Camping on Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Dorset, BH13 7EE
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At-a-glance details

  • Type of accommodation Tents Tree Tents
  • No of places / pitches200
  • Seasons
    1 March 2021 - 30 September 2021
  • Minimum stay1 night(s)
  • Dogs welcome per pitch0
  • Star/Pennant rating 1 What's this?

About Camping on Brownsea Island

Spend 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: Adventure camping for the experienced camper and people who love nature and the great outdoors or Group camping which is primarily aimed at groups 15 persons and over such as scouts, guides, special interest, corporate groups and schools.

Enquire and book

Call 01202 492161

Opening times

Due to social distancing measures and other requirements, we’ve made the difficult decision to close this campsite until 1 March 2021. 

Email brownseagroupbooking@nationaltrust.org.uk

Types of Accommodation

Features and facilities

  • BBQ available
  • Play area available
  • Showers available
  • Toilets available
  • Washing-up area available

Additional Information

Family on the campsite at Brownsea Island, Dorset

Campsite Rules 

To ensure everyone who stays at Brownsea Island campsite has a great holiday, we have a few simple site rules.

Notes for guests

Camping enquiries: 01202 492161

Group Camping: Defined by 15 or more persons camping at one time, primarily aimed at Scouts, Guides, special interest, corporate groups and schools. If you are in any doubt please contact Group Bookings/ Campsite Enquiries on 01202 492161.

Adventure Camping: Public camping aimed at primarily friend groups, families and individuals at restricted times of year.

One night stays: Available on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability.

Getting to and from the island: The only way to access the island is by passenger ferry. Public boats run between April and October (and a private service runs between October and March). The last public boats leave both Sandbanks and Poole Quay at 4.30pm. We advise you arrive on or before the 4pm boat. The boat fare is additional.

Arriving by private boat: You are welcome to arrive by sailboat, canoe or kayak but this will need to be pre-arranged.

Parking: There is no parking available on Brownsea Island and access is by passenger ferry only. 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.

Transport: We aim to meet all groups on arrival and transport kit up to the campsite for a small charge. Adventure Campers will be expected to manage their own arrival, including signing in, finding their way to the campsite and transporting all their kit. 

Hazards: As arrival to the Island is via boat, visitors must be able to independently transfer from the boat onto the jetty. The campsite is close to the sea and cliffs.

 

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