Beach Horse Rides

Beach Horse Rides | About | The Noosa Horses Difference | Availability

Reserve and pay for your ride(s) securely online. Our Calendar (below) shows times currently available as well as pricing.

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A few snaps from our @noosahorses Instagram account for you…

And here’s a quick video from a recent beach ride that we posted on our @noosahorses Instagram account. It’s starting to heat up now so you’ll see our rides times change to suit.



About Your Noosa Beach Horse Ride

Riding south to the Noosa river mouth you’ll be taking in views of Noosa main beach and the national park. It’s not uncommon to see dolphins in Laguna Bay and Whales during winter.

There’s variety of birdlife on the Noosa North Shore, among the favourites are the Brahminy kites, Sea eagles and Pied oystercatchers.

Heading back you’ll be looking up to Teewah Beach and the coloured sands. On a really clear day, you even see Double Island point!

Leaving nothing to chance, we’ll always ride at optimum times for horses and humans. Horse welfare is a very high priority for us. Optimum times also mean your photos will look just like the brochure… wide-open sandy spaces, blue and white water and waves… mind-blowing views.

Beach Rides depart daily at optimum times (see available days and times) and we have horses to suit all skill levels. Up to 4 people per ride.




The Noosa Horses Difference

Horse Welfare

We love our horses. That’s why we insist on only offering our rides at optimum times of day, month and season – always taking the prevailing conditions into account. This so you and your horse can truly enjoy the whole experience at whatever time of year you choose to go on your Noosa beach horse ride.

At home, we hand feed and water our horses. Nutritionally balanced feeds, clean stables, good rest and wide-open green paddocks are all on offer. Horse health and happiness is definitely a thing with us.

The Team 

The Noosa Horses two-man team is made up of owner-operator Patrick Lloyd, and nationally acclaimed horseman Bob Strong. Patrick is a long-time Noosa local who has been involved in tour operating and riding horses on the beach at Noosa since the early eighties.

Apart from being a very experienced horseman and tour operator, Patrick really knows how to make a great time of a horse ride. He’s friendly, personable, and just knows how to lead people into a relaxed, truly special time – turning a horse ride into a horse riding adventure – and he loves to have a laugh too!

Bob’s list of credentials are as long as your arm and his reputation as a horseman and as an all-round top bloke most definitely precede him. Bob, like Patrick, is also is a highly-experienced eco trekking guide with experience in the field dating back as far as 1996.

Bob has held positions as a Head Trainer in both Dressage and Western Performance and conducted horse foundation and refinement clinics in Moree, Tamworth, Glen Innis, Toowoomba, Gatton, Dalby, Byron Bay, Burpengary, Caboolture, Maleny and Nambour – and established Bobby Strong Equine Education in Cooroy in 2002. BSEE is now based in Wolvi.

When you go on a beach ride with Noosa Horses, it will be with Patrick, or Patrick and Bob. That’s it. Experienced horseman with serious runs on the board in tour operating and horsemanship – and you’ll see and feel that.

The team is just another reason why those who go on beach rides with Patrick and Bob say things like “simply unmatched” and “The Noosa beach horse riding experience”.


Our custom saddles (with drink holders) and equipment are something we take pride in and are constantly adding to. We take regular care of our equipment and take pride in the way our horses look and feel.

Recently we purchased a new truck to transport our horses. This allows us to ensure our horses are even more comfortable while travelling, and are always ready to enjoy the beach and waves with you.

We’ve Got Your Photos Covered

Relax, enjoy and just take in the views because we photograph each ride and make all of the photos available online with a link that only you can see. We’ll also carry your camera or GoPro too.

Attitude, Consistency and Experience

We’ve built Noosa Horses as a lifestyle business. We think you’ll feel that when you come on a ride with us. We’re not so much about the numbers. We’re about the experience. What matters to us is the experience that our horses and we-all together have on our beach horse ride. As we stay consistent with our ethos, the numbers keep taking care of themselves – without us having to overwork our horses or ourselves.

We are family guys with wives and children. We understand you want to have a safe and fun ride and return home safely to your family, and have an experience you can cherish forever and tell your friends about.

It’s for all of the points above that people keep telling us that Noosa Horses is, simply unmatched.



Availability – Booking Calendar Below

Please note that if a time slot is unavailable on our calendar it means either that the spot is already taken, or that you may be looking to ride weeks or months in the future. If you are looking at booking well in advance do please contact us.

The reason we sometimes don’t commit to offering time slots well into the future is that prefer to assess the weather and beach conditions closely and as they come to ensure you always ride at optimum times for the conditions, in turn, making your beach horse ride the most amazing it can be every time.