Poole Harbour is a prominent attraction in Poole, a family-friendly area known for being relaxing. There are many convenient options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops here. The sea and beaches showcase the area's natural beauty. Hotels near Poole Harbour provide a good starting point for sightseeing in and around the Poole area.
More to see near Poole Harbour
While in Poole visiting Poole Harbour, you can also explore other activities and attractions in the region. Being pampered at a spa is a popular activity here, but there's plenty more to do.
Soak up some sun at Shell Bay Beach, Alum Chine Beach, and Studland Beach and Nature Reserve. You'll find the great outdoors at parks like Upton Country Park, Poole Park, and Brownsea Island. Poole Stadium, Poole Harbour, or Splashdown Waterpark will provide yet another welcomed diversion.
Attractions like Scaplen’s Court Museum, Poole Museum, and Lighthouse Poole can be part of your cultural tour. Notable landmarks include RNLI Memorial Sculpture, Poole Old Lifeboat Museum, and Brownsea Castle.
Hours of family fun are waiting at Wimborne Model Town, The Square, and Oceanarium. Some of the area's most popular sights are Bournemouth Beach, Corfe Castle, and Monkey World Ape Rescue Center. You can also stop by Tower Park, Compton Acres, and Sandbanks Ferry Terminal.
Getting to Poole Harbour
Get to Poole Harbour by air. Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) is the closest major airport, 8.3 miles (13.4 km) from Poole. The next closest airport is Southampton (SOU), 32.1 miles (51.7 km) away. You can take the train to Poole Hamworthy Station, but Poole Station and Poole Parkstone Station are also in the vicinity. The ferry will drop you at the local port if traveling by water.