Poole is a charming seaside town situated on England's scenic south coast and with its close proximity to Bournemouth it is the ideal location for a fun filled family adventure. Poole is built around the largest natural harbour in Europe and with many award winning sandy beaches it's not hard to see why so many people choose to holiday in Poole.
Poole Quay is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Poole as it offers a diverse range of trendy bars, contemporary cafes, cool clubs, modern apartments and numerous redeveloped listed buildings.
The Old Customs House has been tastefully converted into a gourmet restaurant, with the medieval Town Cellars now being used as a local history centre where tourists on a Poole holiday can find out more about the local area. The Quayside is still a working harbour and the designated port for the 2012 Summer Olympics, which makes it the ideal place to partake in a selection of water sports.
Try your hand at sailing, windsurfing and wakeboarding or if you're feeling adventurous on your Poole holiday then sign up for Animal Windfest - Europe's most prestigious wind and kite surfing championship. Dorset has some of the most attractive beaches in the country, with those on a Poole holiday enjoying the stunning sands and crystal waters of the Blue Flagged Sandbanks beach, which is the perfect spot for a fun day by the sea.
The Jurassic Coastline around Poole is a World Heritage Site and with so many award winning beaches in the area, it's not surprising that so many people choose to holiday in Poole. One of the most charming things to do in Poole is to wander around the historic old town, stroll around the smugglers passageways, explore the majestic merchant's houses and discover the quaint fishing and crab boats that line the traditional quayside.
Whilst you're down by the sea why not hop on a boat and take a trip to Brownsea Island for the day. The dramatic Island that dominates the entrance to Poole Harbour offers mind blowing views of the coast and an intriguing history. Brownsea Island is home to a Victorian pottery, an Edwardian Manor House, a beautiful daffodil farm and was also the site of Lord Baden-Powell's first Scout Camp. Take a trip to Brownsea Island on your holiday for an alternative day out.
Poole Park is a popular retreat for those on a Poole holiday and one of the most spectacular public spaces in Dorset. The Park was first opened in 1890 and features colourful flower beds, children's play areas, tennis courts, a miniature golf course, a cricket field with pavilion and a large manmade boating lake. The large Victorian Park was given a £2 million cash injection in 2006, and is now home to several restaurants and an exciting ice rink which makes the park a must see on your Poole holiday.
The Jurassic Coast is one of the most spectacular in the world with Poole being the perfect base to explore it from. Choose from a vast range of Poole accommodation on offer from idyllic country cottages on the coast to contemporary five star hotels on the quayside. Wherever you decide to stay in Poole you can be sure of a welcome as warm of the weather, a sleep as calm as the sea and a breakfast as sweet as heaven. Your Poole accommodation will feel like a home away from home and your hosts will meet your every
Book your Poole accommodation today and discover the all the magnificence that the prehistoric Jurassic Coast has to offer.