Poole Quay
Poole Quay

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Explore the treasures of Poole's historic quayside, delve deep into the heart of the Old Town where sea captains and pirates once stood and immerse yourself in Poole's fascinating history.

Poole Museum (free entry), the Cockle Trail guided walk, treasure hunt and Poole Trail interpretation panels will help unravel Poole's past for explorers young and old!

Lord Baden Powell with ChildrenAlong the quayside look out for tall ships, fishing vessels and luxury Sunseeker powerboats, manufactured just across the water, or head out on one of the many harbour cruises or take a boat trip further afield to Swanage or Old Harry.    Or sit with Lord Baden-Powell and look out to Brownsea Island.

Along the quay visit Purbeck Pottery & Titan Leathercraft or pop around the corner for Poole Tourist Information Centre at Poole Museum, link will open in new windowand discover the history of Poole or pick up a cockle trail and explore The Old Town.  During August you can visit Scaplens Court link will open in new window (next to Poole Museum) a Grade I listed medieval building dating back to the 1300s.

Crabbing on Poole Quay is a must, as is sampling the delicious food and drink on offer in one of the many restaurants, cafe bars or traditional pubs whilst enjoying the splendid views across the harbour towards the National Trust's Brownsea Island

With its bustling atmosphere Poole Quay offers a great day out to suit all tastes.  In the evenings there are plenty of bars and restaurants plus a packed summer events programme.

If you need a break just a short walk away is the peace and quiet of Poole Park, with sailing/boating,  The Ark with its ice rink and children's play areas, minature train ride, crazy golf and a green gym for the fit!

Please note there is no longer an Aquarium on Poole Quay. 

For the perfect summer evening - enjoy live music, family entertainment and activities plus a fantastic firework finale - plus the best bit - its all free!

Poole Quay promo shot with Tall Ship



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