Eco Adventure Camping

Our aim is to allow you to experience nature and the beautiful tranquillity of Brownsea outside of opening hours.

Eco Adventure Camping is for the experienced camper who loves nature and the great outdoors. It is a low impact and environmentally considerate camping offer, meaning that you'll need to be self-sufficient, self-cater and leave a minimum footprint behind. Catch the public boat service to the island and walk to the campsite, or kayak, sail or paddle over from the mainland straight to the South Shore. You will need to find your way to the campsite (a 20-30 minute walk from the quay) and transport all your luggage and equipment yourself and so with all this in mind, we encourage you to pack lightly.

"My wife and I had a wonderful time on Brownsea. It was really convenient to come by boat. The camping area was perfect - almost deserted! The facilities were first class. The service and welcome from NT volunteers and staff was excellent.  We would love to come again!"
Ewart Wooldridge (Eco Adventure camper, July 2017)


You can bring your own tents or hire one from us. Please bear in mind that this is not a glamping option and you will still need to pitch your own tents.  All tents will need to be booked in advance.

Tree tents and hammocks

Hire a pre-pitched tree tent (sleeps 3) or single hammock and have your own unique island adventure.

Both the tree tents and hammocks have built-in mosquito nets and are made with durable waterproof material. The hammock has a 3m x 3m waterproof tarp strapped over the top providing enough cover to store your camping gear underneath.

This is a truly unique way to experience the dawn chorus and sunrise on Brownsea.


The campsite will still be used by Scout, Guide and youth groups throughout the season and public camping is not offered during peak times.

The following 2018 dates are available: 

Tuesday 17 - Friday 20 April
Monday 23 - 27 Friday April
Monday 30 April – Wednesday 2 May

Monday 7 -  Friday 11 May
Monday 14 - Friday 18 May

Monday 4 -  Friday 8 June
Monday 11 - Wednesday 13 June

Monday 2 -  Friday 6 July
Monday 9 -  Friday13 July

August and September

Thursday 23 August - Friday 21 September
Monday 24 September -  Friday 28 September

Use of your own transport

If you would like to come in your own boat you can arrive directly at the campsite on the South Shore. There is a slip that campers can use to haul canoes and kayaks up from the beach to the lower camping pitches. Please be advised that boats are kept on site at your own risk.

Anybody wanting to camp must book online.