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Poole Harbour

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Address: Poole, England
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$12.69*
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Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole
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Jurassic Coastal Cruise to Swanage from Poole

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Where has all the life gone in Poole?. Most of the shops on the quay have been shut down. One or two new ones but not many. Harbour beautiful but lacking places to go on a cold... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Where has all the life gone in Poole?. Most of the shops on the quay have been shut down. One or two new ones but not many. Harbour beautiful but lacking places to go on a cold winter morning . Shame really will give it ago again in the summer

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Littlehampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It has been a while since my last visit but a nice place to take a stroll alone the harbour very disable friendly and lots of shops to visit or just watch the world go by. Great views over Brownsea island and if you get time hop on a ferry across a return visit in the summer.

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Thank Edward J
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cold day. Sshops closed, boarded up. Does not feel prosperous. Out of season. So different to Summer visits.

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Thank RobEd221
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A breathtaking sight at any time of year. Can be enjoyed from many locations . Perfect for water sports at all-levels. A must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

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Thank sarahnathxander
Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 parking along Sandbanks Road is chargeable, as are the two car parks. However there is some limited free parking still on nearby side streets. [The harbour isn't at... More 

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Thank Brian H
Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 parking but otherwise a good day out can be had for very little with the opportunity to exhaust the kids for a good night's sleep.

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Thank Richard B
Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

second largest natural harbour int he world it is diverse and beautiful. There are so many opportunities to see amazing water birds too

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Thank Karen L
Poole
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second biggest natural harbour in the world and worth the visit for its natural beauty. Shallow water areas ideal for water wind sports. To be fair, we live just down the road!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visit to Poole Bay never ceases to amaze us. The views along the Isle of Purbeck out to Old Harry's Rocks and all the little and large islands are just spectacular. You get fantastic views from the small ferry boats around the Harbour calling in at Brownsea Island is an equall spectacular location, especially when you see all the... More 

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