Poole and Sandbanks Holiday Cottages
Did you know... that Sandbanks in Poole is the most expensive place to live in Europe?
Poole, on Dorset’s south coast, is famous for its large harbour and bustles with life and the many residents and visitors attracted to the town all year round. Since the Poole and Sandbanks holidays of thousands are centred around the towns’ beaches, quay and harbour – it’s little wonder the resorts are home to all kinds of water and beach-based sports, not to mention many events. Whether those staying in Blue Chip Holiday’s Poole holiday cottages are looking for excitement, relaxation or culture they are sure to find it.
- Poole Harbour is the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world (1st is Sydney)
- The Lord of the Rings author J. R. R. Tolkien lived in Poole for during his retirement
- Two out of the five previous British winners of the Miss World title have hailed from Poole
Poole & Sandbanks Tourist Information
Poole and Sandbanks have become associated with luxury, impressive properties and a certain style – and those on Poole & Sandbanks holidays will no doubt appreciate why! The Sandbanks Beach area of Poole harbour is something of a playground for all kinds of visitor, and the views from the fashionable properties surrounding it no doubt often include lines of yachts, strolling visitors and adrenaline-seekers performing water sports.
The wealth of entertainment available for those on Poole and Sandbanks holidays includes several nearby theme parks for the whole family, remarkable natural beauty spots, Poole Park, Poole Museum, or why not catch a greyhound or speedway race at Poole Stadium for a new experience?!
Beach Holidays in Poole & Sandbanks
Guests of Blue Chip’s self-catering Poole & Sandbanks holiday cottages will be in luck if they enjoy golden beaches with plenty to see and do! Sandbanks Beach is one of the area’s leading choices, and has held the ‘Blue Flag’ award for the past 21 years. Suitable for disabled visitors, Sandbanks Beach offers facilities, refreshments, the hire of pedalos and canoes, and it is lifeguarded between the months of May and September. With its spacious sands and easy access, Sandbanks is a safe and clean option for family-friendly days on the beach.
Amongst the many additional beaches in the area is Branksome Dene, with its striking views of Poole Bay, large car park and close facilities. North of Poole harbour, Hamworthy Park Beach boasts sweeping views and is perfect for peaceful days in the sun, and Shore Road Beach is safe, sandy and close to some cafes that will make the sun shine on your visit whatever the weather.
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Dog Friendly Holidays in Poole & Sandbanks
Those on dog friendly holidays in Poole and Sandbanks have plenty of options when it comes to visiting the shore with their family pet. Branksome Dene permits dogs throughout the year, and they are welcome to visit the west end of Sandbanks Beach. The main beaches do enforce restrictions between May and September. Poole and its surroundings are also ideal for exploring via walks and trails, which are perfect for those on a getaway with their dog. Why not pick up the South West Coastal Path and take in the views as you stroll?