Discover Dorset: Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island is located just off Poole Harbour and is very popular amongst tourist. There is very much  one stand out reason to visit: The unique haven for wildlife, such as the rare red squirrel as well as a wide variety of birds.

Other key features include the spectacular views across to the Purbeck hills as well as the amazing woodland, heathland and lagoons.

The Outdoor Centre invites you to come and follow in the footsteps of Lord Baden-Powell and the very first Scouts who camped here in 1907. Spend a night under the stars at the historic campsite and live life like a true Scout whilst you take advantage of the peace and tranquillity of the island when all other visitors have gone home. The perfect day’s adventure – this island wildlife sanctuary is easy to get to but feels like another world from the moment you step ashore.