Horse riding on the beach
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Horse riding on the beach

By April 10, 2015Families

Whether you’re looking for a beginner’s lesson for your four-year-old, a peaceful plod down a country lane for you and the kids, or a lone gallop along a long sandy beach – Newquay Riding Stables is the place to head.

Just a quick 15 minute drive from Bedruthan Hotel, the stables overlook picturesque Trenance Boating Lake and are just across the road from the River Gannel, which offers a lovely ride for beginners and more experienced riders alike.


I’ve been taking my children to Trenance Stables for a few years now, and have always found it a friendly, safe and fun stable.

They offer lessons for children from four years old and up starting from £8 per person for half an hour. Along with pony trekking, they also offer hack rides and long rides for more experienced riders, including beautiful scenic beach rides for a really unique experience.

If there is a group of you, they also offer discounts which are ideal for a children’s party or celebration.

If you find yourself at the boating lake but haven’t booked a ride, it’s worth asking if the children can have a sit on a horse and a little go up and down the lane – the stables sometimes offer this service in exchange for a small charitable donation.


To book or for more information see the Newquay Riding Stables website or contact them on 01637 872699.

For more inspiration for exciting things to do in Cornwall with the family, take a look at our Cool Places to Play blog post for some more hidden gems.

If this sounds like your ideal family holiday outing, why not take a look at our current Family Offers and Breaks, so that you can start planning your dream holiday.