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Poole is located on the Souther coast of England and it is a port of the Dorset County. It was founded as an unitary authority in 1997 and has an estimated population of over 142,000 people. Poole attracts numerous visitors every year because of its coastal location and its many attractions.

Bournemouth and Poole hold TEN Seaside Awards between them signifying safe and clean holiday beaches. There are seven miles of golden sands running from the east, on to Studland in the west, Sandbanks beach (winner of more European Blue Flags than any other British resort), continuing past the entrance to Poole Harbour and down to Studland Village in the Isle of Purbeck.

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The Poole Quay originally was a trading and commerce spot and part of the local port. Now it is a favorite touristic location as it has many attractions and promenade places. The Quay is flanked with old establishments and houses, different styles of buildings, historical landmarks and more. The Poole Quay offers its visitors a chance to understand local activities and evolution of the commercial area. Many of the buildings here are historical sites listed Grade I or Grade II. Some of the most interesting ones are the pottery factory and the medieval warehouse.

Poole Harbour and Poole Bay are the locations preferred for many beach side activities, like water skiing, surfing and sailing. These are perfect for outdoor activities related to water sports, but also to sports practiced on land, as the extensive beach spaces offer people the possibility to play volleyball or football or any other that can be played on sand. People may also like to admire the vast marina in the harbor and enroll in classes that can teach them how to drive a boat. There are several locations that offer rental boating equipment and everything you need for a full maritime experience.

The Lighthouse in Poole is an arts complex, that gathers all possible forms of artistic manifestations in one place. Here, visitors will be able to see theater performances, films, live concerts, media galleries, exhibitions of modern art and so on. It is the perfect venue for culture lovers, who want to find out more about local and contemporary art and to take part in various kinds of representations of it.

Poole is a perfect location for people who want to have an active vacation, but would just as well like to learn more about arts.