Positioned along the picturesque shores of Poole Harbour, Lilliput is a coastal haven that effortlessly captures the essence of seaside living. 

With its charming beaches, vibrant community, and an array of amenities, Lilliput offers a coastal lifestyle that effortlessly balances relaxation and adventure. Whether you’re drawn to the sea, seeking a sense of community, or simply craving the coastal charm, Lilliput welcomes you with open arms.


Do you like your avocado on sourdough with a side of adventure? Rockets & Rascals offers just that. While you’re waiting to be served, browse the shop’s range of road bikes, mountain bikes, gravel bikes and electric bikes – then picture yourself cruising/whizzing (depending on your preference) along the seafront, or further afield in the Purbecks or New Forest. If you’re not in the market for a new bike, head outside and rent yourself a Beryl bike or scooter for a spot of exploring.

Maritime Luxury

You’ll also find Koh Noi Thai Tapas Bar along this parade, as well as artisan bakery Patisserie Mark Bennett. Venture a few minutes’ walk from the main drag and you’ll come to Salterns Marina, where you can grab an alfresco coffee to sip while watching all the boats coming and going. You may even spot a Sunseeker or two. The international luxury superyacht company – which has provided vessels for four James Bond blockbusters – began in Poole and still has its headquarters here. If you’re inspired to find your sea legs, Red Boat Hire will rent you a self-drive boat that you can pootle around the harbour in. It’s not quite a Sunseeker, but there are worse ways to spend an afternoon.

Adventure Awaits

You may like to head to Sandbanks to make a splash with some watersports. Be sure to stop off at Evening Hill on the way to enjoy the picture-perfect view. This is a favourite spot for tucking into takeaway fish and chips, which can be bought from TJ’s Fish & Chips on Lilliput’s parade of shops.

Rather keep your feet on dry land? Parkstone Golf Club will offer a different kind of fresh-air fix. If you’re a current member of an affiliated club and have a WHS Handicap Index, you’ll be allowed to play at the beautiful course, ranked in the top 100 golf courses in Great Britain and Ireland by Golf World and Golf Monthly magazines. The clubhouse also serves smashed avocado on sourdough.


  • Excellent location close to the water, beaches, groceries, and fine dining. The views are incredible.

    Alec | April 2023

  • There was plenty to do in Lilliput and we would highly recommend a visit to Koh Thai restaurant and Mark Bennetts café, both of which were a short walk away. We’ll certainly be returning in the summer!

    James | January 2023

  • We really enjoyed the cafes and restaurants in Lilliput and at the nearby marinas and we will definitely be back in the summer!

    Hannah | December 2022

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