Two-Bit Stable Horseback Riding on the Beach

Two-Bit Stable Horseback Riding on the Beach: A Little Slice of Heaven on Cape San Blas
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

One of the most calming activities offered at Cape San Blas, this is a fabulous opportunity to ride a horse that has been selected for its temperament and enjoyment of doing its job. Given that the family who owns Two-Bit Stables has been involved in the equine industry since 1870, the horses are treated with respect and kept in comfort.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Cape San Blas is connected to the state of Florida by a sliver of land, making it feel as though it’s an oasis in the middle of the ocean. Squint, and you can practically imagine Swiss Family Robinson or Robinson Crusoe hanging in a hammock nearby.

Surrounded by the gorgeous waters of the Florida Panhandle’s Emerald Coast, Cape San Blas is like nowhere else in the country. It’s historically fascinating, full of friendly faces, and a place where you can get away from the stresses of everyday life.

One activity that melts stress away is a horseback ride along the stunning beaches of Cape San Blas. Whether you’ve never ridden a horse before or have been riding your entire life, there is a horse waiting for you at Two-Bit Stable.

Imagine becoming one with a well-trained horse as you cantor along the “Forgotten Coast,” listening to the waves as they lap the shore. Imagine stopping long enough to watch the sun set or a dolphin playing in the water. If the mental picture is enough to lower your blood pressure, Two-Bit Stable is the perfect stop for you and your party.

Horses at Two-Bit Stable are all professionally trained and love their strolls down the beach. In fact, they’re so adept at what they do that they’ll stop on command to pose for a photo. These are horses that have been raised to enjoy meeting new people, and they certainly do appear to come to life as they are introduced to a new rider.

If your nightmare scenario is a runaway horse, there is no need to worry. County guidelines require that horseback riding in Cape San Blas be “walks only.” Horses from Two-Bit Stables have been trained to walk with their guests, giving you time to look around and enjoy the sheer beauty of the beach.

The following is a breakdown of available rides:

One-Hour Ride
Goes out at different times of day (depending upon when it’s most comfortable), this ride is popular with families that include young children. It’s a great option for an adult who needs to ride double with a child four years of age or younger.

Sunrise Ride
Quickly becoming a favorite, the sunrise ride gives you the entire beach to yourself as the sun peeks out over the horizon. The colors of the beach against the blue waters are stunning and it’s the best chance of the day to see dolphins from the beach. In short, the perfect way to start the perfect day.

Sunset Ride
If you’ve ever dreamed of riding off into the sunset, this may be the closest you can come to it. The sunset ride is an awesome way to unwind as you put distance between you and your stress. The sun sinks as stars appear and it’s as though there is no one else on the planet but you and the people you’re riding with.

Regardless of the ride you choose, you will want to make sure that you bring your camera and sunscreen. Also, please be aware that there is a strict limit of 250 pounds imposed on all riders.

This activity makes our must-do list for Cape San Blas. Prepare to be one with nature and enjoy pure relaxation that can only be found on this small slice of paradise.

Insider Tips:
-Want to treat your horse to a special treat? The stables allow you to bring carrots for them!
-Don’t take a chance on getting left behind! If you are late and others are scheduled to ride, the guide will leave without you.
-While children are welcome, it is a good idea to arrive early and let the children become familiar and comfortable with the animals.