Brownsea Island

An island in Poole Harbour cut off from 'civilisation' and is a delight to visit with its speciality, the red squirrel, one of the highlights.


Brownsea Island: yes, an island set in a brown sea

Site Details: 
Name of Location Brownsea Island
Highlights Over-wintering birds, Dragonflies and damselflies, Views, Migrating Birds, Family outings
  • Entrance charges apply
  • Manned visitor centre
  • Cafe on site
  • Toilets on site
  • Picnic area
  • Viewing hides and shelters
  • Seats around the site
  • Signed routes and trails
  • Well made paths
  • Guided walks and events
OS Map Reference SZ028878
Aspect Detail
Manager Dorset Wildlife Trust
Area Isle of Purbeck
Geology Poole Basin
Access Wheelchair
Hazards for the less able: 
Hazard Commentsort descending Description
No Significant Issues The paths are, in general, well made and provide safe access

This reserve does not have any significant issues that I identified on my visit but conditions can always change so be prepared for all eventualities. 

More site photos (see also link below): 

This map shows the location of the reserve (purple marker) and access points to the reserve (yellow markers). You can use the Google map controls to zoom in get a more detailed idea of where it is and where to park. If you click on a marker more information about directions,  sat nav co-ordinates and parking will display.

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