Brownsea Island

Aerial View Brownsea Island Dorset

Important notice -

The island is now closed to day visitors and will be re-opening on March 19 2022. Our holiday cottages and South Shore Lodge bunkhouse remain open over the winter period. Please see information under 'Places to stay.'

Famous for red squirrels, wildlife and Scouting

Brownsea Island red squirrel

Re-opening in spring 2022

Brownsea Island is now closed for winter and will re-open on March 19, 2022. Our holiday cottages and South Shore Lodge bunkhouse accommodation is still open.

Brownsea Island

Places to stay

Brownsea Island


Brownsea Island

Our work


Brownsea Island Countryside Stewardship project 

A major project to restore and improve Brownsea’s habitat will be taking place on the island from late September 2021. We'll be embarking on one of the largest conservation projects in the island’s history, to create a better space and the right conditions for nature to thrive and provide a more sustainable future for the conservation of species dependent on Brownsea's varied habitat.

Brownsea Island

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