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Monterey Bay Equestrian Center

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Address: 119 Monterey Dunes Way, Salinas, CA 95012-9772
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+1 831-663-5712
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08:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
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We offer wonderful horseback rides along Monterey Bay. Our horses are well...

We offer wonderful horseback rides along Monterey Bay. Our horses are well cared for and the guides are friendly and helpful. Our stables is located as published but our horseback rides on the beach are located at the Molera Lot of the Salinas River State Beach. It can be found at the end of Monterey Dunes Way. Please rely on the directions found using the map to the beach link on our website.

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Great ride on the beach

We had a wonderful morning with my 2 girls at the beach this morning. The crew was awesome, the horses really great. The dunes are so peaceful and the beach ride is a lifetime... read more

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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful morning with my 2 girls at the beach this morning. The crew was awesome, the horses really great. The dunes are so peaceful and the beach ride is a lifetime experience. Great time and souvenir for a while!

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Moses Lake, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous experience! Dani our guide made the trip memorable and calmed my daughters anxiety as the trip was a surprise and she had never ridden a horse before. The view leading to the ocean from the trail was absolutely beyond description.. The guide made all the difference for the ride.

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1 Thank tamsadventures16
Horseyeller, Owner at Monterey Bay Equestrian Center, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice comment. We will send the message to Dani. We hope to see you again. Be sure to add photos as well. It's nice have customer-contributed ones. More 

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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide Erin was great. We really enjoyed the 90 minute beach ride. The horses were great as well.

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Thank John F
Horseyeller, Owner at Monterey Bay Equestrian Center, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review. Erin is a recent addition to our staff and it's nice to see her mentioned so soon. We hope to have you as guests again. More 

Bellingham
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Regardless of your experience level, this is a wonderful outing! Very few places let you ride on the beach. Our guide Bridget perfectly matched each horse to each rider. We had equestrians and newbies in our group and we all had a great time. We felt safe in the hands of our knowledgeable guides. The animals were in good condition... More 

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Chico, California
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I'm always kind of hesitant to do guided rental rides, especially with ranches in vacation towns, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The horses were very well cared for, trained well, and easily accommodated all types of riders. The ride itself is absolutely beautiful, miles and miles of sandy beach just feet from the crashing waves. My 8 year old... More 

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Salinas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The horses were in great shape, and the trail guides carefully matched horse to rider, from adults to kids. The patient guides encouraged photos and even provided carrots to feed our horses. Delightful! We highly recommend this.

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Marina, California
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great time riding horses on the beach! Our guides, Lisa and Dani were no-no-nonsense, friendly and fun! The horse were gentle, "Thank you" Angel, Dakota, and Little Dude! We're locals and have gone riding in Pebble, but this was closer to home and more laid back! We hope to do this periodically!

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Went on a ride with Mike as our guide. We had an absolute blast! He was really funny and engaging and also knowledgeable on how to ride. Highly recommend!!

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Horseyeller, Owner at Monterey Bay Equestrian Center, responded to this review

thank you so much, Mike (owner) More 

Santa Monica, California
1 review
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Truly one of the best experiences of the year. Our guide Bridgette was right on time and met us with Angel and Torino. The horses were perfectly matched with our personalities and obviously well care for a trained. Riding these beautiful horses through the surf was absolutely magical. Bridgette was lovely and told us all about the area, the landscape,... More 

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Such a wonderful experience. Great service, beautiful ride and the ride staff were wonderful with our daughters (ages 7 & 9). Would highly recommend!

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