15th May 2017
Here is our ‘everything you need to know’ guide for visiting.
The 10th anniversary happening takes place on May 19th, 20th and 21st. (Friday to Sunday).
The weekend focuses on the two matches which take place on the Friday and Saturday evenings, both at 6.30pm. Events take place throughout the afternoons including Segway polo matches, Knights of Middle England jousting display, dance display and fireworks on the Friday night.
On Friday night an Asado BBQ takes place in the Beach Hut, followed by free music on the beach and a fireworks display at around 9.30pm.
On Saturday night, the beach party takes place with live music from local bands William The Conqueror and The Andy Quick Band, followed by headliners Molotov Jukebox. More about this ticketed event. https://www.watergatebay.co.uk/polo/event/beach-party-tickets/. Sunday is a more relaxed family day where four-legged friends participate in the dog show and the RNLI will be on the beach.
The Aspall beach bar, Jacquart champagne bar and Tarquin’s gin bar will be open from 11am each day, while there will be a range of street food stalls on the beach, as well as the Venus Beach Company. The Beach Hut will be open too, but booking is strongly recommended. Most of the stalls accept credit and debit cards.
It’s free to attend Polo on the Beach, while the Friday night Asado BBQ and Saturday night beach party are ticketed events.
There are no cash machines in Watergate Bay although many stalls accept credit and debit cards.
Parking is available in the field overlooking the bay at a cost £3.50 per day, from where you walk down the coast path to the beach.
Watergate Bay is dog friendly all year round, though on a lead for the weekend, especially around the pitch and food areas.
Public toilets are available across the road, with portable toilets in the extreme car park. There is a disabled toilet in The Beach Hut restaurant on the beach.
Don’t forget to share your photographs and tweets to #Poloonthebeach.
For the full timetable of events visit the official website – https://www.watergatebay.co.uk/polo/.
See you there!