Poole is the largest coastal town and seaport in the Dorset area, with a population of 147,645 people.
Being inhabited for over 2,500 years it became a large trading and manufacturing town. Tourists began to retreat to the area from the 19th Century to enjoy the exquisite beaches and landscape including Poole Harbour which is the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world. The bay enjoys a micro climate and some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK. From active water sports to long walks, Poole is never far from beautiful countryside being so close to the Purbecks, Jurassic coast line and The New Forest which was created for William the Conqueror’s hunting ground.
Poole is bordered by 7 miles of glorious sandy beaches running from Hengistbury Head to Sandbanks, and these blue flag beaches boast some of the best in the UK. Studland and the surrounding nature reserve area are all part of the National Trust and have been protected for future generations to enjoy the natural treasures such as Brownsea Island and Old Harry Rocks.
There are Churches of all denominations serving the area. Numerous golf courses for all standards of players can be found in and out of town. Shopping areas offer diverse selections of local boutiques and national chains. Entertainment is also diverse with the outstanding Tower Park offering an array of leisure facilities and restaurants. There are also many well regarded restaurant cafes and bars in many different parts of town.
The area attracts events all year round ranging from high flying planes in the Bournemouth Airshow, sporting traditions at Rugby 7’s to the cultural Arts by the sea festival and summer family music fun at Bestival which is staged within Lulworth castle grounds. There really is something for everyone in the beautiful South Coast Riviera.