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Poole Harbour

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Address: Poole, England

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I HEART POOLE

Visited September 2014 We rented an apartment right in the heart of the town and a short walk to the harbour. The town centre itself is unremarkable, containing many of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Visited September 2014 We rented an apartment right in the heart of the town and a short walk to the harbour. The town centre itself is unremarkable, containing many of the normal shops you would expect in any town centre. There are a good number of places to eat as well as plenty of places to get some really nice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

You can walk to Sandbanks and then through to Bournemouth with good views of the harbour. Some good cafes close to the town with great views over some mega yaughts.

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London
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

On a nice day you can take a various variety of Harbour Boat trips, some very nice Pubs along the quay, some good eating places, we watched large cargo ships coming and going. The Harbour is a stones throw from the Poole Shopping centre, so lots to do, we spent 3 hours there on a sunny day and really enjoyed... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Oh dear poor Poole! Maybe it's because I have spent many, many happy times here as a child that I think it has been spoilt? Now full of private moorings, apartments and upmarket restaurants, seems to have lost its heart. Still nice to walk along trying to ignore the show offs. Great to see the very small takeaway outlets opposite... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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215 reviews 215 reviews
85 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I sometimes take the chain ferry across here from Studland to Sandbanks, i like standing on the top deck of the ferry to look across the harbor which is really nice on a pleasant day.

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Being an avid sea fisherman this place takes some beating .Loads of different hotspots (marks) to fish from and several different species at different times of the year . Poole Quay is very cosmopolitan with loads of good eateries and bars

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Small harbour. Doesn't take long to walk around. Not too much to sea other than a few big boats being made. Quite messy around it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Poole Harbour is a large body of shallow water boarded by pathways parks and hills. Facilities abound whether you like water sports such as kite surfing or jet skiing or sailing. Walking or cycling around the harbour provides lots of distinct views of the open water and the many islands within the harbour. For the less energetic there are many... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Unless you intend to take a boat trip or shop or eat, you will only need to stay for half an hour or maybe an hour if you want to sit. There are some expensive yachts to envy

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Poole, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you like to be beside the sea, this is the place! With great beaches at Sandbanks and Studland, it's a great base for a summer holiday but Poole has a lot more to offer. There's a great choice of ferry trips, both inside and outside the harbour. There's excellent traditional shopping all the way along the High Street, plus... More 

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