Camping on Brownsea IslandBrownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Dorset, BH13 7EE
About Camping on Brownsea IslandSpend a night under the stars on the spot where the first Scouts camped over 100 years ago.
This unique campsite is nestled on the south side of Brownsea island overlooking the rolling Purbeck hills and is easily accessed by using a variety of pathways across the island. Your efforts will be rewarded by breathtaking views and a possible red squirrel sighting. You will find showers, toilets and drinking water but no food shopping facilities are available.
This wildlife haven with its lagoons, lakes and reed beds offers sanctuary to a vast number of birds while the woodlands are home to red squirrels and Sika deer. Staying on the island offers the chance to enjoy the setting at either end of the day when the majority of visitors have departed.
There are two main camping offers: Eco Adventure Camping for the experienced camper and people who love nature and the great outdoors, or Group Camping which is primarily aimed at groups such as scouts, guides, special interest, corporate groups and schools.
Types of Accommodation
Features and facilities
- BBQ available
- Play area available
- Showers available
- Toilets available
- Washing-up area available
Notes for guests
Island entry: Island entry is included with all camping fees.
Places / Pitches: 200 places / 12 pitches
Transport: The last boat leave both Sandbanks and Poole Quay at 4.30pm. We advise you arrive on or before the 4pm boat. The boat fare is additional.
Parking: There is no parking available on Brownsea Island. The nearest parking is the main pay and display car parks at Sandbanks and Poole and they are a 10 -15 minute walk to the ferry.
Hazards: Arrival to the Island is via boat and visitors must be able to independently transfer from the boat onto the jetty. The campsite is close to the sea and cliffs.