Eating and shopping on Brownsea Island

Enjoy a home cooked yummy lunch or one of our many tasty cakes whilst you are enjoying the views over Poole Harbour. Don't forget to pop into the Engine Gift Shop before you leave, you might even see the restored engine in action.

Engine gift shop

The gift shop is home to the recently restored gas engine that used to supply energy to the castle, it is the oldest of its kind still in situ and you can now see it in action. Browse the seasonal range of gifts and goodies, red squirrel gifts, pocket money treats and sweets for the kids, local Dorset produce and lots more.

Or why not pick up a book to read on the beach in our second hand book shop?

Villano café and coffee bar

The Villano café offers views over the harbour to Sandbanks, why not while away some time here with a seasonal lunch or a homemade cake?