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What is Poole famous for?

Poole is a picturesque seaside town on the Dorset coast. It is situated in between Swanage and Bournemouth and known for its bustling quayside and rich maritime history. In the past it was famous for its commercial fishing fleet and ship building endeavours. These two industries are still thriving in the town and continue to earn the port international acclaim.

Poole is home to Europe’s largest natural harbour, which attracts thousands of watersports enthusiasts each year. The RNLI is based in the town and Poole Harbour is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is a haven for bird watchers and conservationists. Experts believe there are more than 360 different species in the waters.