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Poole Harbour

Poole, England
+44 1202 709971
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Poole, England
+44 1202 709971
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Reviewed yesterday

There is always something going on around Poole Harbour. Whether during the day or in the evening with numerous kiosks,cafes and atmospheric pubs along the quay where you can sit and watch the boats. There are also a number of boat trips that can be...More

Thank Joseph E
Reviewed yesterday

Lovely town with good shopping,cafes and pubs. If the wethers fine a great place to explore Would love to go back.

Thank DurhamEvvo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I can't adequately describe the consummate beauty of this area. It's breathtaking, even when the sun isn't shining!

Thank genghisgirl
Reviewed 3 days ago

We live in the Poole area and always feel so privileged to live and enjoy Poole, Bournemouth and the New Forest. It is a pity Poole Council does not have the same get up and go as Bournemouth Council - Poole harbour is the 2nd...More

Thank Keith L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great to stroll along the quay and see all the boats, including the luxury cruisers rolling off the production line on the opposite bank. Many quaint cafes, and a place to book trips to Brownsea island. Good fun having a statue of Baden-Powell to pose...More

Thank drpetembe
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous harbour with many very expensive yachts and sun seekers! Well worth a visit, there are also numerous bars and restaurants and was ideal in this gorgeous June 2017 heat!

Thank Busylady47
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One hour tour around the harbour was lovely and the history was interesting well worth it. Just don't have breakfast in the Witherspoon Pub the bacon is horrid

Thank SarahRichardson70
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at A local campsite and caught the nr40 bus in. Unfortunately much of the town centre is now like any other typically struggling town. The bus terminal is dirty and the walk down to the quayside through the shops is depressing. The town has...More

Thank Colin D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pleasant place would recommend a visit very relaxing and quiet place to relax Ina sunny day we had our 2 dogs with us that enjoyed the walk

Thank Hattie2412
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world. A real gem to paddle or kayak around. Check the tides/winds and know the buoys!

Thank Stuart C
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Is the ferry to Brownsea Island free for National Trust members
8 August 2016|
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Response from louie63 | Reviewed this property |
Do harbour boat trips operate in January?
27 January 2016|
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Response from Madeleine999486 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the boats do rub in January, but not every day there are about four a week each way if you look on condor.ferries web site you will find the timetables.