Autumn Early Morning Bird Walk and Breakfast

People gathered with walk leader with Brownsea lagoon and trees in the background.n


A ranger from Dorset Wildlife Trust will lead you on a wander around the island, lakes and lagoon to experience the peace and tranquillity of Brownsea out of hours. The soundtrack to this experience is provided by the island's wildlife as it busies and day breaks.

Afterwards, enjoy a delicious breakfast roll and hot drink in our harbour-fronted café before heading back on the National Trust boat to Sandbanks.

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Adult£29.00 per ticket
Child£14.50 per ticket

Brownsea Island
Poole Harbour
BH13 7EE
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Tel+44 0344 249 1895

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

For the ferry from Poole Quay to Brownsea: Follow signs to Poole Quay. To access Poole Harbour from the west take the A35/A350 Dorchester-Poole route. From the east take the A31 Ringwood-Poole road. From the north take the A3081/A350 Shaftesbury-Poole road. For the boat service from Sandbanks (pre-bookable only): follow the signs from Poole to Sandbanks and the chain ferry. Once on the peninsular, keep right at the one-way system to avoid queuing for the chain ferry which is a car and passenger ferry across to Purbeck. You'll need to follow the parking guidance below for parking on the peninsular.

Parking: Parking in Poole: follow signs to Quay Visitors car park (BH15 1SB). For vehicles 1.90m+ use surface car parks at Baiter a 15 minute walk to the Quay (BH15 1UX). Overnight parking is available at Poole Quay Hotel. Payment can be made at reception for non-residents upon arrival. Parking Sandbanks: follow signs to Sandbanks car park, or use on-street parking on the peninsular. If in Purbeck, park in the National Trust Shell Bay car park and catch the chain ferry to Sandbanks.

Sat Nav: Poole Quay: BH15 1HP (for parking for Poole Quay use postcode in parking section) Sandbanks Jetty: BH13 7RG (this navigates to Panorama Road where on-street parking, payable at meter or by phone is available).

Public Transport Directions

For Poole Quay or Sandbanks Jetty: the number 60 runs from Rockley Park via Poole Quay to Sandbanks Jetty. The numbers 8 and 9 run services close to Poole Quay via Hamworthy, Turlin Moor, Upton and Creekmoor. For up-to-date bus information visit: If travelling by public transport the Poole town circular bus connects the quay with the bus and train stations. Further bus information can be found here:

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