Visitors flock to Poole for its sandy beaches—like the prestigious Sandbanks—and for boat trips in one of Europe’s largest natural harbors. A buzzing quayside, trendy restaurants, and sundowner bars make Poole one of southern England’s most popular seaside spots.

RNLI Memorial Sculpture

Remembering past sacrifice to inspire future generations. Many brave and selfless RNLI volunteers are remembered proudly in their local communities. However, the RNLI memorial sculpture in Poole is the only place where each and every one of them is named together. The RNLI hopes that future generations of lifeboat crew, lifeguards, supporters and fundraisers will find it a source of inspiration....

Condor Ferries – Day Trips

Sail high-speed on a day trip from Poole to Guernsey onboard Condor Liberation. Your day trip experience starts onboard with comfortable lounges to sit in with seat upgrades available, delicious food and drink to enjoy and up to 40% savings in the Adore duty free shop. There is a variety of fun things to see and do on Guernsey, so visit our website and get ready for your adventure to begin!

Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park

Re-open for PRE-BOOKED visits only. NEW Morning and Afternoon Sessions. Full details on the NEWS Page on our Website. Family run visitor attraction near Poole in Dorset, the Palmer's have designed everything for children 8 years and under! Opened in 1998 the attention to detail and happy, friendly staff make all the difference to delivering great customer service.

Poole Museum and Scaplen’s Court Museum and Herb Garden

At Poole Museum discover the colourful history of this ancient port town and its people, and learn about the amazing environment of Poole Harbour, on four floors of art, archaeology and social history. The recently extended and re-displayed museum (all year, except Mons in Winter)has a terrace with stunning harbour views, and activities for all. Medieval Scaplen's Court Museum is open Aug and its...

Sandbanks Beach

Naturally beautiful, with its golden sand, Sandbanks Beach has been designated by the European Commission as one of the few areas in the United Kingdom which has achieved the highest standard of cleanliness. Sandbanks has held the highly coveted international Blue Flag for the past 30 years and offers a designed area for barbeques and swimmers. New slacklining posts have been installed. Equipment...

Brownsea Island

Owned by the National Trust, Brownsea Island is dramatically located in Poole Harbour, with spectacular views across to the Purbeck Hills. Thriving natural habitats - including woodland, heathland and a lagoon - create a unique haven for wildlife, such as the rare red squirrel and a wide variety of birds, including dunlin, kingfishers, common and sandwich terns and oystercatchers. The Outdoor...