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Scenic island in Poole Harbour. Only accessible by boat, car free travel with walks and tours around the island. Disabled access. Ideal for bird watching. Own pets not allowed.
Situated in Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island is a great choice for a family day out in Dorset. Famous for being the birthplace of scouting and guiding, the natural beauty of this island draws visitors from far and wide. The island is also home to the red squirrel, endangered in recent times. If you're looking for things to do in Poole and the surrounding area, you can escape the stresses of modern life with a visit to this beautiful island in the harbour. Visit our main website to find out more.
Whether you're interested in wildlife, or drawn to the island because of its unrivalled panoramas across Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island has something to appeal to visitors of all ages. For younger visitors, you can enjoy the trails and the Tracker Packs which have been put together to educated and fascinate in equal measure. With an eclectic range of habitats, home to species from kingfishers to Sika deer, a visit to Brownsea Island is one which will live long in the memory.
Whilst Brownsea Island is part of the National Trust, we cannot allow own pets.
Half hourly ferry services operate from 10am from Poole Quay.