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Poole, Dorset - Tourist Information, Review, Pictures and Things to do in Poole

Poole is a large coastal town situated on the south coast of England in the County of Dorset. Its landscape is made up of natural harbours, stunning beaches, bustling quays and traditional seaside towns. Sandbanks beach in particular is the most attractive area combining both the harbour on one side and the sandy beach on the other. It is a small peninsular crossing the mouth of Poole Harbour and has everything you could possibly need for a great day out at the seaside.

The harbour is always a relaxing area with benches and a walkway overlookingthe boats bobbing on the sea. Not only this but further along the harbour, you can see a variety of water sports taking place from windsurfing to kite surfing. One could sit and watch these fascinating sports as well as looking out to the harbour for quite a while whilst taking in the sea air and leaving behind their everyday life.

image beach in Poole-Dorset


Despite Sandbanks being a smaller, quieter beach than the nearby Bournemouth, it certainly doesn’t lack in necessities. It comes fully equipped with the softest, cleanest sand, the most non-polluted sea and it is not overcrowded which all create the perfect combination for seaside fun. Look into hiring one of the many huts lining the promenade so that changing into sea clothes can be done with much more ease than struggling in the public bathroom or even one handed whilst trying not to drop the towel! For full day hire, the price is not too expensive and for a half day, discounts are available so make sure to ask at the beach office first. These can be locked so there is no need to be anxiously looking to see if your bag is safe on the beach while you are enjoying the sea waves – another advantage in my books!

Poole HarbourThere is also a shop where you can buy beach essentials such as frisbees, beach balls, wind breaks, tourist souvenirs and much more so don’t worry if you’ve forgotten to bring something. If you are feeling peckish whilst on the beach, which to be honest, building sandcastles, burying people in the sand and swimming in the sea can be hard work, there are a few kiosks where snacks, ice-cream etc. can be bought. If something more substantial is needed however, there is an excellent beach café with a whole variety of hot and cold foods. Picture this though…a traditional seaside dish of Fish and Chips, presented with a twist, eaten whilst overlooking the sea, what more can you ask for? So, what are you waiting for? Get down to Poole for an extremely fun day out!


Poole Facts

Location – Dorset, England
Population – 154,718 (2011 census)
Area – 25.05 sq mi (64.88 sq km)
Poole Harbour – Largest Natural Harbour in Britain
Sandbanks – Most expensive place to live in Europe!

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