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Poole Port + Harbour Guide
If you have yet to enjoy the splendor of the English South Coast, now is the time to indulge in an affordable, well-planned holiday. Particularly, the sleepy sea-side city of Poole has become a much desired travel destination for foreign and domestic visitors alike.
Poole rests comfortably approximately 140 kilometers to the south-east of magnificent London, England by way of Southampton and Bournemouth. Furthermore, Poole harbour offers travelers a quaint array of leisure entertainments, water sports, and ferries to and from the French coast surrounding the old historical quay.
Poole Port Attractions
Comfortable lodging is readily available in one of the many fine hotels and resorts located in Poole proper or to the east in Bournemouth, which is internationally recognized for the region’s miles of pristine blue flag beach fronts and breathtaking artificial reef. Also, Poole features quite a number of reputable bed-and-breakfast facilities.
Along the quay, Poole hosts a lively restaurant and entertainment business that caters to all manner of tourists. Families, newly married couples, and adventure seekers all can partake of the local faire.
First-time visitors are often dazzled by the bustling, busy commercial port which is traversed daily by sailing vessels of all sizes from many different parts of the world. Possibly one of the port's most favored attractions is the Purbeck's pontoon ferry which takes visitors across the harbour's mouth for brief ventures.
The Poole Harbour Commissions has designated and classified sections of the harbour for recreational use by professional mariners and amateur water sport thrill seekers.
Upon your arrival in Poole, there are car hire services easily available for those who want to enjoy the freedom of day trips to Dorset, located to the west of Poole, or the lavish beaches of Bournemouth to the east. The most important public transportation service, on the other hand, is the Route One Bus. This bus operates along the main circular route in Poole, connecting Poole's town centre with the Quay and the famous Dolphin Shopping Centre.
Taxis are at your disposal 24 hours a day and service Poole and the surrounding parks and other popular destinations such as the many ferry landings. Brownsea Island Ferries and Condor Ferries provide daily water tours every 30 minutes during business hours to the region's islands and scenic coastline.