Boasting a beautiful harbour and a beach voted one of Britain’s best, Poole Harbour has it all. If you’ve packed your bucket and spade already, we suggest taking them to Sandbanks Beach, where you can enjoy the scenic views as well as the stunning sandy beach. And if your young Robinson Crusoes would rather build dens and chase red squirrels, you can take them Brownsea Island, the birthplace of the global Scouting movement.
For any of our hotels near Poole Harbour, time your stay just right and your evening may end with fireworks launched from one of the many yachts dotted along Europe’s largest natural harbour.
Book hotels near Poole Harbour
Decide to book your stay at one of our hotels near Poole, and you’ll have a tough decision on your hands. Should it be one of our hotels near the beach, or one close to Browsea Island? The good news is that Sandbanks and Brownsea Island are less than half an hour’s drive from our Bournemouth Seafront hotel.
If you fancy gardens and woodland walks, you’re also in luck; Upton House and its country park is less than half an hour’s drive from our Bournemouth Cooper Dean hotel. If you can bear to wander away from Poole Harbour’s stunning natural beauty, there are plenty of historic trails to follow; you can choose from treasure hunts, ghost walks or even a trail highlighting the town’s past as a home to smugglers and sailors.
Things to do near Poole Harbour
If you’re staying at our Bournemouth Seafront hotel and need a quick break from the sand and sea, venture down the A35 for 28 minutes and you’ll land at Farmer Palmer's Farm Park; Netmums thinks it’s the best outdoor play area in the South West, and we agree.
If you’re looking for some indoor entertainment, it might be time for some 10-pin bowling, soft play or even an afternoon matinee at Tower Park, the South Coast’s largest entertainment complex; it’s only 6.3 miles from Travelodge Bournemouth on Christchurch Road.