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.

Activities

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)
Weather

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 features

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)
How to get there

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 property listings offer a large selection of 1,082 vacation rentals near Poole. From 392 Houses to 267 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Poole for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Poole?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Poole. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Sandbanks: 33 vacation rentals
  • Broadstone: 721 vacation rentals
  • Poole Harbour: 1,613 vacation rentals
  • Poole (POQ-Poole Bus Station): 1,645 vacation rentals
  • Sandbanks Ferry Terminal: 1,773 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Poole! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Poole?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Poole:

  • Broadstone: 721 rentals
  • Bournemouth: 1,206 rentals
  • Salisbury: 199 rentals
  • Swanage: 914 rentals
  • Lymington: 1,155 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Poole?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Poole are:

  • Poole (POQ-Poole Bus Station): 1,645 vacation rentals
  • Ringwood (RNW-Ringwood Bus Station): 1,859 vacation rentals
  • Bournemouth Airport (BOH): 1,803 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Poole?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Poole. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Poole Harbour: 1,613 rentals
  • Sandbanks Ferry Terminal: 1,773 rentals
  • Poole Hamworthy Station: 1,655 rentals
  • Museum of Design in Plastics: 1,826 rentals
  • Poole Parkstone Station: 1,814 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Poole listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.