The medieval port town of Poole is situated next to the sea and is full of tourist attractions and activities, such as its famous pottery and National Trust sites including the beautiful Brownsea Island. These appealing sights also include Poole Harbour and the Sandbanks peninsula, with excellent facilities for boating and water sports - including both windsurfing and jet skiing, a number of highly-acclaimed restaurants and cafés and historic 18-century buildings.

Poole is also one of the most popular areas in the south-west of England for fishing, deep-sea fishing, and coastal walking along the stunning Jurassic Coast. Set just back from the Quayside is the High Street, where a plethora of shopping opportunities present themselves. The Lighthouse Centre for the Arts is a fantastic venue for music acts, Comedians and top dance and drama productions. The Poole Tourist Information Centre (TIC) is also to be found on the High Street.

Visit the South Coast for fantastic summer activities and entertainment from the beaches to the centre of town!


The Beaches

Dorset beaches are amongst some of the finest in England and are often referred to as the 'Florida Keys of British beaches'. There are more than 5 km / 3 miles of golden beaches in Poole, and these are popular with both tourists and locals in the area. Poole Quay is one of the most vibrant areas in the town and has an exciting, friendly vibe. Attractions at the Quay include numerous restaurants, cafés, bars and public houses.