Poole quay has a long history
dating back to Roman times, from the 16th to the 19th century
many fishing vessels sailed from Poole to fish off Newfoundland
Today, set within Poole Harbour; one of
the largest natural harbours in the world, the surrounding
area is known for its ecology, supporting varied habitats as
well as the Brownsea Island nature reserve.
Walking east of the quay there is a lovely
walk of 2 miles; see map and picture below.