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Cruises operate daily from Poole Quay and Swanage Pier (1st April - 29th October 2017). We...
Good beer and home-made food, plus real ales and live entertainment. There is an extensive choice...
A beautiful island with wonderful views, wildlife and history including rare red squirrels, birds...
Guided Segway tours of Upton Country Park and woods on the edge of Poole Harbour.
Poole is a resort for all seasons and the perfect choice for making unforgettable holiday memories.
A bustling tourist resort in the east of Dorset, known for Europe’s largest natural harbour, award winning blue flag beaches including the world famous Sandbanks beach, a bustling quayside and a beautiful historic old town. The harbour is a haven for sailors, wildlife and water sports and is a gateway to the world heritage Jurassic Coast.
With Poole’s natural coastal setting you are sure to find plenty of superb beachside cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars making it a great place to relax with friends.
Nestled between Bournemouth, Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast Poole is the perfect base for exploring Dorset.
Why not take to the water and enjoy some of the best water sport facilities to be found on the south coast. Poole Harbour’s safe, shallow waters are ideal for trying one of over 25 water based activities. Try your hand at windsurfing, sailing or you could try catching your own dinner on a chartered fishing trip.
Poole’s traditional working quay is the gateway to its stunning harbour and islands. A great place to sit back and relax in one of the many cafés and bars on the waterside, watching ships, fishing boats and luxury Sunseeker yachts leave the harbour.
When visiting Poole Quay a stop at Poole Pottery shop is a must. See artists creating new designs at Poole Pottery’s studio or paint-a-pot and create your own masterpiece.
From Poole Quay, voyage across the sea for a harbour cruise or stop off at National Trust’s Brownsea Island. Home of the scouting movement, the island offers adventures at every turn and is rich in history and wildlife, including the rare red squirrel.
Just a short walk from Poole Quay is beautiful Poole Park, offering activities for everyone including water sports on the lake, crazy golf, Poole Park railway, soft play, ice rink and play areas.
The largest arts centre outside London, The Lighthouse always has a great line up of live shows, theatre, events and exhibitions for culture lovers.
Sports lovers will not be disappointed, have a night out with friends at the greyhound racing track or get the adrenaline going watching the Poole Pirates speedway both at Poole Stadium in the Town Centre
Poole Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world (with Sydney being the largest).
The best views and photo opportunities can be observed from the water and there are plenty of opportunities both from Poole Quay and Sandbanks Jetty to catch a boat trip across to Brownsea Island the largest of the five harbour islands and enjoy a cruise around the harbour.
Feel the breeze out on the shimmering water, sit back or hit the waves and feel energised.
Poole Quay Boat Haven is a modern, purpose built haven, conveniently situated at the eastern end of Poole Town Quay, comprising of 125 fully serviced berths for visitors, with modern facilities available on the quay and the restaurants, bars and town within walking distance. When arriving in Dorset by ferry from the Channel Islands or by cross channel ferry from France, Poole offers a warm welcome and is a vibrant location which is more than just a port so is the ideal place to start your holiday before traveling around Dorset and the South West of England.
Explore the treasures of Poole’s historic quayside, delve deep into the heart of the old town where sea captains and pirates once stood and immerse yourself in Poole’s fascinating history. Poole Museum, the Cockle Trail guided walk, treasure hunt and Poole Trail Interpretation panels will help unravel Poole’s past for explorers young and old!
Looking for accommodation? Poole has a full range of excellent establishments from modern chain hotels and guest accommodation to independent townhouse hotels or in luxury seafront locations. Sometimes you may prefer to have a self catering break and we have it covered with everything from modern quayside apartments or lodges on family friendly holiday parks and campsites.
Poole is such an exciting holiday location, we definitely recommend you staying for a short while so you can enjoy all Poole has to offer!