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 Drive, 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
 
 

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

 
  • The Ark, Poole Park
Watersports, Soft Play Areas, Indoor Ice-Rink, Dolphin Shopping Centre.
 
- 16 minute walk
 
Tel: 01202 717197
 
 

Shopping

  • Dolphin Centre
Dolphin Centre, Poole BH15 1SQ, UK
 
- 14 minute walk
 
  • 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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