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Poole Quay

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Poole’s traditional working Quay is one of Poole’s major tourist attractions, the gateway to its stunning harbour and islands.

Just off the Quay, within Poole Museum, is where you will find the Poole Tourist Information Centre which provides information, advice and bookings for attractions, restaurants, travel and accommodation.

From the Quay visitors can take a harbour cruise or stop off to explore the National Trust’s Brownsea Island with activities for all the family from bird spotting to seashore discovery.  The island is one of the UK’s top nature reserves and one of the last places in England to see the native red squirrels.  As well as Sika Deer and a vast range of birds, Brownsea Island is the home of the scouting movement and the site of the first scout camp held by Lord Baden Powell in 1907.

Boat trips to the island run every half an hour from Poole Quay and from Sandbanks, from end of March – end of Oct/beginning of November with special limited openings Dec-March.