Poole Quay

Discover a world of endless possibilities at Poole Quay. Offering the perfect blend of maritime history, vibrant entertainment, and breathtaking natural beauty.

Whether you’re a history buff, foodie or gin connoisseur, Poole Quay will surprise and delight you. Learn all about the town’s rich past in Poole Museum or pick up a cockle trail leaflet, which will guide you all around Poole Old Town, educating you on hundred of years of heritage and whispering secrets hidden hidden within the creaking buildings.

Poole Quay

Rest your tired feet in one of the many cafes here, such as Deli on the Quay, Quay Café or Custom House Café Bar & Bistro, or enjoy a drink in one of the pubs, like The King Charles, Poole Arms or Jolly Sailor. Some of these old haunts have been around since the smuggling days, when outlaws would bring contraband ashore to distribute all over the country. If the walls could talk… For a swankier tipple, get cosy in Tin of Sardines, a gin bar offering more than 300 types of gin – Black Tomato, anyone? If you’re after more than a drink or a snack, choose from the plethora of restaurants: Guildhall Lounge, Da Vinci’s, Storm, The Crown Hotel or, if you want to push the boat out a little, Hotel du Vin.

Coastal Charm

Step onto the cobbled streets of Poole Quay and be transported back in time. Feel the echoes of its rich maritime heritage as you stroll along the historic waterfront. Watch as fishing boats bob gently in the harbor, creating a picturesque scene that’s Instagram-worthy at every angle.

Explore and Unwind

With its bustling bars, quirky shops, and award-winning restaurants, Poole Quay is a haven for foodies, shoppers, and culture enthusiasts alike. Explore our vibrant market and discover unique treasures, indulge in a delicious seafood feast, or simply relax with a glass of local wine while watching the sunset over the water.

Back on the mainland, Upton Country Park is another impressive space definitely worth exploring. The Georgian Grade II-listed Upton House serves as the focal point to its 140 acres of woodland, parkland and shoreline. If you have a dog, it’ll be in heaven. Come to think of it, so will you.


  • The area was great and super buzzy on the saturday night, definitely got quieter into the Sunday/Monday though which was also great for the more chilled nights in.

    Jaime | July 2023

  • What a beautiful spot! Always something going on and we loved the old town back streets.

    Paul | August 2023

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