GWR Polo On The Beach

26 June – 28 June

GWR Polo On The Beach

What’s it all about?
Watergate Bay’s biggest event, award-winning GWR Polo on the Beach, is returning with a new three-day format for its ninth year. The spectacle has attracted thousands of people each year since 2007 to watch a showcase of world-class polo, equestrian displays and family entertainment.
Spectators can expect delicious food and drink and live music alongside polo matches with international players and spectacular stunt displays. Previously a two-day event, GWR Polo on Beach has been extended to take place on Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June, and is free to attend. Polo matches will be played at 6pm on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 with other arean and beach entertainment taking place throughout the day. Sunday 28 June will be a more family orientated day including horse and dog displays.
On Saturday 27 June the beach will play host to the first ever GWR Polo on the Beach party with International DJ Krystal Roxx and live music. A selection of street food vendors, a Champagne Airstream and beach bar will be open throughout. Tickets can be purchased online at
Watergate Bay’s Will Ashworth said: “Polo on the Beach is always a major highlight for us, and we’re planning our biggest event to date for 2015.
“Around 10,000 people joined us last year to watch international polo players take to the sand. We saw some brilliant family entertainment on the beach with lots of opportunities for the public to get involved, and this year spectators can expect even more.”

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Did you know?
Polo dates back to the 5th century BC when Persian cavalry units used the game as a training exercise. Beach polo is thought to originate in Dubai in 2004 and has becoming increasingly popular around the world since then, especially in warmer climates. Watergate Bay was the first beach to host beach polo back in September 2007 and it always provides an action packed match as the polo ponies are able to accelerate, stop and turn very quickly on the sand.
Nicknamed the ‘sport of Kings’ and originating in Iran over 2,500 years ago as a war game, polo can also be played on snow as well as sand and grass. Other forms of polo include cowboy polo, elephant polo, camel polo, cycle polo and even kayak polo.


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Tickets / Price Guides

Ticket Type Ticket Price Ticket Details
Free Admission £0.00 Free Admission

Opening Times

June 26, 2015 - June 28, 2015


Polo On the Beach
Watergate Bay
Newquay Cornwall TR8 4AA

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