The beaches of Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce are proud to be one of the only places within the state of Florida that permits horseback riding on the beach! The beaches designated for this activity are secluded, rustic, and picturesque. It is the perfect opportunity for the family to embark on an unforgettable adventure or the perfect setting for a couple to solidify their commitment with a marriage proposal (many engagements happen here!). In addition, many other parks and preserves in St. Lucie have been equipped with equestrian trials and amenities to explore on horseback.
Please download our Parks and Preserves Guide for a listing of public lands that offer miles of equestrian trails. Click here.
If you are interested in riding horses on the beach with trained horses and a tour guide, please click on the Beach Tours on Horseback link below.
If you are interested in riding your own horse or horses on the beach, you must purchase an annual or weekly riding permit. To download the permit application packet, please click the appropriate link below.
St. Lucie County Resident Annual Permit Packet
St. Lucie County Resident Weekly Permit Packet
Non St. Lucie County Resident Annual Permit Packet
Non St. Lucie County Resident Weekly Permit Packet
If you are visiting the area with your horses, the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds offers RV sites and horse stall rentals to make your stay affordable and convenient. A full service RV site is just $25.00/night plus tax. A water/electric RV site is just $20/night plus tax. Horse stalls are only $20/night plus tax. To learn more about the facilities available at the Fairgrounds please click here
If you have any questions, please call (800) 344-8443.
(download the Beaches/Parks/Preserves for information on equestrian trails throughout the area)
Beach Tours on Horseback
Frederick Douglass Memorial Park