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Sand Polo (est. 2008)

Friday 7th July 2023 | Saturday 8th July 2023

The polo at Sandbanks (the British Beach Polo Championships) is the largest beach polo event in the world. When polo is played in an enclosed arena it has been referred to as ‘Ice Hockey on Horse Back’.

The polo ponies love the sand – they can accelerate, turn on a sixpence and stop in a heartbeat. The thrill and excitement of horses galloping on the sand, the English Channel as a backdrop, sipping champagne amongst glamorous company – it’s an intoxicating mix.

When the ponies have left for the stables, catch the players partying into the night alongside the sponsors and spectators.


The Parties


Following the thrill of the day’s action, the energy continues into the evening as we proceed to the after-party from 6pm-midnight on both nights.



'The matches are fast and furious,  and the extra-large orange ball,

designed not to get lost in the sand, flies around at speeds of up to 100mph.’

The Guardian


Boogie on the Beach

Friday 7th July 2023 (6pm-midnight)

Party to the sounds of acclaimed Soul, Motown and Disco artists at this one of a kind evening party on Sandbanks Beach! Expect live shows, bands and DJs from around the UK and beyond. This year’s special guest is the Queen of UK Soul, Mica Paris, who brings her full band to Sandbanks, supported by Wonderband and a host of DJs.



Sandbanks is probably the most exclusive beach community in the UK. The infamous peninsular extends out across Poole Harbour on the scenic Dorset coast. It boasts upmarket luxurious homes and pristine ‘Blue Flag’ beaches.


Weekend Closing Party

Saturday 8th July 2023 (6pm-midnight)

A genre-defying and decade-hopping night of entertainment on Sandbanks Beach to celebrate the closing of Sandpolo weekend in style, featuring Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp, who brings his party set to close the weekend in style, alongside celebrity favourite DJ Charles, a Gypsy Kings live show from ‘Bamboleo’, and a host of other acts.

Please note: The evening parties are included in the ticket price.

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Martin Kemp

DJ Set

Weekend Closing Party
Saturday 8th July 2022




Boogie on the Beach
Friday 7th July 2022

Food & Drink


There’s no shortage of choice for guests at Sandpolo. Visit our food village and you’re bound to find something delicious for lunch or supper. There are bars a-plenty too, so you definitely won’t go thirsty!

If you want to spend the day in style, we recommend our hospitality package – you won’t be disappointed! Guests benefit from exclusive access to the hospitality marquee, with a champagne reception, exquisite lunch, and  afternoon tea, before joining celebrities and players in the VIP marquee for the evening party.


Getting to Sand Polo

Visiting Sand Polo Club

Poole is easily accessible with a fast rail connection

(100 minutes direct from London Waterloo),

good road access (30 minutes from Southampton)

and 2 International airports within 45 minutes.

Address: Sandbanks beach, Banks Rd, Poole, BH13 7QQ

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