Welcome to Poole

It goes without saying that Dorset is a fantastic county in its own right. Historic towns packed full of charm and some truly stunning coastal regions, combined with endless countryside. It is hard to see what is not to love about living here. 

Whilst the entire county is gorgeous, one of the most picturesque of all the towns has to be Poole. But what makes Poole such a wonderful place to live, to work and to raise a family? 

Sandbanks

Sandbanks is known to be one of the most luxurious beaches in the whole of the UK, let alone Dorset. Not only does it feature gorgeous clean sand, but the water is clear and inviting too. Sandbanks is also the home to a number of famous faces. That said, if you do have dreams of living in this particular area, overlooking the sea, then you are going to have to work hard and save up as properties are known to be incredibly expensive.

Poole Park

Aside from the beaches in Poole, another great local attraction is Poole Park. Featuring 11 acres of parkland, Poole Park is one of the ideal places to go if you want to spend some time with your family. Along with the parkland and playparks, there is also a large saltwater lake here, which is the location for a variety of different water sports.

Poole Quay and Old Town

It has to be said that Poole Quay and the Old Town is the heart of the town. It boasts a wide variety of waterside restaurants which make for the ideal place to spend the evening. The quay is still fully working, and while you sit there, you will see a number of ships, boats and yachts coming and going. Another great thing about the quay is that it is the home of the fishing industry which Poole is famous for. This brings in some delicious seafood for you to try. 

The Old Town has stunning cobbled streets which are packed full of history, charm and character. 

Poole Harbour

The largest natural harbour in Europe and the second biggest in the world (after Sydney) the harbour at Poole is one of the busier spots in the town. It attracts a variety of people, including wakeboarders, windsurfers and paddleboarders alike. It is also where you will see large ferries coming and going, travelling to both France and the Channel Islands. 

The harbour is also home to a number of different islands, including Brownsea Island. Owned by the National Trust, this is a great place to spend some time if you want a different place to explore. 

Away from the tourist attractions, Poole has a number of high-quality schools, ample business and employment opportunities and a wealth of fantastic properties to own too. It really is a town that you are going to want to visit and that you are going to want to live in—raising a family and creating some happy memories that you can treasure for a lifetime. 

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