If you picture Newquay’s landscape then the chances are you imagine rolling sand dunes and the perfect beach, so what better setting for a horse ride during your holiday in Cornwall? Poltesco Valley Stables offer supervised beach rides along the gorgeous Kennack Sands, and you’ll be free to canter along the shore, splash about in the waves and just enjoy the scenery.
Whilst we can’t guarantee that you’ll end the hack dry, we’re pretty certain that you’ll have a great time –and it’s a unique way to enjoy Cornwall’s famous coastline too. The horses love the chance to get their hooves wet and canter along the beach, and for many visitors to the county a beach ride is one of their biggest dreams. During the summer you can choose to ride at 9am or 6pm, although in winter the times are not fixed.
Choose from the one hour ride, or the one and a half hour ride which takes a more scenic route back to the farm. If you can’t quite decide between beach or moorland you can go for the beach and moorland rides (two and a half hours each)which enable riders to enjoy a bit of both. Kennack Sands lies on the Lizard Peninsula, the corner of Cornwall that lures those with an adventurous streak, so make sure you book your ride before your holiday.