Poole to Swanage via Old Harry Rocks

Updated: Jun 6

When you visit Hampshire or Dorset, a great day out is taking a boat trip from Poole Quay to Swanage, going around Old Harry Rocks and the beginning (or end) of The Jurassic Coast.

(see the video at the end).


Poole Quay isn't very busy early in the morning

Here's our boat

We pass lots of yachts and gin palaces as we make our way through Poole Harbour

Soon we see Brownsea Island on our right

As we cross Studland Bay we can see Old Harry Rocks in the distance


As we enter Swanage Bay we can see the famous Ballard Down Fault, where the chalk strata is almost vertical due to geological movement.

We arrive at Swanage and travel on to Corfe Castle - on the train



There's always time for a drink ...



Back to Swanage and a stroll along the beach




Then it's back on the boat for the return trip to Poole Quay


Here's the video of the day:


Where to stay in the Swanage area:

More expensive:

Grand Hotel Swanage

Knoll House Hotel

The Pig on the Beach


Less expensive:

Purbeck House Hotel

Purbeck View


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