Hoseasons Sandford is set in the peaceful Dorset countryside close to the World Heritage Jurassic coastline it’s easy to enjoy an amazing holiday at Sandford. Glorious sandy beaches are close read more
Poole is a large coastal town and port in Dorset. Poole is a very popular tourist resort and location within Dorset to the east of the Jurassic Coast. It is really split into four parts:
- Pool town grew up around the harbour and port. Nowadays you have the modern parts but also the Old Town and Poole Quay. The Quay has a range of traditional pubs, new bars and redeveloped warehouses.
- The natural harbour is the largest natural harbour in Europe and claims to be the second largest in the world after Sydney Harbour. This is a very popular location for watersports and in particular sailing and windsurfing.
- Brownsea Island is the largest of the islands in Poole Harbour and managed by the National Trust. The island offers woodland and heath with a wide variety of wildlife and was the home of the experimental camp in 1907 that led to the formation of the Scout movement in 1908.
- The beaches face into Pool bay which also includes the towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch. Unlike the other towns Poole has the beaches outside the main town and this gives nearly 5 km (3.0 miles) of sandy beaches. The Blue Flag beaches are divided into four areas: Sandbanks, Shore Road, Canford Cliffs and Branksome Chine.
The whole Poole seafront is patrolled by lifeguards and you have a wide selection of safes, restaurants, beach huts and watersports facilities making this a great location for all types of visitors from families with young and teenage children to those looking for a more active holiday.
With direct access to a Blue Flag beach, this modern hotel provides spectacular views over the famous Sandbanks. It offers free Wi-Fi and has an award-winning restaurant, water sports and read more
Situated on the Sandbanks Peninsula of Poole Harbour, this elegant hotel features a leisure centre, 2 restaurants and panoramic views of Poole Bay. There is also free WiFi and a read more
This stylish 3-star hotel has panoramic sea views over Poole Harbour, Sandbanks and Brownsea Island. It offers free parking, free Wi-Fi, and family friendly accommodation. Pets are allowed.
Superbly situated, Premier Inn Poole Centre (Holes Bay) is a brief walk to the town centre and Poole Train Station, providing the ideal base from which to explore the area.
With scenic views across Poole Harbour, this hotel offers boutique rooms, an award-winning restaurant and stylish cocktail bar. There is free parking, and Poole Ferry Terminal is 15 minutes away read more
Holiday Inn Express Poole is 20 minutes’ walk from Poole’s ferry port with connections to France and the Channel Islands. It offers free Wi-Fi in all areas and free buffet read more
Situated on a hilltop, just a short walk from Poole Harbour, the hotel is above the Loch Fyne Restaurant on Haven Road. It offers a wide-ranging menu, with fresh seafood read more
The White House Inn is situated in Upton, just a 10-minute drive from Poole centre. The organic, locally sourced B&B offers homemade cakes and modern rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Situated on Poole Harbour quay, The Antelope is just a 10-minute drive from Sandbanks beach. With a 500 year history the hotel’s comfortable rooms also offer free Wi-Fi access.
With rooms offering fine Egyptian linen, handsprung beds, and plasma TVs, Hotel Du Vin Poole is just 10 minutes’ walk from Poole Harbour. Its French-style bistro serves the finest local read more
Dating back to 1895, Grovefield Manor offers bed and breakfast accommodation on England’s picturesque south coast. Canford Cliffs and the sandy beaches are only a few minutes’ walk away. There read more