Harbour Guide


Welcome to the 2021 edition of the Poole Harbour & Marina Guide

After such a challenging year, I am delighted to welcome you to Poole Harbour, one of the world’s largest natural Harbours and recognised as one of the UK’s most spectacular marine assets.

My role as Harbour Master is to ensure that all the varied interests (commercial, recreational and environmental) operate in harmony for the long-term sustainability of the whole Harbour and its stakeholders. We continue to request that you ensure Government COVID 19 guidelines are followed to protect Harbour users and the emergency services.

The 23rd edition of the Poole Harbour and Marina Guide provides important information and advice, whether you are a resident or visitor to Poole Harbour, for business or leisure.

You will find live feeds to weather updates, tide times, shipping movements and all the information required for safe navigation around the Harbour on the PHC website.

The 2021 Harbour Dues decal features the Poole Harbour Commissioners’ Pilot Vessel Vanguard sailing past Brownsea Castle. The castle was constructed between 1545-1547 by Henry VIII to protect Poole Harbour from invasion. The view of Brownsea Castle has since been an iconic landmark for Mariners at the entrance to Poole Harbour.

Please ensure that the 2021 Harbour Dues decal is displayed in a prominent position, on the port side of your craft.

Remember that safety in the Harbour is paramount and always try to remain vigilant.

The advice contained in this guide will help you stay safe and help protect our precious environment.

Please enjoy your time Poole Harbour

Captain Brian Murphy
Harbour Master

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