I live close by to this island and regularly kayak over to it, the home of scouting is a must see attraction if your in the area. Quiet and peacefull, lovely scenery and wild life. If you don't visit you will miss out
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About Brownsea Island
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As a NT member, we gave this a go on a recent holiday to Poole. Stunning scenery, good walks with variations for families or couples - get your walking boots on and enjoy the whole island!
Incredible sanctuary in the middle of the world’s largest natural harbour. Origin of the Scout Movement and home to many squirrels! They also host an annual outdoor Shakespeare theatre with picnicking on the lawns. Catch a boat from Poole Quay.
One of the many islands which make up Poole Harbour, Brownsea is one of its treasures. A short ferry ride from Poole Quay to a little bit of idyllic Dorset coast. Great walks and nice cafe. Peacocks and red squirrels a plenty. Check out the...More
A very interesting walk round the island, maybe see a red squirrel and if you go out early in the morning you see lots of deer who travel from island to island.
A 20min crossing on a still, cold and sunny morning. We were met by a guide with maps who offered a group walk. We went by ourselves to visit the hides where there are knowledgable volunteers pointing out various seabirds in the lagoon. 2hrs later...More
I have wanted to visit Brownsea since we moved to Dorset fourteen years ago! We finally got here - the ferry crossing was good fun. The captain was very informative and amusing, telling us about the millionaires’ homes and the wildlife - and it is...More