How to Find Us
Rockley Point Sailing Centre
Rockley Point Sailing Centre is based in Europe's largest natural harbour, in some of the UK's safest and most idyllic sailing waters. Nestled in the north west corner of Poole Harbour, we believe our sailing area is second to none, with tens of square miles of quiet, sheltered water in one of the UK's most beautiful locations. Close to the bustling port of Poole with its many bars, cafes and restaurants, Rockley Point is also the gateway to picturesque and historic Dorset. The Town Quay, with its chandleries, Poole Pottery, restaurants and traditional pubs is well worth a visit after the sailing day is over.
Poole Park is located in the centre of Poole in the tranquil surroundings of the Victorian Park. The boating lake is approximately 600m x 600m and about 1m deep, making this location ideal for the short taster sessions and equipment hire that we offer here.
How to Find Us
Poole is located on the south coast of England within easy reach of Southampton, London, Birmingham and the Midlands. We are fortunate to be served by excellent road and rail links and an International airport at Bournemouth.
Remember to check to which of our Poole Watersports centres you are booked!
Rockley Point - BH15 4RW
Poole Park - BH15 2SF
Rockley Watersports Head Office - BH15 2NN
From London and the South East
If you are driving from London or the South East, head for the M3 to Southampton, then M27 west and then Poole is an easy 40 minutes along the A31.
From the North
The A34 brings you down to the M3, from where you can join the M27 at Southampton from where it is about 40 minutes west along the A31.
From the South West
From the South West, you will find the A35 brings you from Exeter and Dorchester straight to Poole.
From the A35 Upton bypass or A350 from Blandford, follow signs for "Channel Ferry" and Upton and the brown tourist information signs to Rockley Park. Travel along the B3068 Blandford Road for approximately 1.5 miles to the second set of traffic lights then turn right onto Ashmore Avenue and continue as below.
From Poole town centre follow signs for "Channel Ferry" and Upton and the brown tourist information signs to Rockley Park. Go over the lifting bridge, along the B3068 Blandford Road for about 1 mile to a set of traffic lights. Turn left onto Ashmore Avenue which then leads onto Lulworth Avenue. Continue to the end of this road where you will then turn right on to Lake Road and then left on to Napier Road. You will find the Yachtsman pub on your left. Continue along the road until you approach a mini roundabout. Go straight over the roundabout and follow this road to and through the Caravan Park. Rockley Point Sailing School is situated on the beach.
For Poole Park
From the A35 Upton bypass or A350 from Blandford, follow signs for Poole town centre. Travel along the A350 Holes Bay Road to the large roundabout by Asda and Poole train station, take the flyover left over the railway line to the George roundabout, take the last exit, Kingland Road, with the bus station on your right and the Lighthouse Centre for the Arts on your left, up to another roundabout, go straight over and take the first left into Poole Park. We are about 200m along the road by the water in the same building as Mezza Luna restaurant.
From Poole town centre there is an entrance to Poole Park by the Civic centre at the very end of Sandbanks Road or continue along Parkstone Road which runs alongside the Park to Pleasant roundabout, take the first left onto Mount Pleasant Road, at the next roundabout go left and then first left again into the Park. We are about 200m along the road by the water in the same building as Mezza Luna restaurant.
Public Transport DetailsRail Services
The nearest railway station is Poole for connections to Weymouth, Southampton (Central and Parkway) and London (Waterloo). Poole station is only a short taxi journey from Rockley Point and has a taxi rank immediately outside the station.Coach Services (National Express Enquiries)
The nearest coach station is Poole for connections to the West Country, Midlands, London and the South East. Poole coach station is only a short taxi journey from Rockley Point and has a taxi rank immediately adjacent to the station.
- Based in beautiful Poole Harbour
- Established 1976
- All courses lead to RYA certificates
- All our instructors are fully RYA qualified
- Private Tuition available on request