Not an area for students, but poole offers a good casual night out - specially down by Poole harbour. Plenty of pubs, bars and restaurants with a scenic view. Poole has the Dolphin shopping centre where it is home to many high street shops such as river island, miss selfridge, pandora, JD sport etc. Poole town highstreet has a vast selection of different charity shops, bakeries, cafes and other shops. It has done well in preserving the historic look of the town. In walking distance of Poole town are big supermarkets such as Asda, Sainsburys, Aldi and Tesco express which is on the harbour, which is very convenient. Poole harbour is a great place to go for a brisk walk, run or even just a place to relax - specially on a sunny day! Sandbanks is only a few minutes drive away and is the area where famous footballers live! Sandbanks beach has golden sands and nice blue water.