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Brownsea Island

Poole Harbour

We say

This beautiful island in Poole harbour was the model for Enid Blyton’s ‘Whispering Island’ and is nowadays home to a good selection of wildlife including peacocks, rare red squirrels and any number of wading birds. It’s a magical place to take a picnic and explore its wooded coves and inlets. The ferry journey there is half the fun, but the island itself is a wonderful (car-free) place for children to run free, climb trees and swim from its beaches. Boats run from Sandbanks or Poole Quay

You say Average Rating ★★★★★

lovely on a nice day. ★★★★★

Great place to explore for the day with a picnic in tow. not a lot there but the boat ride and view from the hill top by pottery quay is great! As a girlguiding member...been here many times =)

Brownsea Island reviewed by on April 11th, 2012

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£6.40 adults, £3.20 children (free to National Trust members) plus boat fare £9.50 (£6 children) from Poole Quay or £5.75 (children £4.50) from Sandbanks


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Feb to mid-March Sat & Sun 10am–4pm; mid March–Oct daily 10am–5pm

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