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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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A short ferry ride from Pole Quay to a National Trust nature reserve. A captivating place for adults or children alike. There is a tea room and toilets. Membership of the National Trust will gain you free entry.
This is a lovely place to visit with the children or friends. Take a ferry from Poole or catch the boat from Sandbanks chain ferry. The Island has a visitor centre, tea rooms and lots of lovely walks around through the woods. Complete with a...More
My husband and I catch the ferry from Poole Quay to the island. Lots of trails to do, picnic spots, beautiful sights,. The island is a great place to unwind and the sight of the red squirrels is a real treat. You do have to...More
Got the boat trip from Poole Quay to Brownsea Island,very scenic views of Poole Harbour and its wildlife.Really good trip.Being a member of National Trust,entrance was free.Walked all around the island,such brilliant views,back to nature,as it should be.
Over all very worth while trip.
For the second successive year my wife and I took a trip across to the island. For the second successive year we were unable to get past the large woman from the NT without making a Gift Aid donation, rather than just paying the entry...More
If you love walking, nature and relaxing on an island that seems years away from the stresses of life this is your spot. A short ferry ride takes you into the wonderful natural surroundings where wildlife blossoms & you can quietly enjoy watching the peace...More
I have been to Brownsea many time,first with my parents and then taking my children.
It is really a great place to make memories,you take the ferry boat over to the Island in itselfis an adventure,over to the Island to first see Brownsea house it...More
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
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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.