Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island

Things to see and do

Autumn on Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island

What's on 

Open Air Cinema

Open air cinema at Brownsea Island 

Brownsea Island is hosting some open air film screenings of Top Gun and The Greatest Showman this September - with the chance to camp overnight.

Upcoming events

Cinema under the stars

Fri 20 Sep 2019
Love film, love stars, love Brownsea? Why not take this opportunity to watch some of your favourite films at an open air screening on Brownsea this September?

Eco adventure camping

Mon 23 Sep 2019
An opportunity for the experienced camper who loves nature and the great outdoors, to camp overnight on this magical island.

Red squirrel walks 2019

Mon 23 Sep 2019
Join one of these free and informative red squirrel walks. Autumn is the perfect time to catch sight of these elusive creatures as they scurry across the forest floor scatter hoarding their food.

Seashore ramble

Fri 27 Sep 2019
Come and explore Brownsea's coastlines on this free guided wildlife walk.

Fungi Foray

Sat 28 Sep 2019
Expand your knowledge of local fungi and find out the difference between an earth ball and a common puffball; a shaggy ink cap and a crimson wax cap.

Island life through the ages

Fri 04 Oct 2019
Brownsea has a fascinating past featuring celebrities such as Marconi and Baden Powell both of whom were good friends to families that once called the island home.
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Eating and shopping

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Our work

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Get involved


Volunteering on Brownsea 

Check out our new volunteering opportunities for 2019 here.

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Places to stay

Holiday cottages

Campsite and bunkhouse

Brownsea Seahorse at the Sandbanks Yacht Company

How to get to Brownsea Island 

Situated in Poole Harbour in Dorset, Brownsea Island is accessible only via boat - with ferries leaving from Poole Quay and Sandbanks and our accessible Seahorse boat departing from a nearby yacht club.