Poole Holidays - Award-winning beaches, major sailing centre
A major tourist resort on England's south coast, located close to Bournemouth, Poole holidays offer a great choice for a beach-based getaway to Dorset, with plenty to see and do. Perfect for families looking for a UK summer holiday destination, holidays in Poole boast wonderful Blue Flag beaches, a bustling waterfront, fantastic attractions and a lively scene for visitors to enjoy, as well as an enviable climate with plenty of sunshine and warm weather.
Holidays in Poole - Walk the scenic harbour, quay and Old Town
The award-winning sandy beaches remain a huge draw on a Poole holiday, with the 5km stretch divided up into 4 sections - Sandbanks, Shore Road, Canford Cliffs Chine and Branksome Chine, all boasting clean sands and clear seas for swimming and sunbathing, and convenient facilities such as beach huts, cafes and waterfront restaurants. The harbour offers a huge range of water sports, particularly sailing, as the town is one of the major centres for yachting in the country, with Poole holidays also featuring scuba diving, water skiing, windsurfing, surfing, kite surfing, kite boarding and fishing. Poole holidays focus on a charming resort with a rich maritime history, seen in the attractive Old Town, where evidence of its trading past is apparent in the 17th-century merchant’s houses and narrow smugglers passageways. The vibrant quay and harbour are popular attractions on Poole holidays, where visitors can stroll along the waterfront and relax in a host of cosy cafes and restaurants, and browse the quaint local shops and upscale boutiques. Those looking for a holiday in Poole can choose from a host of accommodation options for a UK summer holiday or UK short break, from cosy cottages, country homes and family-run bed-and-breakfasts, to upmarket hotels and guesthouses.
Poole Holidays - Great base from which to explore the south coast of Dorset
As well as enjoying the beaches and water sports, and strolling around the resort soaking up its charm, places of interest on a Poole holiday include Poole Pottery Shop, The Aquarium and The Waterfront Museum. Entertainment includes visiting the many pubs and restaurants, with Poole holidays offering nights out at the cinema, concert hall or theatre, as well as bowling, bingo and amusement arcades, a water park and speedway track. Day trips on Poole holidays feature boat rides and cruises along the coast, with Brownsea Island a popular destination, and excursions to Compton Acres Gardens, Upton Country Park, and the lively tourist resort, Bournemouth.