Poole Harbour Cruising Guide

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Poole Harbour is a stunning haven for boating and watersports of all kinds and offers a wide range of marinas and moorings.  You can berth in the heart of the town by the busy quay or anchor in a designated quiet area and enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife of Europe's largest natural harbour.  Poole is also a commercial port as well as home to a fishing fleet, the RNLI and several boatbuilders and there is a wide range of marine services here.

Ashore, head for bustling Poole Quay, with its range of pubs and restaurants as well as shopping and attractions, or get up close and personal with nature on a trip to Brownsea Island Nature Reserve, where red squirrels and wild peacocks roam freely. 

Poole Harbour Charts

SC5601    East Devon and Dorset Coast Exmouth to Christchurch (Small Craft Folio)
2175        Poole Bay
2611        Poole Harbour and Approaches

C4          Needles to Bill of Portland 
Y23        Poole Harbour


Poole Harbour Berthing


Cobb's Quay Marina, VHF Ch 80
Hamworthy, Poole BH15 4EL - +44(0)1202 674299
Maximum LOA: 25m
Water, electricity, toilets, showers, laundry, Wi-Fi, chandlery, fuel, gas, lift out, storage ashore, boatyard services, dry stack, convenience store

Lake Yard Marina
Lake Drive, Hamworthy, Poole BH15 4DT - +44(0)1202 674531
Maximum LOA: 15m
Water, electricity, toilets, showers, swinging moorings, lift out, storage ashore, restaurant

Parkstone Yacht Club Haven, VHF Ch 80 and Ch M (Parkstone Haven)
Pearce Avenue, Parkstone, Poole BH14 8EH - +44(0)1202 743610
Water, electricity, toilets, showers, gas, fuel, chandlery, bar, restaurant

Poole Quay Boat Haven, VHF Ch 80
Poole Town Quay, Poole BH15 1HJ - +44(0)1202 649488
Maximum LOA: 37m (by arrangement)
Water, electricity, toilets, showers, laundry, pump out

Salterns Marina, VHF Ch 80 and Ch M
40 Salterns Way, Lilliput, Poole BH14 8JR - +44(0)1202 709971
Maximum LOA: 20m
Water, electricity, toilets, showers, laundry, fuel, chandlery, lift out, storage ashore, on-site marine services

Other Berthing

Town Quay, VHF Ch 80 (Poole Quay Boat Haven)
Berthing for visiting leisure craft of more than 15m LOA.  Contact Poole Quay Boat Haven before berthing on the quay and follow their directions.

Good anchorages may be found clear of channels, moorings and shellfish beds, especially in South Deep, off Pottery Pier and off Shipstal Point

Studland Bay
Good anchorage but exposed to north and east winds and the north end of the bay is shallow


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+44(0)1202 842877 or +44(0)7768 71511
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Poole Harbour Tides

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Tidal predictions for Poole Entrance for the next 7 days