We go for a little speedboat fun in Poole Harbour in our Bayliner. Departing from Rockley Boat Park at Rockley Point we head out through the beautiful Poole Harbour, one of the largest natural harbours in the world! As we pass the entrance to Poole Quay we fall into the main shipping channel that guides us through the harbour – don’t worry traffic was very quiet on this day, we did not inconvenience any large ships!
We pass through Sandbanks Chain Ferry which crosses the narrow entrance to the harbour. The ferry is actually classed as a floating bridge and links Bournemouth and Poole with Swanage, which allows people to avoid a 25 mile journey by road. The chain ferry has right of way over other vessels and is funded by the toll costs.
Once out of harbour we head along the coast close to the golden beaches of Studland (Bit of trivia – Studland Beach was used in the Only Fools and Horses episode ‘It Never Rains..’ 🙂 ) Our destination was the famous Old Harry Rocks cliff formation located at Handfast Point on the Isle of Purbeck however it was bitterly cold and the sea state was uncomfortable so we retreated back into the calmness of the harbour where we anchored up around the back of Brownsea Island.
After a bite to eat we head back to Rockley Boat Park and hose the boat down.
VIDEO: Speedboat Fun In Poole Harbour
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