Beach & Trail Rides by Horseback San Diego, California
Ride. Relax. Refresh. Come forget it all and enjoy a horseback ride with experienced guides on our gentle horses.Surfside Ranch provides a relaxing adventure through beautiful nature trails or frolicking on the cool sandy beaches of San Diego, CA.

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Welcome to Surfside Ranch, home of the original Happy Trails Horse Rentals. Located just minutes from the only beach in San Diego County where you can ride a horse.

Ride. Relax. Refresh.

Surfside Ranch offers horseback riding, pony rides, a petting zoo and much more. We have horseback adventures for the novice and the experienced rider alike. Our experienced guides and gentle horses with take you on either a beach or trail adventure where you can relax and refresh while taking in the beautiful scenery. For our guided beach rides, we deliver the horses right to Border Field State Park so that you can spend your full time on the beach in the cool ocean breeze or scouting for dolphins in the nearby waves. Our trail rides take you through scenic trails that are home to a variety of native wildlife and vegetation. Whatever you choose, you are sure to enjoy the peaceful experience on your trusty steed.

Surfside Ranch is also the perfect venue for your western themed party or event. The western town lets you step back in time and experience a little bit of the Old West. Children and adults alike appreciate the down home feel and hospitality at our western venue whatever the occasion; birthday, party, corporate picnic or wedding. We also offer a wagon rides, pony rides, petting zoo and animal lectures.

Surfside Ranch allows you relax and refresh on our guided trail and beach rides or while partying in our western town. To learn more or schedule your ride or event, call or visit us online today!

Beach Rides by Horseback

Map & Directions

2225 Hollister Street, San Diego, California 92154
Points of Interest
Surfside Ranch
San Diego, California


  • Reservations Required

Age range, type of group

From hand led pony rides to 2 hour trail and beach rides, Surfside Ranch can accommodate almost any rider.

Western Venue


For the safety of you and our horses, we ask that:

All riders wear closed toe shoes and jeans.
Riders cannot exceed a maximum weight limit of 240lbs.
Riders under 18 must wear a helmet - you can bring your own or we will be happy to provide one for you.
No riders under the age of 6 can ride on trail.
Children that are 6 & 7 years old can ride, but must be ponied by the trail guide.
All trail rides must be accompanied by a trail guide & there are no unsupervised rides.
All riders are required to sign Release Form.
We ride to the ability of the least experienced rider in your party. We allow walking and trotting only. Experience is determined at your guide's discretion. This is to ensure the safety, well being, and enjoyment of all guests.

Experience of a Lifetime


Happy Trails Horse Rentals
Happy Trails Horse Rentals

Listing # RA-1279333
Starting at:
USD $50 per trip pp
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