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Bell tents on Brownsea Island

The bell tent at Brownsea Island Campsite, Dorset
The bell tent at Brownsea Island Campsite, Dorset | © National Trust Images / Robin Kitchin

‏‏‎Experience a touch of comfort 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 foam 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, cool blocks (which can be re-frozen during your stay) and a washing up bowl, along with shared access to a field kitchen. You will need to bring your own personal items like crockery and cutlery.

We also provide two camping chairs, and a small table in each bell tent.

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. Please bring the items you need for eating and drinking, like a cup, bowl or plate and cutlery.


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.


Packing List and Tips 

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

Camping at Brownsea Island Campsite, Dorset

Brownsea Island Campsite information 

An island campsite that feels a world away from the nearby mainland, surrounded by thriving habitats for rare species, trails and views of the Purbeck Hills.