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Poole Quay

In 1568 Queen Elizabeth gave Poole a new charter. This  made Poole completely independent and gave the townspeople complete control over all their own affairs

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Poole Quay is easily accessible from Poole town centre, a few minutes walk down from the Dolphin Shopping Centre will take you into the older part of the town with more original roads and buildings. A straight walk down the highstreet will naturally lead to the quayside. This port has been in use for centuries and now serves cross-channel ferries, yachtsmen and fishermen. Many fine craft are now moored in the safety of the quay's naturally protected waters mainly due to a recent spate of luxury quayside developments. This area is set to become the new 'jet set' port of call and no doubt property prices will remain higher than average.

Various unique photos of the Quay can be viewed in the DorsetMap Photo Gallery.

Eating Out: There are many forms of food available along the quayside, these include snacks, Fish & Chips, sweets, ice-creams. There are also several traditional pubs and a Weatherspoons which offer food all day.

The Quay Pub (Weatherspoons chain)

Address: 21, The Quay, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HJ

Things To Do:

Take a ferry across to Brownsea Island from the quayside.

Cruise along the Purbeck coast on a Birdboat ... a guided boat trip in association with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Visit the Pavers shoe outlet on the quayside and grab some footware bargains...

Visit the Dolphin Shopping Centre just a short walk into town for a browse