Round Island (Dorset)

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Round Island
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Round Island viewed from the western shore of Poole Harbour
Round Island is located in Dorset
Round Island
Round Island
Round Island shown within Dorset
OS grid reference SY988874
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°41′10″N 2°00′59″W / 50.686125°N 2.016281°W / 50.686125; -2.016281Coordinates: 50°41′10″N 2°00′59″W / 50.686125°N 2.016281°W / 50.686125; -2.016281

Round Island is an island in Poole Harbour in the English county of Dorset. It lies just off the shore of the Arne Peninsula in the south-west of the harbour, and is separated from the nearby uninhabited Long Island by a narrow channel only a few feet wide.[1][2]

The island is 15 acres in size, being a private property with a mix of grassy paddocks and woodland.

Round Island lies within the civil parish of Corfe Castle. The parish forms part of the Purbeck local government district.[1]


  1. ^ a b OS Explorer Map OL15 - Purbeck & South Dorset. Ordnance Survey. 2006. ISBN 978-0-319-23865-3. 
  2. ^ "Harbour island is 'dream' location". BBC. 2007-11-09. Retrieved 2007-11-09. 

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