Things to do in Poole this summer

Things to do in Poole this summer

With its fascinating maritime history, Jurassic coast and award-winning golden beaches, a visit to Poole in the summer is a must. To help you make the most of your trip, we’ve put together a list of our favourite things to do in Poole.

Beach day

You simply cannot visit the Jurassic coast without taking a trip to the beach - it should be top of your list of things to do in Poole. If the British weather is behaving then why not spend a whole day hanging out on the beach with your favourite people? For golden shores head to award-winning blue flag beach Sandbanks


For those seeking more active things to do in Poole, why not try out some watersports? From stand up paddleboarding and kayaking to jet-skiing and aquatic jetpacks there’s a whole host of watersports on offer in Poole.


Take a boat trip

Get out on the water to enjoy a different perspective on the town. This is one of the most fun things to do in Poole. Enjoy a tour of Europe's largest natural harbour, spot the local wildlife or take a ferry to the National Trust’s Brownsea Island. You can even hire your own boat to explore the coast at your own leisure.


Catch the summer fireworks

Every Thursday throughout summer you can enjoy a free, spectacular firework display, live music and entertainment on Poole Quay. One of the best things to do in Poole this summer, head down to the quay from 7pm to enjoy some food and soak up the atmosphere before the firework display at 10pm. Find out more and plan your visit.

Enjoy seafood overlooking the sea

Enjoying some delicious seafood by the sea should be top of your list of things to do in Poole this summer. Our Rockfish seafood restaurant in Poole is in a fantastic location on the quay overlooking the harbour. On sunny summer days you can tuck into your incredible fresh seafood on our terrace, watching the boats come and go. There’s nothing better! Rockfish get's very busy in the summer, so make sure you've booked a table.