Outdoor activities at Brownsea Island
Brownsea Island in Dorset, is the home of adventure, where the spirit of Scouting and Guiding continues to this day at the island's campsite. Here you can find out about all of the outdoor activities and special events in 2023 and more information on what to do if you're making your own way to the island.
Today, everyone is welcome to come and spend a night under the stars at the island's campsite and experience the magic of Brownsea after hours. As a day visitor or campsite visitor you can come to Brownsea via the island's passenger ferry service or head to the island in your own kayak or boat or by paddleboard. There's also opportunities through various events throughout the year to explore Brownsea out of hours.
Beaches to explore
There are lots of access points onto the beautiful beaches at Brownsea to enjoy, kick your shoes and socks off and paddle in the shallows. Or get your swimming gear on and get splashing around in the shallow waters. There are lots of idyllic spots to have a picnic and enjoy the wonderful views across Poole Harbour and over to the Purbeck hills. Try your hand at beach art or build a sandcastle, or just go beachcombing and see what you can find.
Coming to Brownsea Island by boat, kayak or paddleboard
We provide a warm welcome to any visitors who come to the island using their own boats, kayaks or paddleboards but there are some things you need to know about landing here. Please read our FAQs below.
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