Cantering on a secluded beach is on the bucket list of many equestrians. Now, for those vacationing at Hilton Head, South Carolina who long to feel the ocean breeze blowing through their hair while riding horseback along an unspoiled coastline, that romantic dream, which doesn’t require a passport, is now a reality.
Beachfront trail adventures are popular among tropical destinations, but now visitors to South Carolina’s tiny Daufuskie Island can check off that bucket list experience.
Located off the coast of Hilton Head and accessible only by boat, Daufuskie Island is a little known secluded oasis that is a treasure trove for history and equestrian lovers seeking sun and solitude.
Haig Point Club, one of the country’s premier private communities, has partnered with Melrose, a neighboring community on Daufuskie Island, to offer visitors the only beach trail rides open to the general public in the Lowcountry. See Equestrian Living’s visit to Haig Point.
The newly launched Daufuskie Island Trail Rides are open to all levels of riders ranging from beginners to advanced.
The Historic Ride will take guests across the island past several historical landmarks; including the First African Baptist Church and the historic schoolhouse where famed author Pat Conroy taught.
The Beach Horseback Ride offers an unforgettable experience along Haig Point’s pristine Atlantic oceanfront beach.
With 18 stalls and 24 horses, Daufuskie Island Trail Rides will create customized experiences for a group of up to six riders at a time. Rides cost $125-$150 per guest depending on the season and range from 1 to 3 hours.