Poole is home to the second largest natural harbour in the world and is renowned for its watersports. Poole Quay is lined with beautiful merchant houses alongside modern architecture. Enjoy the cobbled streets and take the Cockle Trail Walk or enjoy a boat ride to Brownsea Island.
From basking on the UK’s best beach – Sandbanks – to learning a new water sport or discovering miles of walks and cycleways, Poole is packed with tonnes to keep the whole family amused. Adventurers of all ages can explore Poole Quay, with its museum, Poole Pottery and the RNLI as well as flotillas of boats, working harbour and channel ferry port. You can see Sunseekers building the superyachts of superstars; do a bit of crabbing or tuck into a great meal. With its eight unique islands and striking peninsula, the harbour is a haven for sailors, wildlife and water sport enthusiasts and is the gateway to the world heritage Jurassic Coast. Find out what local events are happening around town. Brought to you by Poole Tourism, visit www.pooletourism.com
Start your adventure with the cliff-top woodland walkways, pirate play areas or by climbing gaint woodland insects along Poole’s three miles of award-winning golden sands. Family-friendly Blue Flag beaches offer the perfect place for seashore detectives to play, explore and sharpen their sandcastle skills; whilst for the more adventurous, Poole Harbour’s safe and shallow waters are ideal for trying one of over 25 water-based activities.
Tower Park is the south coast’s leading entertainment complex, situated on the outskirts of Poole, on the A3049 and close to Bournemouth. The Park is a lively venue and includes a cinema, bowlplex and choice of dining venues and features Splashdown and Lemur Landings. With British weather being what it is, it’s useful to have an all-weather back up plan in if you have young children that need entertaining! Splashdown has 13 thrilling flume rides and an under 8s children’s wet play area. Whilst thrill seekers brave high speeds and sheer drops, the Buccaneer Beach and Buccaneer Splash, an interactive water play area complete with starter flume areas, provides buckets full of fun for younger children. Or discover a jungle of fun at Lemur Landings, an empire of soft play for under 12s – it’s one of the largest indoor soft play centres in Dorset. It has multi-level play frames, multi-slide bridges, tunnels, ball cannons and much more.
There are several ways of getting to Poole from the campsite. For avoiding traffic though, we recommend the following directions:
Turn right out of the campsite and follow the road to the t-junction opposite The Horton Inn. Turn left onto the B3078 and continue all the way to Wimborne. Continue on to Westborough/B3078. Leave Wimborne, going straight over the roundabout which crosses the A31, take the B3074. Then A350 to Poole.