Poole is a renowned and sought-after coastal town, situated adjacent to the Jurassic coastline, and based around its harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world. A historically nautical town, this large coastal community has grown over the years and has expanded to encompass surrounding villages and towns. The coastline itself is stunning, and sought-after by holidaymakers and main home owners alike. Of course, there is Sandbanks, long nicknamed ‘Britain’s Palm beach’ by the media, with its large and glitzy steel-and-glass modernistic homes, whilst there is also the start of seven miles of Blue Flag beach, and some of the most legendary sailing waters in the UK. hosting a whole range of water sports – from jet-skiing to kite surfing and paddle boarding.
Additionally, there are many other surrounding areas of interest, including Brownsea Island with its castle and endangered red squirrels, and plenty of other areas in Poole, including Lilliput (with fantastic fish-and-chips), Parkstone (with its internationally acclaimed PGA golf course), and many other attractions and interesting areas to visit. These include Poole Quay, Compton Acres, and the Lighthouse with an inspiring line-up of creative arts, including being home to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. There is also Ashley Cross, an arty and trendy suburb based around a charming village-style green, hosting an array of entertainment including live music events.
No mention of Poole would be complete without its fantastic array of restaurants – many of these are of a piscivorous nature, including Rick Stein on Sandbanks, and The Cruel Sea in Penn Hill. However, there are eateries for every taste bud, including a fantastic Thai tapas bar in Lilliput.
This seaside town truly has a bustling and eclectic array of attractions and areas, and is sure to provide something for everybody