The countryside is green and idyllic with hills to climb, paths to walk, ancient monuments and cycle ways to explore. An area of outstanding natural beauty, it's perfect for relaxing, of course, but tonnes to keep the whole family amused too. There’s more to learn at Visit Dorset
If seaside pleasures are more your thing then look no further than Poole’s amazing beaches, with blue flags galore, windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, stand up paddle boarding and surf’s up too. Nervous of taking the plunge? Learn at one of the best - Rockley Sailing School. Check out the luxury properties at Sandbanks; is Harry at home? Don’t forget Poole Quay, with its museum, Poole Pottery and the RNLI as well as flotillas of boats, working harbour and channel ferry port. You can see Sunseekers building the superyachts of superstars; do a bit of crabbing or tuck into a great meal. For all the latest information Poole Tourism can help you choose the perfect way to spend a day. Take a trip out to Brownsea Island – will you see a red squirrel? Or out through the harbour and past Old Harry Rocks to Swanage and hop on the Swanage Railway.
Bournemouth is so close with more fantastic sandy beaches, shopping, pier and lively night club scene. The kids will love the Oceanarium and Rock Reef Climbing and Zip on the pier. Around and about there are plenty of events and festivals whether you like planes, trains or automobiles and much more besides. Bournemouth Tourism is a one-stop-shop for all there is to do and see, in this popular tourist spot.