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What's On in Poole, Dorset

Although as a picturesque coastal town, Poole is mainly famed for it's natural harbour and golden sandy beaches, there is so much more to discover, whether you are living here, visiting, working or studying in and around the area, we're here to help you discover all of Poole's many jewels.

We have to start with Poole's beaches where there is something for everyone - at any time of the year. Sandbanks peninsula is understandably the first port of call for many tourists; with it's stunning bays, expensive properties, fine restaurants and cafes; all perfect for watching the world go by. But don't miss Canford Cliff's or Brancsome beaches with their long stretches of sand, clear waters and stunning views. Hamworth Park and Beach is often over-looked and is worth a visit and also a great spot for kite-surfing. 

A little further afield, don't miss Studland Bay or a trip over to Swanage Beach.

Poole is also host to many parks and green spaces; Poole Park is great for walking and has a lovely lake and fantastic park for the kids and is a firm favourite with runners. It's proximitely to Poole Quay is very handy too. 

Upton Country park is a fantastic Grade 11 listed property with award winning gardens and woodlands. 

If you fancy some hiking, the South West Coastal Path is a must. Take the Studland Ferry to the starting point of a journey of some breathtaking coastal scenery.

As well as the beaches, Poole's districts such as Ashley Cross, Parkstone, Canford Cliffs, Hamworthy and Poole Quay are worth a visit in their own right and are home to some of Poole's fantastic cafes, gastro pubs, restaurants and bars. 

If you're looking to spend some time shopping in Poole, there are many different areas and centres including; the Dolphin Shopping Centre in the town centre, Poole Retail Park, Wessex Gate Retail Park, Poole High Street, Old Town and The Quay.

Enjoy all that Poole has to offer right here with everything you need for visiting or living in the area. With a comprehensive what's on guide and calendar showcasing many events in Poole, eating and drinking guides including where to go for the best sunday lunch in Poole or the best of Poole's outdoor drinking spots. Family and Parenting ideas and inspiration with Things to Do with the Kids in Poole, keeping fit in Poole with our Health and Fitness Guides, Finding a a job in Poole, Sport, Pets, Business - you name it, we have a Total Guide to it!

Our aim is to bring communities together, help businesses succeed, people thrive and places come alive and we hope we help you uncover the best that Poole has to offer.