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Rockley Point

This is our original centre, founded in 1976, based in beautiful Poole harbour, Europe's largest natural harbour. The centre uses some of the UK's safest and most idyllic sailing waters. Close to the busy port of Poole and the ancient Saxon walled town of Wareham, Rockley Point is the gateway to picturesque and historic Dorset. The centre benefits from the facilities of the adjacent Holiday Park and provides a comfortable and rewarding activity holiday.

Rockley Point is possibly the most highly regarded sailing centre in Britain. This reputation, of which we are very proud, has been earned over the years by the dedication, hard work and expertise of our members of staff.

Who is Rockley for?

Are you a school group looking for an actvity adventure or a beginner wanting to learn how to sail? Do you love sailing and want to make it a career or are you looking for a residential week away for your child? At Rockley Point we do it all. We cater for many family, individual bookings and school and groups activity trips.  Rockley Point probably trains more Dinghy Instructors than any other centre in the UK and we provide staff training for companies such as Neilson, Sunsail and Center Parcs as well as Instructor training and qualifications for Local Authority centres and many UK and International Sailing Clubs.

Whilst running all of our Watersports and Academy courses, Rockley Point also welcomes over 1000 pupils and their teachers from schools and groups all over Europe for an action packed residential activity trip.

Centre Highlights

Rockley Point is probably the most highly regarded sailing centre in Britain and uses some of the UK's safest and most idyllic sailing waters.

For School and Groups, Rockley Point specialises in sailing enabling students to gain RYA certifcates according to ability. We also provide kayaking and windsurfing courses and multi-activity sessions.

Our purpose built accommodation is situated a short walk from the sailing centre. Each ensuite room sleeps between 4 and 6 individuals.

A full entertainment programme is offered for those staying in our accommodation.

All food is freshly prepared on-site.

Poole Harbour is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Protected Area (SSA). Parts of the Harbour are local and national nature reserves.

Areas of heathland support rare birds and invertebrates and reptiles, while pine woodland on some of the harbour's islands such as Brownsea, are of national importance for some of England's last surviving populations of red squirrel.

Close to the thriving port of Poole and the ancient Saxon-walled town of Wareham, Rockley Point is the gateway to picturesque and historic Dorset.

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 - 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.


ACTIVITIES AT Rockley Point Don't miss out!

  • RYA Sailing Courses
  • Multi-hull Sailing
  • Pico Sailing
  • Stand up Paddleboarding
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Orienteering
  • Raft Building
  • Team Building and Initiative Exercises
  • Archery
  • Climbing
  • Evening Entertainments
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CALL: +44 (0)1202 677272
EMAIL: hello@rockley.org
VISIT: Rockley, 13 Parkstone Road, Poole, Dorset. BH15 2NN UK

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