Local Area

A few local and popular tourist areas:

Beaches

  • Sandbanks Beach; a beautiful, white sandy beach with rock groynes perfect for crabbing and fishing to keep your children entertained. The best beach on the South Coast.

Sandbanks Beach, Poole BH13 7QQ, United Kingdom

- 15 minutes by car

http://www.pooleview.co.uk/beach/sandbanks.html 

  • Shore Road Beach; more beautiful golden sand in a safe and clean area.

Shore Road, Poole BH13 7PJ, United Kingdom

- 10 minutes by car

http://www.pooleview.co.uk/beach/shorerd.html

  • Canford Cliffs Beach;

Canford Cliffs Beach, Cliff Dr, Poole BH13 7HX, United Kingdom

- 16 minutes by car

http://www.pooleview.co.uk/beach/ccliffchine.html

  • Hamworthy Park Beach;

Lulworth Avenue, Poole BH15 4DQ, United Kingdom

- 10 minutes by car

http://www.poole.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/beaches/our-beaches/hamworthy-park/

  • Branksome Beach;

Branksome Beach, Pinecliff Road, Branksome Chine, Poole BH13 6LP, United Kingdom

- 16 minutes by car

http://www.poole.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/beaches/our-beaches/branksome-dene-chine/

Brownsea Island

Sandbanks Jetty: Banks Road, Poole BH13 7QJ, United Kingdom

- 16 minute car journey to Sandbanks Jetty. 5 minute ferry to Brownsea Island.

Half-hourly ferry service from Sandbanks and Poole Quay from 10am.

Tel: 01202 707744

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brownsea-island

Poole (Dolphin) Leisure Centre/Everyone Active

Everyone Active, Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1TN, United Kingdom

- 10 minute walk

Swimming pools, diving pit, large modern gym.

Tel: 01202 677217

https://www.everyoneactive.com/centre/everyone-active-leisure-centre-poole-dolphin/

Oceanarium

Oceanarium, Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA

Aquarium: Sharks, Piranhas, Sting Rays, Sea Turtles, Penguins and more. 

Tower Park

Tower Park, Yarrow Road, Poole BH12 4NY, United Kingdom

- 14 minute car journey

  • Splashdown

Waterpark for people of all ages, a very popular activity.

  • Reel Time
Casino games and family amusements.
  • Pure Gym

World class fitness equipment, open 24/7.

  • Hollywood Bowl

Bowling alley with fully licensed bar.

  • Empire Cinema

All the latest films on show.

  • Lemur Landings

Indoor soft play centre.

  • Gala Bingo
Open everyday of the week.
  • Restaurants
TGI Friday, KFC, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Pizza Express and many more.
 
Tel: 01202 722917
 
http://www.towerparkentertainment.co.uk/
 

Poole Quayside

Dolphin Quay, United Kingdom, Hennings Wharf, The Quay, Poole, United Kingdom

- 15 minute walk

Live music, Pubs, Cocktail Bars, Charter Fishing, Restaurants: Fish and Chips, Italian, Steakhouse, Sea food and more. 

http://poolequay.com/

Parks

  • Poole Park

Tennis courts, Bowls, Crazy Golf, Boating Lake, Café.

- 3 minute walk via underpass

 

  • Harbourside (Baiter) Park
Expansive open grass area with football goals, skatepark, cycle speedway, hosting regular attractions in the summer.
 
- 3 minute walk
 
  • Upton Country Park

Nature trail, Cycling and Walking, Dog Walking, Woodland Play Trail, Plant Centre, Gallery, Tea Rooms, Segway Tours and more.

- 8 minutes by car

Tel: 01202 262753

http://www.uptoncountrypark.com/
 
  • The Ark, Poole Park
Watersports, Soft Play Areas, Indoor Ice-Rink, Dolphin Shopping Centre.
 
- 16 minute walk
 
Tel: 01202 717197
 
http://www.thearkpoolepark.co.uk/
 

Shopping

  • Dolphin Centre
Dolphin Centre, Poole BH15 1SQ, UK
 
- 14 minute walk
 
http://www.dolphinshoppingcentre.co.uk/
  • Westbourne

109 Poole Road, Westbourne BH4 9BB, UK

- 14 minutes by car

http://www.discoverwestbourne.co.uk/

  • Bournemouth Town Centre

The Square, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

- 23 minutes by car

 

 
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