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.


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)

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, GB?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,181 vacation rentals near Poole. From 416 Houses to 370 Condos/Apartments, 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 Vrbo.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Poole?

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

  • Poole Harbour: 1,572 vacation rentals
  • Sandbanks Ferry Terminal: 1,749 vacation rentals
  • Poole Branksome Station: 1,814 vacation rentals
  • Poole Hamworthy Station: 1,612 vacation rentals
  • Scaplen’s Court Museum: 1,550 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Poole listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Poole?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 416 Houses in Poole. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Poole include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 370 rentals available
  • Cottages: 330 rentals available
  • Cabins: 330 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Poole?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 47 vacation rentals with pool available in Poole. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.