South shore lodge for groups

South shore lodge on Brownsea Island

Perfect for youth groups, South Shore Lodge provides bunk bed accommodation, a common room, kitchen facilities and a shower and toilet block. From here your group can explore the whole island whilst making the most of the tranquil and beautiful surroundings of the lodge.

South Shore Lodge is located on the south coast of the island with its own garden, beach access and views of the Purbeck hills.

It is open all year for group hire including youth, community, special interest, corporate and school groups. 

How to book

All lodge visits need to be booked in advance. To talk to the Group booking team, please call 01202 707744 and select option 2, or email


Price for hire of whole lodge per night, a £10 damage waiver will also be added to the total fee.

Scouting and Girl Guiding groups - £190 

Schools and youth groups - £213

Adult non-profit groups - £256

Corporate groups - £330

Equipment and facilities

The lodge had 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 24 people in bunk beds. 

Facilities include a fully equipped kitchen with two electric ovens and hobs, fridge freezer and all utensils, lounge and dining/games room, as well as a separate toilet and shower block. 

Getting here

Brownsea Island Ferries (01929 462383) and Greenslades Pleasure Boats (01202 631828) run the boat service from Poole Quay and Brownsea Island Ferries run the boat service from Sandbanks. You will need to book your boat crossing with the boat company who will be able to advise you on prices and luggage allowance. This is usually restricted to one piece of hand luggage per person plus 3 food crates per 10 people. 

Arriving on Brownsea

The outdoor centre wardens aim to meet all groups on the quay as you arrive, however in busy periods we may have several groups arriving at the same time. If we are not there, the pier wardens will be able to advise you of where to take your group and luggage ready for us to transport luggage to south shore lodge.

Some groups like to take on the challenge of walking and bringing their own luggage to the site. Please let us know if you would like your group to do this. 

When you arrive at the lodge, a centre warden will gather the group for an induction to the site.

We aim to make Brownsea Island and our services accessible for all. Please discuss with us any exceptional needs which the group or group members may have. 

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