To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Follow Visit Dorset

Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours.

To build your own Itinerary, click Add to Excursion to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

  • Change Language

Brownsea Island

Poole Harbour
POOLE
Dorset
BH13 7EE

Add Brownsea Island to your Itinerary

Close window

Call direct on:

Telephone:+44 (0)1202 707744

Red Squirrel on Brownsea Island

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adultfrom £7.20 to £8.00 per ticket
Childfrom £3.60 to £4.00 per ticket
Family (1 adult 3 children)from £10.80 to £12.00 per ticket
Family (2 adults 3 children)from £18.00 to £20.00 per ticket
Group rate adults - over 15 people)£6.40 per ticket
Group rate children - over 15 people)£3.20 per ticket
National Trust membersFree

Entry to the Island is free to National Trust members. Ferry fare (not National Trust) applies to all visitors.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    1415
  • Very Good
    415
  • Average
    88
  • Poor
    20
  • Terrible
    16

Recent Reviews:

  • RealityCheck2013
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A quiet island nice for a walk with pleasant views
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th July 2018
    Visited here and really treated this visit as an exploration of an island rather than a nature walk. The island has a nice cafe a bit basic but functional, the church on the island has a few graves... Read full review
  • Sue C
    Christchurch, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Great day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th July 2018
    We took the ferry from Poole harbour to Brownsea Island. As we are NT members we didn’t have to pay a landing fee (entrance fee) for the Island. We enjoyed a delicious roll filled with humous... Read full review
  • Andy W
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    must visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 14th July 2018
    visited Brownsea Island. It is (as at July 2018) £7 per person return on the boat, and £8 per person to enter the island. What you get is 4-6 hours (depending on your speed and level of exploration... Read full review

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousDorset Tourism Awards 2015 Bronze Dorset Tourism Awards 2015 Bronze 2015

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By car: Poole Quay: the visitors’ multi-storey car park is located on Strand Street, Poole, BH15 1SB – 2 minutes walk to the ferry. 

Sandbanks: On-street metered parking available along Banks Road, Panorama Road and Brownsea Road.

Sat-Nav: Postcodes for Sat Nav: Sandbanks Jetty, BH13 7QJ and Poole Quay, BH15 1HP.

Public Transport Directions

By train:  Catch a train to Poole Railway Station then walk (0.5 mile) or catch the Route 1 bus to Poole Quay; Or catch a train to Branksome or Parkstone Railway Stations and take a taxi to Sandbanks Jetty (approx 3.5 miles).

By bus: From Poole Bus Station take the Route 1 bus to Poole Quay; Or catch the number 50 bus from Bournemouth or Swanage, or the number 60 bus from Poole to Sandbanks Jetty.

Ferries: Ferries depart from Poole Quay and Sandbanks Jetty. All visitors, including members, need to purchase tickets, available in advance or on the day at the kiosks.

Brownsea Island Ferries 01929 462383 www.brownseaislandferries.com 

Greenslade Pleasure Boats (Poole Quay only) 01929 631828 www.greensladepleasureboats.co.uk

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes, light meals. Sweet shop.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages - French, German and Italian
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 3 hours
  • In countryside
  • Max group size - 200
  • Min group size - 15
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Outdoor Attraction

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Packed lunches available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Please contact Property Office 01202 707744 to book.

Opening Times

2018 Opening (17 March 2018 - 28 October 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Related

Studland BeachStudland Beach, StudlandFine sandy beaches stretch continuously for 4 miles. The heathland behind the beach is a National Nature Reserve with many rare birds and all six British reptiles.

Hardy's Cottage, DorchesterThomas Hardy was born in 1840 in this small cob and thatch cottage, which was built by his great-grandfather and is little altered since the family left. His early novels Under the Greenwood Tree and Far from the Madding Crowd were written here.

Corfe CastleCorfe Castle, Corfe CastleAdults and children alike will be captivated by the romantic Corfe Castle ruins and it's breath-taking views across Purbeck!

Clouds Hill - home of T.E .Lawrence, Bere Regis & SurroundingT.E. Lawrence's (Lawrence of Arabia) retreat containing his own furnishings and photographs.

