Glamping on Brownsea Island

Experience a touch of luxury on Brownsea Island while still being immersed in the beautiful landscape, sheltered woodlands, sea views and rare wildlife.

Our fantastic bell tents offer a cosy and comfy stay without removing you from the beautiful surroundings of the campsite.

What is included with the bell tents?

We have 4 metre and 5 metre Bell Tents available on Brownsea Island.

Our 4 metre Bell Tents are designed to sleep a maximum of 2 people. They are furnished with a double bed, bed linen and soft furnishings.

Our 5 metre Bell Tents are a more spacious option. These come with futons that you can convert into extra beds for children if you don't mind bringing along their bedding. They can sleep up to a maximum of 4 people and are a great option for families. There's also a double bed which has bedding and linen for 2 people provided.

Campers will receive cooking equipment, a cool box and a washing up bowl along with access to the field kitchen. 

What do we need to bring?

Please bring your own towels and we recommend you bring some extra lighting for your stay. A wind-up lantern or extra torch would be ideal. If you are staying in one of our larger 5 metre Bell Tents then please bring sleeping bags or bedding for the futon beds if you will be using them.


Prices are shown per night and include all occupants when you enter your requirements into the 'Enquire and book' box on the main campsite page.

Getting here

Poole railway station with services from London Waterloo is a short walk from Poole Quay where you can get a ferry direct to the island. Overnight parking is also available at the nearby public car parks.

Book your ferry crossing and walk the 20-25 minutes to the campsite. The cost of the ferry is not included in your campsite booking. 

If you would like to come in your own boat, you can arrive directly at the campsite on the South Shore. There is a slipway that campers can us to haul canoes and kayaks up from the beach to the campsite. Please be advised that boats are kept on site at your own risk. You can check in at receptio between 14:30 and 17:30. Please arrive before 17:30 so that we can check you in to the campsite and provide you with any pre-booked equipment before our reception closes for the day.

Packing light

You will be responsible for carrying your baggage on and off ferries and to and from the campsite which is a 20-25 minute walk. We therefore advise that you pack as light as possible and you should be able to carry your personal baggage yourself without having to make additional trips. Backpacks are recommended.

We can transport your bag from where you land on the island to the campsite. When you arrive you can drop your luggage in our campsite trailer which will be located at the start of the woodland walk. Please collect a map from the courtyard on arrival.

Your bags will be collected by one of our team and be delivered to the campsite by 17:30. You can then collect your bag from the trailer outside the campsite reception.

This storage is not secured and your bag is left at your own risk. We cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage of belongings.

If you would prefer to be able to set up your camp earlier then please carry your belongings to the campsite.

The bell tent at Brownsea Island Campsite, Dorset

Packing List and Tips 

Here's a list of what you'll need to pack for your stay at Brownsea Island Campsite