We are closed on Sundays

Anyone who visits the Sanctuary will tell you: There’s just something special about this place. Located on the coast between Carmel and Big Sur, California, our sanctuary is home to ten remarkable horses. Visiting the Sanctuary is a relaxing, personal way to meet the herd and learn more about our amazing stories of horse rescue and rehabilitation.


Visits are by appointment only and are offered Monday through Saturday between the hours of 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Each visit lasts approximately one hour as you are guided around the property and meet each member of the herd. Visits are limited to four people. When you email to arrange the day and time of your visit please let us know how many adults and children are in your group. A suggested minimum donation of $100 is appreciated for this private experience and is required to hold your reservation once the details are confirmed. All donations go directly to the care of the horses. To make arrangements for your personal visit please contact Sharon at



  • Visit our website and read the “Meet The Herd” section so you can familiarize yourself with each horse.
  • Check the local weather and come prepared. The weather at the Sanctuary can be quite different than that in the Carmel area due to the cool coastal breezes.  Please bring warm clothes, water bottles, sunscreen, etc. as appropriate. If it has rained in the past week, we recommend you wear waterproof boots as the Sanctuary gets very muddy. Close-toed shoes are required.
  • For our animal’s safety, please leave your pets and companion animals at home when you come to visit. For your pet’s safety, do not leave them in the car during your visit.
Visit the Sea Star Horse Sanctuary


A mask is required in some areas of the property. While most of your visit will be outside, we ask that you wear a mask while we are in the barn.


We appreciate the opportunity to inspire a deeper understanding of these sensitive, spirited beings. Although this private visit is offered free of charge, we are deeply grateful for your contribution to the horses. 

We rely 100% on Fundraising and Donations

to support our horses.


Donations from people like you make all the difference

please help a horse today

It costs approximately $10,000 a year to support just one horse. We provide our herd with high quality feed, shelter, veterinary care, training, stimulation, and a lot of love! Many of our horses have special diets and require extra veterinary care. Your support will directly impact the life of a horse, and will help Sea Star Horse Sanctuary continue its mission. You can participate by sponsoring your favorite horse, by making a one-time contribution, or by making a monthly gift to Sea Star Horse Sanctuary. All gifts are 100% tax-deductible and so, so appreciated.