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.
Yes, Monday through Saturday.
No, you do not need any riding experience to ride our horses.
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.
No, there are numerous reasons why we do not; the most important is that it is not safe.
If you are an experienced rider, you can choose our "Experienced Beach ride" option. This will allow you to trot and canter. This is the only ride option we offer that you can do so.
No, all trails are guided.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No, we pick the horse for you based on a few different variables.
No, we offer boarding at our other facility in Calabash, NC. Information is located on the boarding page of our website.
Yes, we have a weight limit of 250 lbs. Anyone over 200 lbs. not exceeding 250 lbs. please let us know when making your reservation. This will allow us to have the appropriate horse available. 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.
No, our saddles are synthetic, allowing riders to wear shorts, and any shoe type is fine for our regular rides.
No, only in an emergency or if you are on an exclusive or private journey beach ride for a photo session.
No, only at the stable lobby.
No, no exceptions!
Yes, we have a lobby with satellite tv, and it also is Wi-Fi if you would like to bring a laptop.
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.
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."
“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!”
Check out this handwritten note from one of our happy riders.VIEW NOTE
"Just wanted to let you know what an enjoyable time we had. The horses were great and our guides were the best. We will be back next year!"Denise Morley
"This was an awesome adventure!! ... The private beach was pristine, the ocean view was amazing, the horses were well behaved, the experience was just incredible!!"Deb K.
"The personnel were so great. ... Horses are healthy, gentle, well cared for and loved. Recommend this for anyone who wants a great time!!"Judy Brogna