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Owned by the National Trust, Brownsea Island is dramatically located in Poole Harbour, with spectacular views across to the Purbeck Hills. Thriving natural habitats - including woodland, heathland and a lagoon - create a unique haven for wildlife...more
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I've wanted to see these little creatures for many years. A beautiful island approached by a small ferry. We have a disabled friend who uses a wheelchair but this was no problem on the ferry although he can walk a little bit which was needed...More
A lovely trip by ferry across Poole Harbour to reach Brownsea Island. With my NT membership I didn't have to pay to access. Then time to stroll around the island stopping at the Baden Powell stone commemorating the scouting and scout camps. Then walking through...More
The whole of Brownsea Island is a Nature Reserve and it is like stepping back in time to a far distant childhood.
You will be in one of the most spectacular nature reserves in Britain with a varied range of habitats and wildlife.
A really great day out. We went over on the first ferry and came back on the second to last one. Could have stayed longer but we were all a bit cold as it was a chilly day. We were very lucky to see quite...More
Visited on a beautiful Autumn day so probably saw the island at its best. Beautiful walks right round the island. The trees were an amazing assortment and beautiful colours. We saw red squirrels and Sika deer. Really peaceful and well worth a visit.
Access to the Island is by ferry which is not part of the entrance fee. The Island is run by the National Trust and if not a member there is a small fee of approx £7 per person.
We had perfect weather when travelling across...More
This was our fourth time visiting the island as a family (two of my sons were lucky enough to camp on the island with their scout group when they were younger) and we managed to find a part of the island we hadn't seen before....More
Response from Brownsea_Island_NT | Property representative |
Hi there. There is a National Trust car park at Shell Bay on Studland if you are an NT Member, it is free to park there. Alternatively, there are pay and display car parks at Sandbanks and at Poole which are a 5 or 10... More
Hi there. There is a National Trust car park at Shell Bay on Studland if you are an NT Member, it is free to park there. Alternatively, there are pay and display car parks at Sandbanks and at Poole which are a 5 or 10 minute walk away from where the boats depart.