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Poole Harbour

Welcome to Round Island

Holiday on your own Private Island

in the Heart of Poole Harbour

Round Island is situated in the sheltered western portion of Poole Harbour. The pier faces west towards the R.S.P.B. Reserve on the Arne Headland and views from around the island include the Purbeck Hills and Corfe Castle.

The Island is approximately 15 acres in size with a path which winds through rhododendrons and woodland which is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. There is a small sandy beach with shallow water.

  • Round Island Cottages

Island accommodation


There are three guest cottages on Round Island, 'Curlew', 'Sandpiper' and 'Pier' which are located close to the pier and beach, taking in the peaceful views of the RSPB Reserve at Arne. 

Round Island, Poole Harbour

Round Island, Poole Harbour

The early history of the island indicates that the Island formed part of the Rempstone and Wareham Estate from 1886, (or possibly much earlier) until 1935 when it was sold to the Hon Kathleen Laurence, Daughter of Lord Illiffe.


Poole Harbour is one of the world’s largest natural harbours and plays host to recreational, commercial and military interests and a range of environmental designations.

The Island enjoys a tranquil location, and there is an advisory speed limit of 6 knots in effect which goes to maintain the tranquillity of this part of the Harbour, and to protect our surrounding small bays and inlets where many birds feed, roost and breed.

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