Poole Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Poole, Dorset, England, UK)

Poole Tourist AttractionsThe main tourist attractions within Poole town tend to reside along its quayfront, coming in the form of gift shops, pavement cafes and restaurants with views of the yachts. Various boat trips regularly depart from Poole Quay, transporting passengers along the coastline, or out to sea for a spot of mackerel fishing.

Further boats sail to and from nearby Brownsea Island, where tourists will find attractions such as endangered red squirrels and a number of secluded sandy beaches. Brownsea Island is owned by the National Trust and offers superb views of Poole Harbour and the Purbeck Hills, as well as innumerable wildlife trails and endless bird watching opportunities.

Poole Quay

Poole Quay is one of the most lively and vibrant areas in the Poole are and has an exciting, friendly atmosphere. Attractions at the Quay include numerous restaurants, cafés, bars and public houses, many with excellent views of the harbour, yachts, boats, watersports, the world-famous Poole Pottery, and there are regular events and festivals held throughout the year at the Quayside.

Poole Tourist Attractions

Brownsea Island

Address: Poole Harbour, Dorset, BH13 7EE, England
Tel: +(0)1202 707744
Brownsea Island is a popular nature reserve in this part of Dorset. This important island is situated at the mouth of Poole Harbour and is an island of heath and woodland. Brownsea Island covers around 200 hectares / 500 acres and is famous for being home to native red squirrels, wading birds, peacocks and a variety of interesting wildlife. Brownsea Island Ferries make regular journeys to the island between April to October and sail from the Quay.

Walking Tours

Address: Poole Tourist Information Centre, 4 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BW, England
Tel: +44 (0)1202 253253
There are a number of guided walking tours around Poole and these provide tourists with a real insight into some of the quayside's most interesting and historic attractions and buildings. Walking tours should usually be booked in advance to ensure your place.

Other attractions in the Poole area include: