And some of the country's top professional polo players descended on a beach near Newquay earlier this week.
Watergate Bay's usual surfers stepped aside for the riders, who competed in a special match on the sand. It's the sixth Polo on the Beach event and attracted plenty of spectators.
Here's some video filmed by our cameraman on Tuesday night.
One of the south west's most spectacular beaches will provide the backdrop for a special polo match tomorrow night.
Beach polo has become increasingly popular and today some of the riders and their ponies taking part in the match dipped their toes and hooves in the water for a practice session. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy was there.
The RNLI has issued a major warning to beach-goers after a series of sea rescues.Read the full story ›
The RNLI is warning people of the dangers of the coast after more than twenty people were rescued from one bathing spot in one day.
RNLI lifeguards at Croyde beach rescued 24 people after bathers and bodyboarders were caught in strong rip currents. The casualties, including children, were dragged away from the beach and unable to make it back to shore in the conditions.
RNLI lifeguards carried out several rescues throughout the day (Tuesday July 24th) as people struggled.
A consultation on plans to ban dogs from some of Cornwall’s most popular beaches has reignited a massive debate about the matter.Read the full story ›
People get to have their say on plans to ban dogs from some of Cornwall's most popular beaches.Read the full story ›
Plans to ban dogs from some of Cornwall's most popular beaches go out to consultation for twelve weeks from today. The proposals could see a permanant year-round ban on dogs at St Ives Harbour beach.
Four beaches in Devon have lost their blue flag status - for safety and cleanliness. 18 in the South West HAVE won flags - 6 in Cornwall and 12 in Devon.
Croyde Bay and Woolacombe Sands in North Devon, Bigbury-on-Sea in South Devon and Preston Sands in Torbay all lost the coveted status.