Bakeries are a wonderful source of sweet and savoury treats, and there are plenty to choose from in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

They can be a great spot if you're looking to bring home some warm loaves of bread or if you fancy a sausage roll.

Additionally, if you want a deliciously sweet cake or pastry they are often the best places to go for those.

Here are some of the highest-rated bakeries in the BCP area based on Google Reviews.

5 of the highest-rated bakeries in the BCP area

M's Bakery

Address: 805 Christchurch Road, Pokesdown, Bournemouth BH7 6AP

Rating: 4.8/5 (from 487 Google Reviews)

One reviewer wrote: "Fantastic little bakery! Great range of fabulous breads. Huge selection of amazing cakes and pastries, I didn’t know what to buy! You can buy a bag of small cheese scones - absolutely lovely! Highly recommended"

Crusty Bread Artisan Bakery

Address: 309 Ashley Road, Poole BH14 9DZ

Rating: 4.8/5 (from 131 Google Reviews)

One reviewer wrote: "A fantastic local place that we have passed so many times, finally we made it inside for lunch shortly before closing.

"The owners are so friendly and helpful, if you need any advice on the breads or menu items then they can talk you through it all."

BigWigs Bakery Bournemouth

Address: 10 Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AQ

Rating: 4.7/5 (from 41 Google Reviews)

One reviewer wrote: "Found this lovely bakery around the corner from where we stayed in Bournemouth. Got takeaway pastries and coffee for breakfast. Everything was delicious with a friendly smile from behind the counter. The lunchtime menu looked very tempting too."

Oxford's Bakery

Address: 23 Haven Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole BH13 7LE

Rating: 4.5/5 (from 107 Google Reviews)

One reviewer wrote: "Visited this place on a small high street as we were passing through and the reviews seemed good. There is parking on street opposite the shop.

"The place offers a lovely selection of cakes and pastries (hot and cold) and all are reasonably priced.

"Staff and really friendly and helpful (and patient as my 3 kids were spoilt for choice!)"

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Shelleys Bakery at Highcliffe

Address: 314 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5ET

Rating: 4.8/5 (from 94 Google Reviews)

One reviewer wrote: "Lovely Bakery with a very wide selection of baked bread and cakes. Staff very helpful and welcoming."