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Can you ride on the beach in the summer months?

Yes, we have a private island named Waites Island that is part of the Plantation here in North Myrtle Beach. It is 1380 acres in size. That is where we ride on the private beachfront. We ride from the stable and cross over Dunn Sound by a bridge to get to the island oceanfront.

Is your stable open all year?

Yes, Monday through Saturday.

Do we need the experience to ride at your stable?

No, you do not need any riding experience to ride our horses.

What are the age restrictions?

To ride on the one hour, Beach or Waterway Trail Ride, kids need to be 7 years old and up. To do the experienced rider, you have to be 12 years old and up.

Do you allow double riding?

No, there are numerous reasons why we do not; the most important is that it is not safe.

Can we gallop with the horses?

If you are an experienced rider, you can choose our "experienced ride" option, which includes walk, trot, canter, and is private. This is the only ride we offer that provides for walk, trot, canter. The guide sets the pace.

Can we take your horses out without a guide?

No, all trails are guided.

Does the Waterway Trail Ride go to the beach?

No, it rides through the Plantation along the Intra Coastal Waterway. That ride is mostly shaded. If you would like to ride on the beach, you have a choice of a one-hour oceanfront ride or a two-hour combination ride.

Do you take pictures?

Yes, a photographer takes pictures of each rider whether you are on a beach or trail ride and can be viewed at the stable once you return from your trip. The packages start at $30 for an individual emailed image or $50 for a USB with all your photos from the trip.

What breed of horses do you have at your stable?

We have 52 different horses which include the following different breeds: Quarter Horse, Tennessee Walker, Thoroughbred, Standardbred, Paso Fino, Gypsy Cross, Belgian Draft, Miniature Pony, Warmblood, and numerous others.

Do we need reservations?

Yes, call a few days before you would like to ride. We recommend at least a week ahead to be safe but as far in advance as possible to secure the time and date you prefer, as spots book up quickly during our busy seasons.

Can we pick the horse we want to ride?

No, we pick the horse for you based on a few different variables.

Do you board horses at your stable?

No, we offer boarding at our other facility in Calabash, NC. Information is located on the boarding page of our website.

Do you have a weight limit?

No, we require all riders to be able to mount the horse using only a mounting block. If you can't mount alone, then you can't ride. We also ask for you to specify when making your reservation that you need a larger breed horse.

Do you have a dress code?

No, our saddles are synthetic, allowing riders to wear shorts, and any shoe type is fine for our regular rides.

Can we get off of the horse at the beach?

No, only in an emergency or if you are on an exclusive or private journey beach ride for a photo session.

Do you have restrooms to use on the island or trail if we need one?

No, only at the stable lobby.

Can we smoke and drink alcohol on your rides?

No, no exceptions!

Does your stable have somewhere for non-riders to wait while others ride?

Yes, we have a lobby with satellite tv, and it also is Wi-Fi if you would like to bring a laptop.

Can we camp and stable our horse at Inlet Point on the bring your horse trips?

No, you can trailer in and out each day to Inlet Point to ride the waterway trails and oceanfront, but we no longer offer stabling or camping here at Inlet Point. Overnight stabling is offered at our sister stable in Calabash, NC, about a 15 or a 20-minute drive from Inlet Point. The cost is $25 each night at Peachtree for overnight stabling per horse.

How much does it cost to bring our own horses to ride at Inlet Point on the beach?

BYOH (bring your own horse) options are limited to certain dates each year. The cost is $25 per 1 horse and 1 rider. Those are the only dates available for bringing your own horse to our property. Please visit our "horseback tours" tab for additional info.

Do you offer trail rides on Sunday?

No, we are closed on Sundays. Peachtree Stable in Calabash, NC, offers trail rides year-round seven days a week. The number is 910-287-4790. Prices are the same as listed on our activities page. Call for reservations.

TAKE A RIDE THROUGH HISTORY

This plantation was once the home of Fort Randall, a confederate fort from 1861 to 1863. During the War of the States, the US-North Atlantic Squadron was very active in this area. The remains of a cannonball still lies in place on the Battery Hill beside Fort Randall. The open fields at the entrance to our stables were originally cleared by the 9000 confederate soldiers, as the tree line along the Intracoastal Waterway served as a barrier from coming enemy ships. The property was once home to Billy the Kid, and even Blackbeard was said to have used our island as a safe haven.

Where we ride has been named one of the "top ten horse-friendly beaches in the Southeast."

OH, HAPPY DAYS
AT THE BEACH

“Great expertise, service, inventory, employees, location! So much fun to ride "Island Cruisers" on the Atlantic Ocean beach and cruise by the beautiful homes on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands. Alligators, fantastic birds and other wildlife, and lovely Low Country scenery can be seen best and sometimes only by bike!”

“Just confirmed another Kiawah family vacation. Next call was to Island Bike and Surf to rent bicycles. we've been getting our bikes and water toys from them for years and would not rent from anyone else!”

“My bike needed a new inner tube, and when I called, the receptionist was very informative in regard to the quote for the repair (very affordable). The staff were very understanding and thoughtful with the work they did. They definitely had my best interest in mind. Great location, clean workspace. Overall, very positive experience.”

“Island Bike & Surf is as friendly as a company as any could be. I have used them multiple times in many years and I have always been as pleased as I could be with their service and professionalism. I would highly recommend them!”

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