Beach polo returns this weekend

NEWPORT, R.I. — Beach polo, sponsored by The Hermitage Club, returns to the Newport Winter Festival this Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18, at 2 p.m., weather permitting.

The exciting 2-day outdoor polo exhibition will take place at Easton’s Beach (locally known as 1st Beach), in Newport, Rhode Island. 

For beach polo weather updates, please call (401) 846-0200.  Click Here for directions.

The beach polo exhibition, organized by Newport Polo with headquarters in Portsmouth, will feature teams competing each day in a match composed of 4 chukkers (periods of play) for a duration of 1+ hour, during low tide.

Spectators are encouraged to witness the fast-paced contests in the picturesque setting and cheer on the teams, playing on thoroughbred mounts.

Admission and parking at the Easton’s Beach parking lots are free. 

This is an alcohol-free event.  Please observe Easton’s Beach Rules:

Current beach conditions: 

Beach polo is a low-impact, eco-friendly exhibition, and a much-anticipated highlight on the opening weekend of the Newport Winter Festival.  

This is the 30th annual Newport Winter Festival, running from Feb. 16 to 25.  More than 100 events taking place throughout Newport County will be featured in ‘New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza,’ combining food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages. 

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