Harbour Guide


Welcome to the 2020 edition of the Poole Harbour & Marina Guide

I take pleasure in welcoming you to Poole Harbour, one of the world’s largest natural harbours, situated in what we believe is the most beautiful part of the British Isles. My role as Harbour Master is to ensure that all the varied interests (commercial, recreation and environmental) operate in harmony for the long term sustainability of the whole Harbour and its Stakeholders.

The 22nd Edition of The Poole Harbour & Marina Guide is once again full of important and useful information, whether you are a resident or visiting using Poole Harbour for business or leisure.

This year’s exciting news is the launch of the new PHC website www.phc.co.uk. You will find live feeds to weather updates, tide times and all the information required for safe navigation around the Harbour. We believe this new website is user friendly and contains a host of information about the Port and Harbour, and we hope that you will make use of this to improve your enjoyment of the area.

This year’s Poole Harbour Boat Show will be held from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th June – a free, fun-filled event for mariners and landlubbers alike. The show will feature over 200 exhibitors and have entertainment for the whole family, including waterborne displays, fireworks and live music. There will also be a new addition of ‘sea food and eat it’ stalls offering tasty local cuisine, and the popular ‘have a go on the water’ will be back again.

Once more we are happy to partner with GoPladdle raising awareness of the devastating consequences of plastic in the environment and specifically in and around Poole Harbour. Our charity for this year will be Poole Lifeboats who will be providing rescue demonstrations and also assist during the Boat Show with safety on the water.

The 2020 season of Harbour Dues decals have been printed. This year, in recognition of the 80th anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation, they depict the RNLI’s first motorised lifeboat the ‘Thomas Kirk Wright’ which was used in the D Day rescue. Have you kept your decal from last year and started your collection of these one-off designs?

Please remember that safety in the Harbour is paramount and remaining vigilant and adhering to safe practice helps everyone to enjoy their leisure activities. The advice contained in this Guide will help you to remain safe and protect our precious environment.

Do not hesitate to contact me on pooleharbourcommissioners@phc.co.uk if you have any queries regarding the Harbour.

Captain Brian Murphy
Harbour Master

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