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Prior to my visit to Daufuskie Island in South Carolina, the extent of my knowledge of the low country was limited to the sultry narratives of writer Pat Conroy and brief visits to Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina.

My low-country awareness was significantly enhanced after accepting an invitation to visit the private community of Haig Point, which covers 1,050 acres of the historic, bridgeless island. As a die-hard northerner, I wasn’t expecting to be mesmerized by the seductive beauty and rich culture of the area quite so quickly. To experience portions of the island on horseback was an added bonus.

Give the Experience:
A Horse of Course

For your equestrian-loving friend, why not an idyllic horseback ride along the unspoiled beaches of Daufuskie Island? Daufuskie Island Trail Rides lets you saddle up and set out on a variety of different trails that take you across the island, out along its shoreline and up to some of its most iconic locales.



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Want to ride a horse on the beach? You now can with this Daufuskie Island business


Looking for something new to do at the beach? Daufuskie Island Trail Rides is now offering beach horseback riding.

Guests can choose from a 1.5 to a 3 hour ride for between $125 to $150 depending on the season.

All levels of riders are welcome.

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