Kingston Lacy House and GardenKingston Lacy, East DorsetA 17thC National Trust house designed for Sir Ralph Bankes by Sir Roger Pratt, altered by Sir Charles Barry in 19thC. Collection of paintings, 250-acre wooded park, herd of Devon cattle.

Max Gate, DorchesterVictorian house designed by Thomas Hardy and his home from 1885 until his death in 1928.

White Mill near Sturminster MarshallWhite Mill, East DorsetCorn mill with original wooden machinery in a peaceful riverside setting.

Friday, 7th September 2018 - Friday, 7th September 2018

Brownsea's World War One guided walksIn 2018 Brownsea is commemorating the end of the First World War with a series of free guided walks over the course of the year. The walks are all expertly guided and will tour Brownsea and explore stories of heroes and the tragedies that occurred 100 years ago. This event is free, but normal...
more info

Saturday, 6th October 2018 - Saturday, 6th October 2018

Brownsea's early morning lagoon guided walks
more info

Monday, 30th July 2018 - Monday, 30th July 2018

Monday, 13th August 2018 - Monday, 13th August 2018

Saturday, 1st September 2018 - Saturday, 1st September 2018

Be a ranger for the dayOne of our Outdoor Centre rangers will show you how we look after Brownsea and give you the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. You will complete a range of outdoor tasks and bush craft skills. There will be a break for lunch. Please note that lunch is not provided. Spaces are...
more info

Tuesday, 17th April 2018 - Thursday, 27th September 2018

Eco Adventure CampingEco Adventure Camping is for the experienced camper who loves nature and the great outdoors. It is a low impact and environmentally considerate camping offer, meaning that you'll need to be self-sufficient, self-cater and leave a minimum footprint behind. Catch the public boat service to the island...
more info

Wednesday, 25th July 2018 - Friday, 10th August 2018

Titus Andronicus
more info

What's Nearby

  1. Studland Beach

    Fine sandy beaches stretch continuously for 4 miles. The heathland behind the beach is a...

    2.67 miles away
  2. Tower Park Entertainment Centre

    The South Coast’s leading entertainment centre with Cinema, Bowling, Children's Soft Play...

    3.97 miles away
  3. Lemur Landings

    Explore leap, run, climb and play to the max
    Childrens play zone

    3.98 miles away
  1. Splashdown Poole

    Splashdown is the South's Ultimate Waterpark. In winter there is a choice of 8 fantastic...

    3.99 miles away
  2. Oceanarium, The Bournemouth Aquarium

    Hosting an array of underwater species, including loggerhead turtles, otters, penguins,...

    4 miles away
  3. Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

    The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum houses important collections of paintings,...

    4.28 miles away
  4. Swanage Beach Huts

    Swanage Beach huts are let daily, weekly or longer term. Hire a beach hut, and your...

    5.39 miles away
  5. Swanage Railway

    Enjoy a nostalgic steam-train ride on the Purbeck line. Steam trains run for most of the...

    5.46 miles away
  6. Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre

    Containing information on the history, geology and geography of the town and surrounding...

    5.56 miles away
  7. Corfe Castle

    Adults and children alike will be captivated by the romantic Corfe Castle ruins and it's...

    5.57 miles away
  8. Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve

    Countryside, cliffs, sea and wildlife. The Castle Visitor Centre has exhibits,...

    6.48 miles away
  9. Farmer Palmer's Farm Park

    Designed for children 8 years and under. Feed the lambs, view the animals, take a...

    6.49 miles away
  10. The Blue Pool

    A unique Pool varying in colour from green to turquoise, surrounded by 25 acres of pine...

    6.59 miles away
  11. Wareham Town Museum

    Archaeological finds and many artefacts relating to the town itself, plus a pictorial...

    6.67 miles away
  12. The Rex Cinema

    125 seat Cinema and Theatre, often hosting special event evenings. Family Film Matinees...

    6.74 miles away
  13. Adventure Wonderland

    At Dorset’s number 1 family theme park, over 30 family rides and attractions means...

    7.67 miles away
Previous Next

Search What's Nearby

Product Type
Proximity
Within miles

Follow Visit Dorset