Poole Harbour is a natural harbour located in Dorset, southern England. This harbour is created at the last of the end ice age. On its shores, there is the town of Poole. It has a history of human resolution broadening to the pre-Roman times. The harbour is very shallow with the depth just about 48 cm. The area of this harbour is about 36 km2 or 14 sq mi. The entrance way to this harbour is through Poole Bay and the English Channel. When the visitors are entering the harbour, there will be the shores of Studland beach and Sandbanks. There are also several islands, such as Brownsea Island, Furzey Island, Green Island, Long Island, Round Island, Gigger’s Island, Drove Island, Pergins Island and Stone Island. The largest island is Brownsea Island. There are 4 rivers that drain into this harbour. The largest river is the River Frome. This river flows through Dorchester and Wareham.
Poole Harbour For Recreation & Tourism
Poole harbor has extensive mudflat and salt marsh habitats. This area is very popular as recreation and tourism area. There is open heathland for little agricultural use in the south shore of the harbor. At this day, the popularity of water sports, like wakeboarding, water skiing, kitesurfing, and windsurfing has risen. The Commissioners of Poole Harbour have chosen areas in the harbour exclusively for sports participation. Poole is pretty good and its wind conditions are variable. When the wind condition later strong, it is good for sports such as windsurfing. To profit from the harbor, there are some local businesses of water sport that operate around the harbour. Poole Tourism has also signed several trails and circular walks. The local authorities must carefully manage the tourism to avoid damage to the habitats in this harbour. In this harbor, the visitors can see some bird species like pied avocet, common shelduck, black-tailed godwit, little egrets, and spoonbill.