Beach Polo Returns to Hotel del Coronado September 7-9, 2018

Polo America, Beach Polo at Hotel del Coronado
Image provided by Polo America. Photo Credit: Kel Casey.

Beach Polo returns to Hotel del Coronado on September 7-9, 2018. Fans will once again see the best professional polo players and ponies compete on the Hotel Del’s private beach. Fifty polo ponies and 12 polo players will bring the action to within a few feet of the spectators. The beach-playing surface is about the size of a football field, allowing the horses to reach speeds up to 30 – 35 mph. The players love our picturesque venue, the iconic hotel on one side and the beautiful blue ocean on the other. Temperatures should be ideal, ranging around the low 70s.

Polo America, Beach Polo at Hotel del Coronado
Image provided by Polo America. Photo Credit: Kel Casey.

Beach Polo at Hotel del Coronado is the social event of the summer season. Those who enjoy fine dining and world-class polo in a party atmosphere are in for a special treat. The festivities begin on Friday, September 7th as the 10,000 square foot VIP Tent on the beach is transformed into a giant cocktail lounge. The Friday night Silver tickets this year include two complimentary drinks and a souvenir Beach Polo hat. As in the past the front row is designated as Millionaire’s Row. Sixteen luxurious boxes featuring white leather furniture with seating for ten. To set a festive mood on Friday, men are invited to wear white tuxedo jackets, black tie and colorful surfer shorts. There is a contest for Best Dressed Couple.

VIP tent Polo America Beach Polo
Image provided by Polo America. Photo Credit: Kel Casey.

On Saturday and Sunday (September 8 & 9) guests can choose a box in Millionaire’s Row, a Gold VIP table or Silver tickets. New to Millionaire’s Row this year is the inclusion of twenty complimentary drink tickets. Gold VIP seating is on the front row of the second terrace in the VIP Tent. Ticket holders are treated to a formal 3-course luncheon and wine provided by Hotel del Coronado. Each day Grayse and Brady’s will have informal modeling during the polo and luncheon. Millionaire’s Row boxes and Silver tickets will have the option of purchasing an array of culinary delights from Hotel del Coronado.

  • Attire is Beach Chic. Women will be in their sundresses and hats. Men in nice slacks and shirts. (Coats optional)
  • A Hat Contest on Saturday and Sunday for Most Elegant and Original.

On the top row of the VIP Tent luxury shopping takes precedent. Attendees will be able to purchase anything from a new Porsche to a Silver Seas Yacht to a multi-million dollar estate to a new wardrobe from Grayse and Brady’s.

New this year is the addition of “The Humidor,” a private cigar-smoking tent. Guests will be able to purchase cigars and enjoy them while watching the game. “The Humidor” is placed 80’ from the VIP Tent.

Ticket prices range from $100 to $125 for Silver tickets (two drinks included), Gold tickets are $250 or $2500 for a table of ten (three course lunch and wine), and Millionaire’s Row box seats $200 or $2000 (20 drink tickets). To purchase Beach Polo tickets please call (760) 668-6093 or visit

The Polo America Beach Polo Cup is sponsored by Platinum Sponsor Hotel del Coronado, Porsche San Diego, Silver Seas Yachts, Discover Coronado, Grayse, Brady’s, Aspen Valley Polo Club and US Polo Assn.


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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: