Poole Harbour is the world’s second largest natural harbour (the first biggest being Sydney), and it’s a laidback area to spend some time and watch the world go by. If you start at the harbour and walk to the quay you’ll cover four miles, and this is an easy walk that passes through the town centre. With the views of the harbour as you stroll, this is one of the prettiest walks in Dorset.
If you just fancy taking some time to admire the views the harbour wall always makes a popular spot to sit back and watch the world go by, and there are some popular boat trips that leave from the harbour such as an excursion to Brownsea Island. The harbour is a lively part of Poole with something to entertain all age groups, and if you check the town’s events diary before a Poole holiday you’ll almost certainly find something going on nearby.