Guide to Dorset's beaches

Harbour Lake Beach

Harbour Lake is a sheltered, sandy beach not far from Poole town centre. The beach is surrounded by a nature reserve and seals are often seen swimming in the harbour. Popular for fishing, swimming and sailing.

Type of beach

Sand and mud

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are allowed all year.

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Toilets (inc disabled) are a short distance away.


There is a free car park for approximately 200 cars.


Marine Conservation Society Recommended