories.
Location: 5800 Highway 236, North Myrtle Beach, SC
The Scoop: Island Point Plantation’s North Myrtle Beach marshland locale is a massive selling point. Yes, these beach, plantation, and trail rides are spendy, but you simply cannot beat those views. They also have the largest selection of ride options, ranging from 60-minute Waites Island beach tours to $200 sunset gallops and even birthday party packages.
Location: 2131 Hughes Gasque Road, Aynor, SC
The Scoop: One of the many perks of choosing Grand Strand is that they provide photos of each horse online. This allows prospective riders to gain a connection with a horse before arrival. Altivo, Angus, Pongo, and Tulio are currently crowd favorites. We appreciate Grand Strand’s affordable rates, sprawling outland acreage, and friendly chargers. Horseback riding in Myrtle Beach doesn’t get any more peaceful.
A Classic Ocean Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach
The perfect place to start and finish each day of shopping, sightseeing, and horseback riding in Myrtle Beach is Ocean Annie’s Resorts, home to the most popular beach bar in town. Combine your horseback adventure with a helicopter tour, surf lesson, or self-guided hike. There’s still plenty of time to a book a last-minute, late-summer escape! Included in each stay is free access to Myrtle Waves Water Park, our business kiosk, tennis courts, and an on-site lazy river and pool area. You can also save up to 40 percent off on an upcoming stay by booking directly.