Brownsea Island - National Trust

Aerial photograph of the stunning Brownsea island castle

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Opening Times

Main Season Opening Times (12 Apr 2022 - 31 Oct 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* Boats leave from Poole Quay only and tickets must be booked in advance. Check the website for the most up to date information on opening times.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
Via ferry from Poole Quay
Poole
Dorset
BH15 1HJ
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Public Transport Directions

Ferries

Most visitors reach Brownsea Island via the foot ferries which run daily from Poole Quay and Sandbanks Jetty between March 14 and November 15.  These ferries are run by private companies and all visitors, including National Trust members, need to purchase ferry tickets from the ferry kiosks before they arrive.  

From Poole Quay

Both Greenslades Pleasure Boats and Brownsea Island Ferries run daily ferries from their respective stands on Poole Quay to Brownsea Island between 10am and 5pm, leaving on the hour and at half past the hour, returning at 20 minutes past and 10 minutes to each hour. Journey time to the island is 20 minutes, with the retrun trip generally taking in a harbour tour taking approximatey 45 minutes.  Tickets cost £12.50 for adults, £7 for children, under 5s are free of charge.

Ferry tickets can be purchased on the day from the ferry company kiosks on Poole Quay either by cash or card.  

From Sandbanks

Brownsea Island Ferries runs a daily service from the Sandbanks Jetty near the chain ferry to Brownsea Island between 10am and 5pm (with no 1 or 1.15pm service), leaving every half hour and returning at 15 mins past and 15 mins to each hour. Journey time of approximately 10 minutes. Tickets are £7.50 return for adults, £5 for children, and under 5s are free of charge. Please note that Brownsea Island Ferries only accept cash payment from Sandbanks Jetty. 

 

Please note that ferries may be operating a reduced service in poor weather - we'd always advise checking with them direct before your journey.

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