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.
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.
Once at Rockley Point, your pupils and staff alike will stay within our Rockley Lodge - a purpose built accommodation building including en-suit bunk bed accommodation with a communal dining hall and chill out facility.
Rockley Lodge is situated at the top of Rockley Park and is a 5 minute walk down the beach at Rockley Point
Our core focus for the trip is to give the pupils the experience on activities. With this they spend very little time in the accommodation.
They will require a pillow and sleeping bag/duvet. As simple as that!
During a Rockley Adventure, students will develop knowledge, understanding, resilience, teamwork and a sense of pride in undertaking new challenges. These types of activities and opportunities, as part of their education, are designed to enhance their progress in learning as well as develop the individual as a whole.
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.
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.
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.