Whether you wish to shop in the magnificent Dolphin Shopping Centre or you are looking for something out of the ordinary in the boutique stores in the Old Town, then Poole is the place for you.
The Dolphin Shopping Centre, located right at the heart of Poole has over 100 of your favourite shops and stores. You will find Marks & Spencers, Next, Boots, Beales, plus many High Street names, together with specialist shops and cafes, all conveniently situated in a clean and modern environment. The Dolphin Centre is open seven days a week with plenty of available parking at the adjacent multi-storey. The Dolphin Centre has excellent access for disabled folk with their shopmobility scheme.
In Poole’s Old Town at the lower end of the High Street you will find a host of gift shops that cater for the tourists in the summer but also carry a wonderful collection of interesting gifts throughout the year. Established on the Quay since 1873, Poole Pottery is a firm favourite for all Poole’s visitors. Within the Factory shop you will find thousands of different products including, homeware, giftware and fashion at incredible prices. The Poole Pottery Factory Shop is open seven days a week.
If your idea of a holiday is “shop till you drop” then the wide pedestrianised boulevards of Bournemouth and its surrounding districts are a must for your visit. The town centre streets are lined with every kind of boutique, High Street store, jeweller and accessory shop imaginable. There are five major department stores with a selection of designer clothes and lifestyle items. With shops opening all the time this is the place to find your style, whatever your style. Modern shopping malls, Victorian arcades, visiting buskers and a huge selection of bars, cafes and bistros create a varied and leisurely experience that’s more than just a trip into town.
If you want to take a while to relax from the shopping, Bournemouth boasts over 2,000 acres of Parks and Gardens to take a well earned rest. If you fancy venturing further afield go West to the district of Westbourne where you will find an impressive selection of designer clothes and interior design shops. If you have an eye for finding that undiscovered masterpiece then you need to travel East to Boscombe for its street market and wall-to-wall antiques.
Whatever your age group and whatever you are searching for, we are sure you will find it in Bournemouth. If all else fails enjoy a cappuccino overlooking the water.