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View westwards across Poole Harbour with Sandbanks Peninsula in the foreground, 2001. The harbour comprises a series of inundated river valleys and tributaries, with interfluves forming islands such as Brownsea (centre) and Furzey (left). The Brownsea lagoon formed originally behind thin spits that extended out from the NE shoreline of the island, but is now protected by a sea wall.