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10 AUGUST 2016



Just over 20 miles from Dorchester, adjoining Bournemouth is the bustling tourist resort of Poole.

Poole is known to be the second largest natural harbour (after Sydney) in the whole world and can be got too from all major cities by train or you can even fly into Bournemouth international airport which is just over 9 miles up the road from Poole.

Poole has so much to offer tourists, its history and most notably its numerous award winning blue flag beaches. A favourite being Shell Bay which can be reached from Sandbanks via the chain ferry and whilst you are over in those parts why not spend the night at the trendy The Pig on the Beach Hotel. 


If you like water sports then Poole will be brilliant for you, some of the best water facilities can be found on the south coast allowing you to try your hand at windsurfing and sailing. Why not book a chartered fishing trip and catch your own dinner? For those that love a great mix of entertainment it’s well worth heading down to The Lighthouse Theatre. Alternatively you can have a day out at the dogs or the Poole Pirates Speedway which is if anything – unique.

Whatever you do don’t forget to check out Poole Pottery, it’s what Poole is famous for and you’ll be amazed at what can be created out of pottery, some of the works of art are just fabulous and you can even try your hand at pottery yourself – who knows, you could find your hidden talent!
Poole is a really great holiday destination – beautiful surroundings with something for everyone; whether you’re visiting for a day or week you’re sure to find lots to fill your time.