Horseback riding in South Carolina State Parks is a longtime favorite activity.

At Hunting Island State Park, you and your horse will find over four miles of coastal beach with breathtaking views, soft sand and ocean breezes. We recommend consulting the Tide Table as your best riding experience will be at low tide. Riding at Hunting Island Beach is available December, January and February, each year, and a permit is required. See below for rules and regulations.



Rules and Regulations


  • Our riding season is from December 1st through the last day of February

  • The cost of a permit is $25 per horse with a current Coggins Report

  • The permits are purchased at the Visitor Center

  • Parking is at South Beach and riding is only on the beach

  • Low tide allows the maximum space on the beach to ride

  • Riding on the trails is not permitted


Offsite Boarding 


We recommend our friends at Camelot Farms  for boarding if you are traveling a distance and want to enjoy a few days of riding. Their location on St. Helena Island is less than 15 minutes away.


Photo Courtesy of Kate Cox


Photo–Camelot Farms


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