Equestrian Beach at Hunting Island
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 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
For more information on permits please contact:
Hunting Island State Park
South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism
2555 Sea Island Parkway
St. Helena Island, SC 29920
Photo Courtesy of LaDonna R. Heise
MAP OF HUNTING ISLAND