Rub shoulders at Poole Harbour

Bournemouth’s costal companion to the west is Poole, itself home to some breathtaking beaches as well as the largest natural harbour in Europe.

Pool Harbour is sight for sore eyes, its natural beauty enhanced by a plethora of enticing activities including watersports (over a dozen yacht clubs and marinas) and renowned walking trails. It’s a playground for those who love getting wet – surfers and swimmers alike – adventurous types who seek a new thrill like paragliding, and those who just want to get away from it all.

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Packed into Poole Harbour’s 14 square miles is no shortage of places to go and things to see, including an eye-opening variety of birds. The harbour forms a wetland and conservation area teeming with wading birds and other wildfowl – how many different types will you spot?

Why not treat yourself and explore ‘the Golden Mile’ considered one of the most expensive places in the world to live. Go green with envy as you measure up its houses and enviable scenic location.

A little tip? Take the sea cruise that departs from the harbour, allowing you to drink in the sights and sounds of the south coast from the comfort of a deck.

No matter if you’re attached to a surfboard or a sunlounger, Poole Harbour is a place to be enjoyed by everybody.

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