Bournemouth
Viewing Points

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Our most recommended Bournemouth Viewing Points

  • Poole Harbor and Islands Cruise

    1. Poole Harbor and Islands Cruise

    Take a cruise around Europe's largest natural harbor, home to the town of Poole, the golden beaches of Sandbanks and Brownsea Island. From either open deck seating or comfortable saloon you will see stunning views of the exceptional landscape that surrounds it. Your 70 minute trip will start on charming Poole Quay with its old buildings and buzzing atmosphere.  Next you will go past Brownsea Island, home to wildlife and picturesque Brownsea Castle, built to protect against French invasions. After that comes the Sandbanks Peninsula and the luxurious houses of the ‘Golden Mile’. Then you will tour the great natural expanse of the harbor and the remaining islands: Green, Furzey, Long and Round. Fronting onto beautiful scenery it helped inspire classics like Lord of the Rings and Gulliver's Travel. 

    Beautiful sunny day The captain and commentator was excellent Whitby and full of valuable knowledge

  • From Bournemouth: Jurassic Coast & Isle of Purbeck Day Tour

    2. From Bournemouth: Jurassic Coast & Isle of Purbeck Day Tour

    Catch the early morning ferry across to the Isle of Purbeck. View Old Harry Rocks, the starting point of the Jurassic Coast, England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in breath-taking views across Poole Harbour and towards Brownsea Island. By mid morning you will arrive at Durlston Country Park. Visit the brand new Jurassic Coast visitor center housed in the recently refurbished Durlston Castle. There’s time for a morning coffee stop overlooking the famous Great Globe and a chance to take the cliff top walk along to Tilly Whim Caves and the Anvil Point Lighthouse. For every visitor brought to Durlston Country Park, a contribution towards a bursary that helps to support their volunteer programme is made. Heading west drive through some of the tiny lanes and villages that give Purbeck its unique character. Take lunch in the village of Corfe Castle, dominated by the ruins ...

    Gerry was excellent !!! We loved every minute of it ! I would highly recommend it , Many thanks for the experience Silvia & Lolita

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What people are saying about Bournemouth

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 10 reviews

It was on-time and a very pleasant boat ride. Our "skipper" did an excellent commentary with some lighthearted humour. The only negative comment is that the kiosk is now blue and not red (been this way for a year or so they say) and that we did not need to exchange our vouchers. All they did was view the QR codes visually on my phone. Overall - very happy.

My husband took our 8 year old grandchild who was really excited and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. He caught a fish which was returned to the deep. Then a fellow fisherman offered him a dab to take home. It was duly cooked on a bbq and tasted delicious. A great experience.

A lovely way to see around Poole harbour with the added bonus of a flyby from the red arrows. A throughly enjoyable experience!

Beautiful sunny day The captain and commentator was excellent Whitby and full of valuable knowledge

Make sure to wear your comfort shoes to enjoy the view, as it needs long walks.