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Take your pick of inspiring adventures in 2018

Sandbanks Peninsula Shot
1.  Cycle, run or walk away the back to work blues on Britain’s best beach, Sandbanks.  With 10 miles of uninterupted beaches to explore stretching from the tip of Poole's world famous peninsula to Hengistbury Head in Bournemouth – perfect for dog walking, child tiring and finding your coastal calm.

Watersports on Poole Harbour

2.  From coasteering & windsurfing to kayaks & aquatic jet packs, try new ways of getting out on water on the coast with the most link will open in new window.  

Red Squirrel on Brownsea Photo
3.  Experience wildlife in abundance with friendly experts to guide you.  Seek out rare red squirrels, impressive sika deer, specially created marine conservation zones and Poole Harbour’s internationally recognised wetland habitat for rare birds.  

Brownsea Island from harbour
4. Harness your inner Famous Five character with a boat trip from Poole Quay or Sandbanks and an island adventure on the National Trust’s Brownsea Island.  Explore the island and follow it up with lashings of food at the café with the best view.

Open for Winter Weekends 10 Feb - 11 March 2018 from 10am - 4pm, boats hourly.  
Open daily to the public from 18 Mar - 29 October 2017, 10am - 5pm.

Discover Lulworth - Durdle Door 

5. Explore the world heritage Jurassic Coast by sea or on foot along the South Coast Path.  185 million years in the making with 95 miles of coastline, make a stop Lulworth Estate, complete with castle, grounds and the stunning Durdle Door.

Superhawk Marine 

6. Tailor your own luxury motor boat link will open in new window or yacht charter link will open in new window with packages to suit, for spending time with friends special occasions and exploring the coast. 

Farmer Palmers pony grooming 

7. Get up close for family friendly animal adventures with hands-on activities at Farmer Palmers Farm Park (open from 20 Jan 2018) or meet the residents of Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre.

South Lytchett Romany Caravan 2 

8. Camp in a beautiful Romany Caravan link will open in new window at the multi award winning South Lytchett Caravan & Camping Park where four beautiful vans combine all mod cons with the romance of a night under the stars. Open 1 March 2018-2 January 2019.   

Corfe Castle with Tents 

9. Explore living history with regular camps at Corfe Castle or the romance of steam with Swanage Railway’s special dining or driver experiences.   

10.  With stunning beaches and over 110 miles of inland harbour there are many stunning cycle rides and walks to explore in and around Poole including from Sandbanks Ferry to Old Harry Rocks link will open in new window chosen by Julia Bradbury as one of Britain’s best walks.

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