The following hotels know the polo and have hosted polo guests in the past. Depending on your requirement and availability they may offer you upgrades or discounts if you say you are coming to the area to support the polo at Sandbanks.
Otherwise, Poole Tourism www.pooletourism.com has a great variety of local hotels and B&Bs to choose from. For those with ‘festival’ tendencies, I am afraid there is no camping allowed on the beach or in the car park!
Smart casual – you will look out of place in jeans, trainers or sportswear! All seating is uncovered – please dress appropriately. Ladies! please bring suitable shoes as some parts of the site are on sand and access to the site will require you to walk across the beach.
For Satnav users the postcode BH13 7QQ will take you to the event carpark. Others should follow the AA event signs, sharply dressed folk in smart cars or their trusted road maps. One option is to make use of the Parking Spaces in and around Poole Bus Station. From there, on the hour, the Number 52 bus takes you straight to Sandbanks in about 30 mins! For further information go to www.wdbus.co.uk
For phone users click thislink and it will load up google maps.
There will be a variety of good quality, reasonably priced food and beverages at the event throughout the day. No food or drinks (other than water) is to be brought into the event area. Guests will be welcome to leave the event at any stage to take advantage of the other catering outlets on or near the beach. Sandpolo hospitality guests will be catered for throughout in the Arena Marquee. Please do not bring any glass to the event.
Bags may be checked by the event organisers at any time. Cancellation of the event will only take place if extreme circumstances make it unsafe to play. The event organisers reserve the right to refuse admission or remove ticket holders from the event without giving a reason. No glass is to be taken onto the beach.
Hot tips for the sun – don’t forget to: Slip (on a long sleeved T-shirt) Slap (on a broad brimmed hat) and Slop (on some sun cream) For your own safety and for the safety of others please stay away from the horses.
Providing the four national tests for easing restrictions are met (as set out in the Government road map), the social event of the summer will go ahead on the 9-10 July (under step 4 guidelines).
Should there be any delay to this easing, we have back-up dates in place of 17-18 September.
Should July not go ahead all tickets are either refundable or can be carried forward to September. If the worst happens and September is not possible then tickets can be carried forward to 2022 or are refundable.