Canoeing and Kayaking on : Poole Harbour

Paddle Point
Poole, UK

A good trip around Brownsea Island. Being aware of wind and tide is particularly important on a trip like this. Try to take advantage of Poole Harbour's double high tide.
Keep a look out for deer and other wildlife.

Paddle Point
Poole, UK

Sand/gravel beach with easy access. Free carpark but can get busy during summer.

Take care of tides as current can be very strong between Hamworthy and Arne peninsular particularly at spring tides.

Keep well away from pier to avoid interrupting anglers.

This car park is no longer free. I parked there recently (Summer 2017) and it was £2 all day. Public toilets and an ice cream van selling snacks may be there.
Paddle Point
Poole, UK

Long shallow wide ramp with in and out lanes. Gets very busy at weekends. Lots of ski boat and jet ski launches so can be very noisy.

Off ramp is rough gravel and rocks with few sandy patches.

Jetskiers and wakes can be a problem.

Parking is not allowed in the launch area without a trailer attached so park in main car park area. Charges apply and can be relatively expensive.

Area is open and exposed so can be prone to strong gusts or sea breezes especially in sunny afternoons.

It is a convenient put in for access to Poole Quay but this is a busy shipping area.

Paddle Point

Roadside parking with easy launching into the harbour. It's an easy paddle (avoiding the chain ferry, and the nudists) out of the harbour entrance.

Paddle Point
Poole, UK

Live weather and webcam from Poole harbour.
http://www.pooleharbourweather.com/default.aspx

Paddle Point

A campsite with its own slipway into the river Ware. Open april to september.

http://www.redcliffefarmcamping.co.uk


When we visited from the river, they were happy for us to stop on the bank, but if we had put in or got out there, there was a £2 launch fee per canoe.
Paddle Point
Poole, UK

A small public slipway with a limited amount of free parking and a 6'6 height barrier.