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Absolute Aqua Ltd – Powerboat Training Centre Location
*Please check your letter/ joining instructions or confirm with our office as to the location of your course as we now operate from two sites in Poole:
Lake Yard Marina, Hamworthy & Parkstone Bay Marina, Lilliput.
How to find us at the Lakeyard Marina Site
Absolute Aqua Ltd is located at Lake Yard in Hamworthy. The unique positioning of the site overlooks Poole Harbour with views of Arne, Round island, Furzey Island and Brownsea Island. It is also directly adjacent to the only approved water skiing area in Poole Harbour. The location of Lake Yard offers unrestricted access to the deepwater channels leading to a boating area offering a wide choice of locations from Cherbourg 64 miles to the South, Weymouth to the West, Yarmouth and Lymington to the East. Cowes, the centre of British and International Yachting is as little as 32 miles away by sea. The beautiful locations of Swanage and Studland are also within close proximity as are Sandbanks and Wareham.
Lake Yard is close to the A35 with London via the M3 and M27 within only 2 hours drive. Bournemouth International Airport is also close at hand with scheduled flights to the Channel Islands and Europe as well as those within the UK. There are also fast Inter-City train links from Poole.
Detailed Travel Details – by road from the M3/M27/A31:
From London take the M3 southbound towards Southampton. When it joins the M27 follow the signs towards Bournemouth until the motorway becomes the A31. After Ringwood keep to the outer 2 lanes (of 4), continuing along the A31 towards Poole. Stay on the A31, now following signs for Dorchester, until you reach the junction with the A350. Take the first exit from the roundabout, sign posted for Poole/Upton.
Follow this road for about 2 miles – through 1 set of traffic lights and straight over the next roundabout, signposted for Hamworthy. Drive straight across the double mini roundabout, then under a railway bridge. Opposite the Red Lion pub, turn right into Lake Road. Follow the road under a narrow railway bridge. After the Yachtsman pub, turn right into Lake Avenue which becomes Lake Drive, then left into Lake Yard where you will find Absolute Aqua Ltd.
A regular main line service runs from London Waterloo to Poole Harbour with a journey time of approximately 2 hours.
click here train timetables & booking info
The closest local airports are Bournemouth International Airport click here for flight info and Southampton Airport click here for flight info
How to find us at the Parkstone Bay Marina site
Detail travel by road from the M3/M27/A31:
Take the M3 southbound towards Basingstoke.
At junction 14 turn onto the M27 westbound, signposted Southampton Docks & Bournemouth. This can be a confusing junction, make sure you aren’t heading for Portsmouth!
At the end of the M27 continue west on the A31 towards Bournemouth.
After about 12 miles take the first exit off the roundabout on to the A338 (Wessex way). Continue along the A338 (Wessex way) for approximately 10 miles until you come to a roundabout, take the 4th exit off on to the A35.
After a couple of miles take a left turn on to the B3369 (Sandbanks Rd), half a mile later take a right turn into Turks Lane.
Or alternatively, enter the following address into your satellite navigation system – Turks Lane, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset BH14 8EW