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“The Better Jewel in Dorset”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Poole Harbour

Poole Harbour
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Poole Harbour and Island Cruise from Poole
Ranked #3 of 59 things to do in Poole
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“The Better Jewel in Dorset”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Poole outshines it's 'posher' neighbour Bournemouth. Shops are many and varied ranging from Charity to High Street names. The people are also varied and not so 'blue rinse' as Bournemouth. The arcades are thriving. The Poole \pottery shop is worth a visit and to try your hand at making a pot of your own. The harbour and marina are great sitting and drinking areas. Bag of chips even on a cold day - brilliant.

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Poole or Sydney”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Both great natural harbours. We choose one hr boat cruise around Brownsea island, very informative and great scenery. Found price to get off at Brownsea quite expensive so did not this time. Poole was holding a folk festival on day so fab amphosphere

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Whilst I now live in London, I was born and raised a street away from Poole Harbour and whenever I come back to visit - which is often - I always walk along the harbour. It has been developed over recent years which attracts lots of tourists and locals alike. In the summer they have different events on both during the day and in the evening. There are lots of cafés and bars with outdoor seating so that you can take in the view of the harbour and secretly wish that one of the Sunseeker boats being built are yours!! Take a cruise around the harbour, including spending a day in Brownsea Island.

Visited July 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

This is a really lovely place to visit with plenty of places to eat all along the front and the views are wonderful with plenty of boat trips , worth a visit but could be a little boring for young children but there are plenty of parks close by.

Visited June 2014
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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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“Great place to take your boat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

The waters of Poole Harbour are sheltered from the open sea so it is a great place for safe boating with a huge area to explore including the very beautiful From Rive that flows in via Wareham.

Visited July 2014
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