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Polo on the Beach, Watergate Bay, Cornwall


  • Located in Watergate, Cornwall, South West England, England
  • Watergate Beach/Tregurrian Beach is a big, low tide stretch of sand running from the Newquay area north to Stem and Griffin's Points. Roughly in the middle of this, where the high cliffs dip towards the beach, is Watergate Bay Hotel. Every year, polo matches are played on the beach below the hotel. Thousands of people attend. Given its popularity, Polo on the Beach has been turned into a weekend event. In addition to polo matches, in recent years there has also been a kitesurfer vs pony challenge, Cossack horsemen and live music
  • When we photographed and researched Polo on the Beach in 2013, despite the crowds, there was plenty of parking in the car park near the hotel. There are public toilets by the car park. Whilst we'd recommend getting close to the action, you can also watch from the high cliffs that fringe the beach
  • By James Penman

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Watergate Beach/Tregurrian Beach, Cornwall

Located in Watergate, Cornwall, South West England, England

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At low tide, a vast strip of sand arcs north east from Newquay Harbour to Trevelgue Head and then up to Stem Point and Griffin's Point. The upper section of this strip of sand is Watergate Beach or Tregurrian Beach. The...

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28 Waves
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Total Bedrooms: 1; Maximum Occupants: 4; Rates: 270 - 870 Per Week

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25 Waves
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Total Bedrooms: 2; Maximum Occupants: 6; Rates: 490 - 1,420 Per Week

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30 Waves
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Less than a mile away.

Total Bedrooms: 1; Maximum Occupants: 4; Rates: 270 - 870 Per Week

Waves is a new development just a stone's throw from the golden sands at Watergate Bay. Being located so close to the beach means the apartment is perfect for children and has easy access to the great coastline trails fo...

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