Swimming with Horses in the Cornish Sea

Penzance, Cornwall

Swimming with Horses is the new swimming with dolphins says Rosie Carr

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If you think you need to leave the UK to have an unforgettable summer experience, think again. Book a magical staycation in the West Country and go swimming with horses in the Cornish sea.

Plan the experience of a lifetime this summer with Cornwall Swimming Horses. Tailor-made for each rider, you can enjoy the freedom of horse riding, without the fear of falling off.

Life enhancing experience

Wild swimming with horses in the ocean isn’t just a fun and unique experience, but also designed to be therapeutic. Each riding activity is based around the philosophy of working in the moment, to suit the best needs of both the riders and the horses.

Horse and rider on the beach

Bespoke swims

No two swims at Cornwall Swimming Horses are the same, with each one designed to fit your riding ability and the experience you’re after. It’s completely suitable for novice riders and tailored to your individual needs.

For the more experienced rider

Cornwall Swimming Horses also offers bespoke riding experiences for experienced riders. The beach rides all take place on a spectacular sandy beach that runs from Marazion to Penzance. For a really special experience you can book a dawn ride and gallop across the beach as the sun rises across St Michael’s Mount.

Three horses and riders galloping across the beach

Captivating Cornwall

Cornwall Swimming Horses are based on the stunning southwest coast of England and you should definitely take some time to explore the area while you’re there. The beaches are overlooked by the charming small island of St Michael’s Mount, which you can get to by walking across an ancient, cobbled causeway when the tide is low. The historic port town of Penzance is also close by and is well worth a visit for its vibrant arts culture, beautiful architecture and great coastal walks.

Beach in Penzance, Cornwall

How to get there


By train: The nearest station is St Erth, a five-hour journey from London Paddington. From St Erth you can catch the no 17 bus or geta taxi to finish your journey (both take around 10 minutes.)

By car: Cornwall Swimming Horses is around a six-hour drive from London

Where to eat


Go for a cosy pub meal at the nearby Mexico Inn or for a really special dinner head into Penzance and try the local seafood set menu at The Shore Restaurant.



Cornwall Swimming Horses offer bespoke experiences, which can be customised to be as gentle as needed for each rider.

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