Destination guide

Friendly Poole will entice you

The ocean views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Poole. Well known for its spas, restaurants and bars, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island are just a couple of the must-sees. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Poole

Do you want to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Poole a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monkey World Ape Rescue Center (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Poole Twin Sails Bridge (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Splashdown Waterpark (2.6 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Wimborne Model Town (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Alum Chine Beach (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Meyrick Park Golf Course (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)

Seasonal weather in Poole

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 66°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Poole

Travelers enjoy Poole for its seaside and island views. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Poole is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Brownsea Island (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Bournemouth Beach (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Poole Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Compton Acres (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Sandbanks Beach (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Shell Bay Beach (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)

Transportation options to and around Poole

Fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), the closest airport, located 8.3 mi (13.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Southampton (SOU), which is 32 mi (51.5 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Poole Hamworthy Station, Poole Station and Poole Parkstone Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay around Poole?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,020 holiday lettings near Poole. From 270 Cottages to 409 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Poole for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Poole?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Poole. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Poole Hamworthy Station: 1,406 holiday lettings
  • Scaplen’s Court Museum: 1,194 holiday lettings
  • Poole Old Lifeboat Museum: 1,387 holiday lettings
  • Poole Harbour: 1,323 holiday lettings
  • Poole Parkstone Station: 1,583 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Poole listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Poole?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 270 Cottages in Poole. Our other popular types of Poole holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 409 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 270 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 285 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Poole?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 45 holiday homes with pool available in Poole. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.