THINGS TO DO
The natural harbour has a large number of swinging moorings and anchorages, as well as several marinas. It offers complete shelter and can be entered in almost any conditions. The tidal streams run hard in the approach channel and can kick up a bit of a chop in a strong wind over tide situation. Be aware of the chain ferry operating across the narrow harbour entrance - all craft under 50 metres must give way to the chain ferry - and look out for the commercial cross-channel vessels that use the harbour.
Large areas of the harbour are quite shallow, but it is permissible to anchor anywhere out of the main channels, clear of local moorings and where there is sufficient water. Please note landing is controlled on Brownsea Island.
If you are planning to go to Cobbs Quay Marina, note you have to pass through the two lifting bridges.
Poole Quay Boat Haven and Port of Poole Marina
The award winning Poole Quay Boat Haven and Port of Poole Marina enjoy stunning views of Brownsea Island and the Purbeck Hills and are ideally placed for quayside shops, restaurants and bars. The Boat Haven, which is right on Poole Quay, offers visitor berths accommodating everything from RIBs and jet skis to vessels of up to 50m. The Port of Poole Marina just along the dock provides annual berths for all manner of vessels with ample facilities for super yachts. RIBs and PWs are also accommodated on our VersaDocks. Both marinas are among just a handful worldwide to receive The Yacht Harbour Association's prestigious Five Gold Anchors award in recognition of service and quality. A free water taxi operates between the two.
The summer season is from 1st April until the end of October. Winter from November to March.
For further details contact:
The Manager, Poole Quay Boat Haven, Poole Town Quay, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HJ.
Tel/Fax: 01202 649488 VHF Channel 80, call sign "Poole Quay Boat Haven" or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or check out www.poolequayboathaven.co.uk
The Manager, Port of Poole Marina, New Harbour Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 4AJ Tel 01202 660120 Fax 01202 785619 VHF 80 call sign "Port of Poole Marina" or Email: email@example.com or website www.poolequayboathaven.co.uk
V denotes visiting boats accepted
Parkstone Bay Marina Tel 01202 747857 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
East Dorset Sailing Club
Contact 01202 706111
Lilliput Sailing Club
Contact 01202 740319
Poole Yacht Club
Contact 01202 672687
Royal Motor Yacht Club V
Contact 01202 707227
Poole Quay Boat Haven V
Contact 01202 649488
North Haven Yacht Club V
Contact 01202 708830
Parkstone Yacht Club
Contact 01202 743610
Tel: 01202 708068
Davis's Boatyard V
Tel: 01202 674349
Tel: 01202 674531