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Hamworthy Park

Hamworthy Park sits on Poole Harbour and comprises Hamworthy beach, a large, green open space and a children's paddling pool and play area. 

The park, which has views of Brownsea Island and the Purbecks, is licensed to hire for outdoor events. 


Lulworth Avenue, Hamworthy, Poole, BH15 4DH. 


There’s a 60-space car park in Lulworth Avenue at the park entrance, but it does get busy in summer.

Opening times 

The park is always open, but the paddling pool is usually only open from May to September.


There are entrances to the park on Lulworth Avenue and Branksea Avenue. 


Dogs are welcome on the beach all year round, but not in the play parks or paddling pool. 


There are public and disabled toilets, pushchair and wheelchair-friendly paths and access points to the harbour beach. 

Food and drink 

The park has the Park Cafe and drinking water points. 

Fun things to do 

The park’s two children’s play areas have access to a large, recently-refurbished paddling pool.  

The 2 children's play areas also have: 

  • spring rockers 
  • slides 
  • cradle swings 
  • mini climbing wall 
  • climbing frames 
  • see-saw 
  • skateboard simulator 
  • zipwire 
  • rodeo board 
  • swinging pole 
  • sky surfer 
  • climbing poles 
  • rebound wall with skills panel 
  • cricket wicket 
  • basketball hoop 
  • kickabout goals. 

Sport and exercise 

At the park there's a fitness station and South Coast Adventures, a leading outdoor activities provider offering paddleboarding, kayaking and canoeing lessons. 

Friends of Hamworthy Park 

Friends of Hamworthy Park are volunteers who help us promote the park and raise funds by hosting events to improve its facilities.