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The quay at Poole in Dorset, England.
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Poole is a coastal town and tourist destination (population 125,000) in the county of Dorset in southern England. The town is on the shores of the English Channel. Bournemouth is an important (and much larger) neighbouring coastal town. Poole has been a working port for many hundreds of years, though its harbour is not suitable for large shipping.

Poole harbour[?] itself is notable for being one of the worlds largest natural harbours.

Amongst interesting sites are Compton Acres[?] Gardens, and the nature reserve of Brownsea Island[?], where Baden Powell organized the first Boy Scout camp.

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