Poole

Dorset

Type:Town

Poole Tourist Information Centre, Poole Museum, Poole, BH15 1BW
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About

Poole is home to Europe’s largest natural harbour, with must visit highlights including a historic quayside, a quaint old town, glorious parks and gardens and beautiful beaches including the world famous, Sandbanks beach.  

A water sports-lover’s haven amid rolling Purbeck hills you are sure to be refreshed and revived after your visit.

Poole’s historic quayside is filled with the daily hustle and bustle of a working quay. Enjoy some alfresco refreshments and explore the independent, unique shops dotted along the waterfront and lower high street. 

Rich in history, there’s many a maritime tale to tell! Poole Museum is the perfect starting point with four floors of galleries and a fantastic schedule of exhibitions to enjoy.  Take the self-guided Cockle Trail walk to bring the towns rich pirate and merchant’s history to life.

The harbour offers a stunning backdrop to the town of Poole and the gateway to incredible wildlife, countryside and watersports.  The largest of the eight harbour islands is Brownsea Island.  Owned by the National Trust, it is just a 20 min ferry journey from Poole Quay. If you wish to venture further afield, regular trips run from Poole Quay, along the Wareham River and to Swanage.

When visiting Poole you will find a whole host of attractions and activities to enjoy and a food & drink scene that is renowned for its seafood. The “catch of the day” is a highlight on many menus.

With a good range of accommodation from B&Bs and guesthouses to four-star luxury, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets. 

Poole is the backdrop to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and close to the Majestic New Forest National Park . You can also explore other areas of Dorset whilst staying in Poole

For travel infromation visit our transport page

We look forward to welcoming you to the Coast with the Most! 

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Poole is centrally located on the south coast and serviced by good road links.  Easily accessible via the M3/M27 from the East and via the A35 from the West.

Public Transport Directions

Poole train station offers excellent links across the country, with services to London Waterloo regularly throughout the day. It also offers strong transport links via Poole Ferry port, nearby Bournemouth Airport, coach, bus and taxi.

 

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