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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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  • Beautiful views across the harbour and across to brown sea island. The quay has lots of restaurants and a few shops. Perfect for a evening stroll. 
  • A beautiful bay, backed by the Purbecks and including several islands, the most notable being Brownsea [accessible by ferry]. The harbour is best approached down Sandbanks Road or Haven Road. The car ...  more »
  • Picking out a few of the best bits that I've visited. Poole Quay. Arne bird sanctuary. Sandbanks. Brown's each island. Hamworthy beach. All worth a visit. All good days out. Expect to pay for your par...  more »