Kitesurfing is a popular activity at Poole Harbour, particularly in our designated area located at Whitley Lake, Sandbanks. To be able to kitesurf though, you will need a permit, which can be obtained by completing the necessary application form.

You can get your permit from the Harbour Office once you have provided us with all the relevant information. We strongly advise you to look over our Code of Safe Practise for Kitesurfing which will make you aware of our rules and regulations concerning the activity.

If you’d like to find out more about this permit or others, feel free to get in touch with us at Poole Harbour Commissioners today. Give us a call on 01202 440 200, or send us an email at

Poole Harbour Commissioners do not offer a refund policy on Harbour Dues, Personal Watercraft, Water Ski or Kite Surfing Permits.

Harbour Dues are non-transferable