Eco Adventure Camping and Brownsea Adventure Weekends

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

Eco Adventure Camping and our Brownsea Adventure Weekends are for the experienced camper who loves nature and the great outdoors. Both are low impact and environmentally considerate camping offers, meaning that you'll need to be self-sufficient, self-cater and leave a minimum footprint behind.

Eco Adventure Camping

Stay on the island by yourself, or with family and friends during term time week days or over selected dates in the summer holidays. 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)

Eco Adventure Camping Prices 2019

  • Adult £22 per person per night
  • Child (5-17 yrs) £11 per person per night
  • Child 4yrs and under free

Brownsea Adventure Weekends

Bring your family on an adventure and experience camping and activities over set weekends during the year. Lots of activities, trails and packs will be available all weekend to help you enjoy your island adventure. Self-catered option only. 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) but we will transport your luggage and equipment. With this is mind we encourage you to pack lightly so that we keep our footprint to a minimum.

Brownsea Adventure Weekends Pirces 2019

  • Adult £24 per person per night
  • Child (5-17 yrs) £20 per person per night
  • Child 4 yrs and under free

Cost includes marshmallows for toasting on a campfire and a place on a nature guided walk on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning.

Other activities will carry an additional charge and will be available to book after your camping has been confirmed.

Tents

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. The tree tent hire includes an additional 3 person tent for storage of kit.

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

Facilities

There are toilet and shower facilities as well as sheltered cooking stations and dining areas set up for communal use.

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.

Availability

The campsite will still be used by Scout, Guide and youth groups throughout the season. Public camping is not offered during peak times (including some half terms and holidays).

The following 2019 dates are available: 

April

Monday 1 – Friday 5

Monday 22 – Friday 26

Friday 12- Monday 15

Monday 29 April – Friday 3 May

May

Wednesday 1 -  Friday 3

Tuesday 7 - Friday 10

Monday 13 - Friday 17

Monday 20 – Friday 24

June

Monday 3 -  Friday 7

Saturday 8- Sunday 9 Brownsea Adventure Weekend

Monday 10 - Wednesday 14

Monday 24 – Friday 28

Saturday 29- Sunday 30 Brownsea Adventure Weekend

July

Monday 1 -  Friday 5

Monday 8 -  Friday 12

Saturday 13- Sunday 14 Brownsea Adventure Weekend

Monday 15 -  Friday 19

August 

Friday 23 August – Friday 6 September

September

Monday 9 – Friday 13

Saturday 14 –Sunday 15 Brownsea Adventure Weekend

Monday 16 – Friday 20

Monday 23 – Friday 27

Anybody wanting to camp must book online. Online booking opens on 21 January 2019.

Dates for 2020 will be announced in November 2019.