Poole Harbour is a great place to explore any time of year. During the autumn months, air and seawater temperatures can still be quite warm. This makes this a great location to head to whether you’re planning to remain on land or be on the water.
With the shorter days the light can very special as well. This can lead to some fantastic photo opportunities.
Even the wildlife is getting in on the act of taking photos these days! Here is a red squirrel on Brownsea Island getting a close up with a camera. The Island is famous for these cute inhabitants and autumn is the perfect time to catch a glimpse of them as they are busy gathering their food stocks ready for the colder winter months.
The sunsets over Poole Harbour during October can be stunning. In this beautiful photo the sun is about to disappear behind the Purbeck Hills.
Fishermen are still selling their catches on Poole Quay. Here a huge Rock Oyster is for sale.
There’s plenty of activity still happening on the water. Here a group of kayakers have paddled into Poole Quayside in the lovely autumn sunshine.
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If you prefer to stay in dry land then grab a bucket and a net and see if you can catch some crabs off of Poole Quay. It’s a great family activity. Here three generation are having a go.
Jerry’s Point is accessed from using the chain ferry from Poole over to Studland. The area is part of Poole harbour but can only be accessed from the Studland side of the ferry. The area is an area of outstanding natural beauty and requires a short walk to get to.
This time of year the leaves start falling and all different types of fungi start popping up in woodlands and green spaces. This photo was taken on Brownsea Island.
We booked for two nights in our Motorhome and ended up staying six nights. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Shower blocks were kept clean and water was lovely and hot. Bus stop directly outside site going to Poole and Swanage on the he number 40 bus route. Worth getting a return ticket to save money Mo, Oct 2021
We had a simply fabulous time at South Lytchett Manor last month. We were not sure about camping in October but the site is well insulated, the playground kept our kids well entertained and the facilities were super clean and comfortable. We loved having a shop onsite and there are water taps and electricity points in abundance.. we have stayed at a number of sites and couldn’t recommend this Beth, Nov 2020
Great campsite, really friendly and polite staff. Very clean facilities and felt ‘safe’ with all the hand sanitizer and clear signage, highly recommend - we’ll probably book one of the huts next time.... Richard , Oct 2020