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Poole Harbour, Poole

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Spend a day on the water at Europe’s largest natural harbor, Poole Harbour. Forming the estuary of several rivers in southern England, the harbor boasts prime locations for watersports and beach lounging, as well as many popular shopping and eating areas. Take a waterside walk at sunset to enjoy impressive views of the coastline and passing yachts, or rent a boat to explore the surrounding islands. Stop for dinner at one of the harborside pubs, or wander into the town of Poole for a larger selection of bars and restaurants. The area is mostly closed to motor traffic, but feel free to explore the harbor on foot or bicycle. Put Poole Harbour and other Poole attractions into our Poole tourist route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Did a boat tour of the Islands within the massive natural harbour. Fascinating histories and beautiful to see. Lots of stories and information about life within the harbour filled the forty minute tri...  more »
  • Crabbing, live music, boats, nice people, family activities, good food and great fish. Not crowded in April ... loved it there!  more »
  • Poole harbour seems to bring everyone together for a totally relaxing and enjoyable evening environment. Grab a pint and a seat and just watch the world go by,  more »