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Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island, United Kingdom

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About Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island is the largest of the islands in Poole Harbour in the county of Dorset, England. The island is owned by the National Trust. The island sits in the middle of Poole Harbour, with dramatic views of the Purbeck Hills. Thriving natural habitats, including woodland, heathland and a lagoon, have created havens for wildlife, such as the red squirrel and a huge variety of birds, including the sandwich tern.



Attractions near Brownsea Island

Poole Harbour0.71km from Brownsea Island

Poole is Europe's largest natural harbor and a stunning location for all types of watersports fringed with unspoilt woodland and coastal walks.   It is made up of many different habitats, which in turn provides a stunning variety of birdlife throughout the entire year. It is one of several which lay claim to the title of "second largest natural harbour in the world".

Poole Museum2.59km from Brownsea Island

A local history museum situated on the Lower High Street in the Old Town area of Poole. It illustrates the story of the town and its people. The centrepiece of the museum is the 2,000-year-old Poole Logboat, an Iron Age vessel that was found in 1964 during dredging work in Poole Harbour. there has been an exhibition showcasing finds from the Swash Channel Wreck, one of the most important shipwrecks found in British waters and so more to see inside.

Sandbanks Beach2.59km from Brownsea Island

Sandbanks is a small peninsula crossing the mouth of Poole Harbour.  It is of the highest quality with fine golden sand and sparkling clean waters, perfect for a family day out at the seaside.  One of the iconic location for a day out with family and also you can spend some nice time there.

Poole Park3.24km from Brownsea Island

Poole Park is an urban park adjacent to Poole Harbour in Poole. The park was opened during the Victorian era and has remained popular with visitors ever since. It is a great venue for relaxing and playing and covers an area of more than 100 acres, 60 acres of which - unusually for an urban space - comprise freshwater and brackish lakes.

Compton Acres3.75km from Brownsea Island

Compton Acres is one of the finest privately owned gardens in the South of England.  Comprising a series of classical themed gardens, each providing an attractive and unique variety of ornamental plants from around the world, cared for by a team of professional gardeners. Enjoy over 10 acres of horticultural heaven, relax in our charming Café & Tea Rooms, browse the treasures in our Gifted Moment store or delve into the exciting world of plants within our Plant Centre.

RSPB Arne4.69km from Brownsea Island

Arne RSPB reserve is a 5.634-square-kilometer nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest maintained by the RSPB and located in Dorset.  Arne is celebrated for its lowland heathland (which is rare in Europe) and its wildlife including Dartford warblers, nightjars, all six species of British reptile, plus many species of butterflies, dragonflies, and moths. It is also home to nearly 500 types of a flowering plants.

Where is Brownsea Island

Discover more attractions in Dorset, where Brownsea Island is located

Dorset90 attractions

Dorset is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. Here you can the beautiful beaches to famous landmarks like Durdle Door and Portland Bill, and activities including kayaking, wine tasting, and more