With its lively, seafaring atmosphere, this marina is a favourite with yachtsmen and motor cruisers alike. Situated at Hamworthy in Holes Bay within Poole Harbour, it is the world's second largest natural harbour with much of the surrounding shoreline undeveloped with many inlets and small islands to explore by boat. To the east lies the Solent, offering year-round racing and sheltered cruising around the Isle of Wight. To the west is Studland Bay and Swanage with its popular beaches. Further west there are extensive opportunities for cruising in the unspoilt waters of Torbay and the West Country.