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Sandbanks Chain Ferry, Poole

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The narrow entrance to Poole Harbour is linked by a chain ferry operated by the grandly-named Bournemouth-Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company. The short crossing between Sandbanks and Shell Bay saves a 25-mile round trip between Poole and Swanage.

  • Gary Davies 6 months ago
    Big harbour, small ships!
  • Mike Francis 9 months ago
    Nice! Brings back memories!
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    Text by Steve Smith.

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