Discover Poole in Dorset
Poole in Dorset sits right on the south coast between Bournemouth and the picturesque Studland Peninsula, leading to Swanage beyond. The area itself is known as the Isle of Purbeck, which covers the picturesque coastal area between Poole and Swanage. Poole is famous for its long stretches of sandy beach and various attractions making it one of the most popular coastal holiday destinations in the UK. This classic seaside town is also famous for its pier and rugged coastline which is popular with ramblers and nature lovers.
Poole harbour is a historic natural bay bordered by golden beaches and magnificent cliffs and rock formations. Unusual chalk formations Old Harry Rocks mark the furthest easterly point of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The South West Coast Path snakes across the cliff tops offering stunning vistas across the English Channel. Shell Bay is a popular site for families – littered with pretty shells and fossils.
Poole itself is a pretty town with many quaint shopping streets and restaurants selling fresh seafood lining the seafront parade. High street brands and. Including Dolphin Shopping Centre and Castlepoint Shopping Park. Nearby attractions also include Poole Museum, Adventure Wonderland, Splashdown Waterpark, Farmer Palmers Farm Park and Bournemouth Aviation Museum. Boat trips are available across Poole Bay to Brownsea Island, which is home to native red squirrels and lots of other wildlife. Upmarket Sandbanks rests on the peninsula, an exclusive area famous for its multi-million-pound mansions overlooking the sea.
Poole Rail Station connects the town with neighbouring areas and cities - which can also be reached via motorway links.