Activities

Places to see and things to do in and around Poole
 
 
 

Land and Wave

Outdoor land and sea adventures for kids and adults. Fantastic kids holiday courses, adult courses and adhoc day activities.  Well organised and super fun for everyone!

 
 

Beach Check app

Bournemouth and Poole Council Beach Check app, has a traffic light system helping both visitors and residents avoid busy hotspots. The app is free to download and available from: Google Play Apple App Store.

 
 

Sandbanks Beach Cafe

A bright modern cafe serving delicious homemade food, situated on the award-winning Sandbanks beach with stunning views of the bay.

 
 

Studland Beach

Four miles of beautiful beaches line the sheltered waters of Studland Bay – ideal for beach games, sandcastles, watersports or simply relaxing.

 
 

Branksome Chine Beach

A wide, sandy beach backed by a promenade. All facilities including beach huts, shop, bar and restaurant. Good disabled access and a safe swim zone.

 
 

Branksome Dene Beach

Only a short walk form Branksome Chine, this is a beautiful stretch of coast with soft, golden sands and a dramatic cliff face that towers over the promenade. Dogs are welcome at Branksome Dene all year round. There is a…

 
 

Canford Cliffs Beach

Canford Cliffs is a natural and tranquil area, situated between Shore Road and Branksome Chine. It has Blue Flag status, with sandy cliffs and picturesque wooden huts, making Canford Cliffs a popular choice for locals. It is within walking distance…

 
 

Flaghead Beach

Flaghead Chine is a wide, sandy beach, sloping gently to the sea; perfect if you want to get away from the crowds. Although there are fewer facilities, there is something unspoilt about Flaghead Chine that makes it extra special.

 
 

Hamworthy Beach

Located on the northern shore of Poole Harbour, Hamworthy Park beach offers an oasis of peace and tranquillity from the busy town centre. It provides the setting for outstanding panoramic views over the middle and upper reaches of the harbour…

 
 

Lake Pier Beach

Lake Drive Pier is an inner harbour beach. The area also includes Ham Common Nature Reserve and Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI).

 
 

Sandbanks Beach

Sandbanks is a spit of golden sand that crosses the mouth of Poole harbour and continues all the way to Bournemouth, a distance of around five kilometers. Dubbed Britain’s Palm Beach, because of astronomical land prices, Sandbanks is well-served by…

 
 

Shore Road Beach

Fine, golden sand, gradual sloping beach and clean, safe water make Shore Road beach an ideal place to visit. This Blue Flag beach offers a range of facilities along the promenade, including ice cream kiosks and a cafe. The area…

 
 

Vesuvio

Experience breathtaking views across the bay from the Isle of Wight to Old Harry Rocks. Relax with a coffee on the terrace, just a few steps away from the golden sand of Alum Chine, or enjoy lunch or dinner inside…

 
 

Durdle Door

Durdle Door is one of the most photographed landmarks along Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast. This rock arch in the sea (or is it a dragon drinking water?!) was formed as a result of the softer rocks being eroded away behind…

 
 

Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head is a great place to bring the whole family. Take the land train for gentle and easy access to Mudeford Sand spit, then enjoy the view with a cup of tea and a slice of cake, or something…

 
 
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