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There and back

The ferry saves a long drive around Poole Harbour and since it is attached to both sides of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Poole, United Kingdom
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Best way to travel to swanage from poole

I’ve lived in poole all my life and still enjoy using the chain ferry. My kids love it. I regularly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sean H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ferry saves a long drive around Poole Harbour and since it is attached to both sides of the harbour mouth by a chain so that it doesn't float away you always know where it's going.

Thank davalew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve lived in poole all my life and still enjoy using the chain ferry. My kids love it. I regularly use it as my route when working in swanage. It’s gets very busy in the summer for vehicles so we sometimes cycle there via sandbanks...More

Thank Sean H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our visitors over the chain ferry to begin a great day out. Then drove to Norden train station, near Corfe Village, to get the steam train do Swanage. This is a perfect trip, being on an old Victorian steam train! Swanage is such a...More

Thank Gladrags882
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the chain ferry from Sanbanks over to Studland to journey on to Swanage. The ferry travels to and fro continually and the journey takes around 10 minutes. It’s easy to drive on and off and the ferry is well maintained. Recommended!

Thank Lauvirgre
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a ferry for transporting vehicles. Reasonably priced. Saves a forty five minute drive around the bay. Use it, it's fun. Ix

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely start to our holiday in Swanage...not particularly cheap but a good start to our break. Staff on ferry very helpful and cheery. Thanks

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The alternative to the ferry is a long detour via the Isle of Purbeck. During the winter it makes sense to use the ferry but in Summer you may have a long wait. The journey time is only 4 minutes and costs £4.50 for a...More

1  Thank X8085XIalanf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With the October sun setting over the western side of the harbour and the Isle of Purbeck and Brownsea Island to the north, this has to be one of the most scenic ferry crossings and it saves a 20+ mile drive via Corfe Castle and...More

Thank pricey905
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Considering the distance you travel, it’s probably one of the most expensive ferry rides ever! But, it’s great and very reliable. The staff are friendly and it’s all very efficient. We used it at least 4 times with different modes of transport!

Thank mondragonyun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not too much say except that it does what it says on the tin. in fairmess there arent many other options but this is fine

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6 September 2018|
Response from RGNLONDON | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can pay £4.50 and take the ferry from Sandbanks to Studland and park in the NT parking in Studland, then go over the ferry from Studland to Sandbanks to take the boat to Brownsea Island or other boat trips, then go... More
Elsie C
13 July 2018|
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Response from jennyr528 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry you would need to ask the ferry operators I couldn’t answer that
Alla K
30 June 2018|
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Response from bob2158 | Reviewed this property |
Yes public toilets are open.