Brownsea Island

Important notice -

All our countryside areas and toilets are now open. You’ll need to book your combined ferry and admission ticket in advance. Ferries depart from Poole Quay only. Check What’s on for latest information and to book. Pre-booked tickets only.

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What's on

Please book ahead before visiting  

Brownsea Island will re-open on Thursday 23 July and you'll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before you visit. Members will be able to book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. All visitors, (including members) will need to pay for the ferry. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday from 17 July. Please note we'll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. Ferries depart Poole Quay only. The shop, Villano Cafe, Outdoor Centre, Visitor Centre and DWT hides will be closed until further notice. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

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Timed entry to Brownsea Island (10 August - 16 August)

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Visiting Brownsea Island: what you need to know 

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. If you've got a ticket booked for a visit to Brownsea Island, read this article to find everything you need to know about how to get here, what's open and what to expect from your visit. We've made some changes to our usual offer, to help keep everyone safe.

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