Red Squirrels can be found on Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour.

Poole Harbour – Autumn Adventure

Days Out

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.

Squirrel snapper!

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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.

Stunning sunsets

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The sunsets over Poole Harbour during October can be stunning. In this beautiful photo the sun is about to disappear behind the Purbeck Hills.

Giant shellfish

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Fishermen are still selling their catches on Poole Quay. Here a huge Rock Oyster is for sale.

Kayak adventures

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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.

Crabbing on the Quay


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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

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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.

Hamworthy Beach

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Hamworthy Beach is only a short distance from our caravan park in Dorset. There are unspoilt views across Poole Harbour.


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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.

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