Wheelchair accessible Brownsea Seahorse

For a long time Brownsea Island has been working hard to find a way to welcome wheelchair users to its shores.

Thanks to a generous donation from the Neptune project, which celebrated 50 years of fundraising for the coastline in 2015, we are thrilled to be able to purchase the Brownsea Seahorse and staff the service.

Island Access

When you arrive on Brownsea Island you will be able to make the most of the island, using your own wheelchair or by borrowing one of our Mountain Trikes. These manual wheelchairs cope well with our uneven terrain and are easy to manoeuvre across the undulating ground. Out next fundraising project will hopefully enable us to purchase an electric vehicle that is also fully wheelchair accessible so that all visitors can join in with our volunteer led tours.

Our buildings are fully accessible so all visitors can make the most of our reception, cafe, gift shop, visitor centre and outdoor centre, as well as the Dorset Wildlife Trust Information Centre.

Brownsea Seahorse in 2017

Thanks to the cooperation and support of the Sandbanks Yacht Company, we are able to run a service with the Brownsea Seahorse running on set days (tide determined). Booking is essential, please call the office on 01202 707744, option 8.

Dates for 2017

The Seahorse departs from the Sandbanks Yacht Company slipway, 32 Panorama road, Poole, BH13 7RD (tide restricted) There is no on site parking, but there is parking on the surrounding roads and a public car park is 5 minutes away. The fare is £6.50 (adult) & £5 (child) and is payable at visitor reception on arrival Please see below for sailing times for 2017 For more details and to book please call 01202 707744.

May 15 - 1100-1500, May 26 -1030-1400, May 29 - 1030-1400 Jun 11 - 1030-1400,

Jun 12 -1030-1400, Jun 14 - 1100-1500, Jun 26 - 1030-1500, Jun 28 - 1100-1500

Jul 10 - 1030-1415, Jul 12 - 1030-1500, Jul 14 - 1130-1500, Jul 23 1030-1400,

Jul 24 - 1030-1500, Jul 26 - 1030-1500 Jul 28 1130-1500 Aug 9 - 1030-1400,

Aug 11- 1030-1500, Aug 12 - 1100-1430 Aug 23 - 1030-1430, Aug 25 - 1030-1500

Sep 6 - 1030-1400, Sep 8 - 1030-1430, Sep 11 1100-1430, Sep 22 - 1030-1430,

Sep 23 - 1030-1430 Oct 5 - 1030-1400, Oct 9 - 1030-1500, Oct 20 - 1030-1400,

Oct 23 - 1030-1400, Oct 25 - 1030-1430