GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Baiter Park, Whitecliff Park and Parkstone Bay

2 miles (3 km)

Enjoy a cycle or walk through this harbourside park in Poole. The route follows a nice surfaced path along the coast from Baiter Park to Whitecliff Park with great views over Parkstone Bay to Brownsea Island and the Purbeck Hills. It follows National Cycle Route 25and is suitable for families looking for a traffic free cycle ride or an easy coastal walk.
The route starts from the Baiter car park and heads east along the waterside path. You'll see lots of sailboats in the water as you make your way to Whitecliff rside Park where you'll pass the marina. There's also great views towards the Purbeck Hills and lots of birdlife to look out for on the water.
You can extend your outing by heading west to Poole Quay and continuing to Holes Bay and the lovely Upton Country Park. Also nearby is Poole Park which has a large boating lake and a miniature railway.
If you head to the coast you can try the Bournemouth to Poole Coastal Walk which starts at Poole Head.
The Poole Harbour Trail passes through the park. The 40 mile circular walk is a great way to explore the many highlights surrounding the significant harbour.


BH15 1UY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Baiter Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Baiter Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


There's a handy kiosk in the car park at Baiter which sells a variety of snacks and drinks. There's another one in the Whitecliff car park at the other end of the route.

Dog Walking

Baiter is a great place for dog walking with wide lawns next to the footpaths where your dog can run around.


Baiter slipway, Poole Harbour - - 388852

Baiter slipway, Poole Harbour The slipway at Baiter Park, Poole. The bottom end is clearly marked.

Stormy skies over Baiter, Poole harbour. (9757804352)

I went for a bracing walk around Poole Quay and then Holes Bay this morning. The wind was working itself up and there were some very interesting cloud formations.

Poole, The Baiter - - 1161355

Poole, The Baiter

Poole Docks from Baiter - - 342661

Poole Docks from Baiter

Whitecliff Park, Poole - - 388792

Whitecliff Park is an area of open land beside Parkstone Bay. The 'H' painted on the grass indicates the usual place used by Air Ambulance and Coastguard helicopters when transferring casualties to Poole General Hospital or 'bent' divers to the nearby recompression chamber.

Poole Park, Whitecliff Road - - 1161369

Whitecliff Road Somewhat fussy confection of pillars and lamps, at the South-western entrance to Poole Park. Detail on the pillars: stone plaques of fish, shells (motif for pilgrims sailing for Compostella) and eagles.

Poole, Parkstone Bay and Whitecliff Park - - 1430408

Parkstone Bay and Whitecliff Park Looking across the playing field of Whitecliff Park towards the yacht marina on Parkstone Bay.

Poole, Whitecliff Park - - 1430405

Whitecliff Park Looking across Whitecliff Park towards Parkstone Bay, our attention is drawn to a sign which contains a comic image of a man trying to keep his dog from entering the sports field.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Baiter Park.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)