Is the brownsea ferry running?
PLEASE NOTE we are still running this service from Poole Quay ONLY, but tickets must be booked in advance via the National Trust, using this link.
Is the ferry to Brownsea Island Open?
Brownsea Island is currently open. To guarantee entry, you must pre-book your admission and ferry via our website. Ferries depart Poole Quay only.
Can I land my boat on Brownsea Island?
This part of the island is private and we ask that you do not land here. Brownsea Quay is very busy, with many ferries. The coastguard cottages are mainly occupied by Rangers but one is available to rent from the National Trust.
Does John Lewis own Brownsea Island?
As well as the castle itself, with its 30 guest bedrooms, John Lewis leases 17 acres of land from the National Trust, owner of Brownsea Island, one a half miles by half a mile.
Does anyone live on Brownsea Island?
While there’s no popping to the shops for a pint of milk, Justin says living on Brownsea is not as lonely an experience as you might expect. He is part of a community of about 30 people who live on the island all year round, including a number children.
Can you stay overnight on Brownsea Island?
Between April and September, the Outdoor Centre offers the chance for all visitors to stay overnight on the island.
Which is the best ferry to take to Brownsea Island?
A wonderful part of local history, a relaxing excursion on Brownsea Island Ferries provides the perfect day out. People have been enjoying the experience of a cruise aboard Poole’s famous yellow boats for over 100 years. Family run back then and still family run today, our luxury boats are unrivalled for service and safety. Call 01929 462383
How long is the return trip from Brownsea Island?
The return trip from Brownsea Island takes between 35/45 minutes this includes a cruise around the harbour, tide depending which route you take, Around the Islands, through Blood Alley or a Harbours Cruise along the North Channel. Please be aware that this can change at short notice and even after you have departed…
How long does it take to get to Brownsea from Poole?
Sailings from 10am and then every half hour through the day until 4:30pm with the last boat back from Brownsea at 5pm. Cargo boat by arrangement. Available on the Poole to Brownsea & Around the Islands return – Central Heating plus Full bar, teas, coffees and snacks.
What to see and do on Brownsea Island?
It’s an idyllic spot – a haven for wildlife, including a thriving population of the scarce and threatened red squirrel, wading birds and Sika deer. Explore the woodlands and heath and stroll the cliffs and beaches, with their glorious views across the harbour to the Purbeck Hills.