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When you visit Hatteras Island, you’ll want to spend time on the beaches. With the Outer Banks just a short drive away, and staying at Shore Details on the coast, there’s no shortage of sand and water. If you’re wanting to do something unique on your vacation, look into horseback riding on Hatteras Island or the Outer Banks on the beach. Riding horseback can be delightful and invigorating, but it will surely be something you’ll remember forever. 

Where to Go to Horseback Ride on Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks

If you’re interested in horseback riding on Hatteras Island or the Outer Banks, read below to find the best places to take you on this adventure. 

Equine Adventures

On a guided horseback ride through Equine Adventures, you’ll travel on the beach to explore the habitat of the Carolina coast. Ride through the Maritime forest of Frisco, and see beautiful views of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The guides will go at any pace you’re comfortable with, from a leisurely stroll to a brisk canter. Morning and afternoon rides are available, and all riders must be 10 years or older. For more information or to book, visit the Equine Adventures website

Lighthouse Horse Rides

Lighthouse Horse Rides can accompany both small and large groups, so no matter the occasion they’ll always have your back. Lighthouse horse rides will take you on a guided tour to explore the beauty of the Outer Banks right on the beach! Rides typically last an hour, but if you’d like to ride for longer, they’re more than happy to continue. To make a reservation, call or text Lighthouse Horse Rides at 252-296-2929.

Hatteras Island Horseback Riding

Hatteras Island Horseback Riding has a phenomenal family and group package – pay for two riders, and all others ride for free! For only $190, your group can enjoy a beautiful two-hour horseback ride on the beaches in Hatteras Island. You’ll love all of the picturesque views and the plenty of places that make a great photo-op. To make your group’s reservation, book online, or call 252-216-9191.  

Photo of a Heavenly Shore Detail's Pool Home. Just Minutes from the Best Hatteras Island Horseback Riding Stables.Shore Details: The Best Hatteras Island Vacation Rentals

At Shore Details, you’ll find the rental of your dreams. Wake up to beautiful views of the sandy beaches with your morning cup of coffee, and come back to relax after your horseback riding adventure. Each of our spacious rentals is perfect for your group, no matter how small or large. Come see what we are all about, and book your vacation rental cottage today.

The barrier islands off of North Carolina, known as the Outer Banks, are a beautiful place to spend an afternoon exploring. The islands are infamous for their open-sea beaches, state parks, and shipwreck diving sights! But unless you plan to walk the stretch of one of these islands, you’ll want some mode of transportation so that you can maximize your afternoon. Some of the best things to do in the Outer Banks involve transportation around the islands itself!

The Best Things to Do in Outer Banks

Making your way around the Outer Banks can be one of the highlights of the afternoon. Instead of walking, try a more adventurous route, like biking, horseback riding, or a jeep rental! Enjoy the sun and the sea breeze

Island Jeep & Car Rentals

What sounds better than driving around the beach with the top off of a jeep, feeling the sun on your face and the wind in your hair? Not a whole lot! Island Jeep & Car Rentals has a variety of jeeps so that you can cruise the Outer Banks in style. Choose from more than ten jeeps – they have two and four-door Jeep Wrangler options equipped for Outer Banks terrain. To reserve your jeep rental today, call 252-441-0771.

Ocean Atlantic Rentals

Ocean Atlantic Rentals has bikes for the whole family! With multiple sizes and feature rental bikes for both kids and adults, you’ll be ready to take on the Outer Banks terrain. To make biking easier, Ocean Atlantic Rentals also rents e-bikes (Electric Bicycles), fat tire bicycles, and kiddie kart trailers if not everyone in your family can pedal yet. Baskets and helmets are also available so that you can carry any essentials with ease, and stay safe. Call 1-800-635-9339 to make your reservation today.

Outer Banks Guided Beach Horseback Ride

Photo of Wild Horses on the Beach, One of the Best Things to do in Outer Banks.No experience is required to enjoy this ride along the Outer Banks! This beautiful, nature-filled horseback ride on the beach will surely be memorable for you and your group. If you’re not entirely comfortable with horseback riding, don’t worry, because the guides will introduce you to your horse and give you a short lesson before the ride begins! For an hour, you’ll explore the Outer Banks on horseback, and a professional photographer will capture the moments forever for you. Book online to make your reservation!

From the Outer Banks to Shore Details

Shore Details has an array of luxury vacation rentals that will be the perfect fit for any group of any size. We are conveniently located near all the major attractions and activities of Hatteras Island, and just thirty minutes away from all of the best things to do in the Outer Banks! Our goal is to help you create a vacation you’ll remember for a lifetime. To make your reservation, please give us a call at 252-207-0179.

Shore Details has an extensive collection of premier Hatteras Island vacation rentals affording prime access to some of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast. Hatteras Island has an ideal subtropical climate as well as one of the longest coastlines in the United States – stretching over 50 miles affording you plenty of things to do on Hatteras Island, including several family-friendly beach activities.


Take advantage of the breeze by going kiteboarding or windsurfing. Miles of open water in the Pamlico Sound–one of the largest lagoons in all of North America–gives you plenty of space to roam free. With Hatteras Island being less populated as well, launching points on shore and traffic in the water itself are minimal, creating an idyllic sense of adventure.


Reword this one, maybe in the sound but not in the ocean where we can have rough surf and dangerous undercurrents. Speaking of Pamlico Sound, you have the opportunity to walk out into the sea up to 100 feet without losing your footing. The shallows, paired with the lack of ocean trenches, makes it a phenomenal beach for surf fishing. The Gulf Stream and Labrador Current also intersect bringing in a unique array of fish that you may have never thought to catch in North Carolina.


Another activity that forges a piece of mind is sightseeing. Hatteras Island has some fascinating spots such as the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. It oversees one of the most hazardous sections in the Atlantic Coast. Graveyard of the Atlantic is the nickname given to the dangerous sandbar Diamond Shoals just off the coast where hundreds of shipwrecks took place. Just south is Ocracoke Island, where you will likely have to ferry across but will be able to see unique wildlife such as pony herds and migrating birds.

4×4 Drive

One of the more unique beach activities you can participate in is driving a 4×4 along the shore. Shore Details offers rental packages that include a cooler, a fishing rod rack, and unlimited miles. As long as you have a permit and follow the rules, it can be a memorable experience swerving on the sand and exploring the entire beach where you can claim your own spot for the day.


Wrap up a full day of beach activities with a bonfire. You can get the whole family around it and have hot dogs, brats, or s’mores. Our sandy beaches and incredible ocean views are a perfect setting for a summer memory straight out of a commercial!