South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7EE
South Shore Lodge on the south coast of Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour is a Victorian lodge, available to hire year-round for youth, community, special interest, corporate and school groups, with some availability for family hire. With its own garden, beach access, shower block and views of the Purbeck Hills, the lodge sleeps 24 in 5 rooms and is well equipped for self-catering. You will need to provide your own sleeping bags. Extra blankets are provided in each room. Seating for 24 people is provided in the form of folding tables and chairs. These are stored flat and can be used as and when required across the two communal rooms for flexibility. On the lower level there is a kitchen, suited to group catering, a small bunk room for 2, a bunk room for 4 and a room overlooking the sea – the Sea Room – where most people choose to eat and indeed, have a brew with a view over to the Purbeck Hills. There is another multi-use communal room, overlooking the front garden. The remaining bedrooms are upstairs. Outside is a wild garden with patio, picnic benches and barbeque. There is a natural play area on the island which is a pleasant walk from the Lodge and plenty of places to explore the island’s heritage and encounter the flora and wildlife that call Brownsea home. Access to Brownsea Island is by foot on a ferry from Sandbanks and from Poole in the summer. Cars are not permitted on the island and there are pay and display car parks at Sandbanks and Poole. Once on the Island your bags can be transported to the bunkhouse for you. Some groups prefer to take on the island adventure for themselves and walk their own luggage to the Lodge (20 mins walk). No stag or hen groups. Photos ©National Trust Images/John Miller, ©National Trust Images/Arnhel de SerraThis accommodation is featured on our map of Devon, Cornwall and the West Country and here is its own website.
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For sat navs use these post codes for the ferry terminals in Poole: Poole Quay Yellow Kiosk BH15 1HJ, Sandbanks Yellow Kiosk BH13 7QN, Sandbanks Beach Car park BH13 7QB. For current information on parking charges, please contact Poole Borough Council 01202 262000 Limited free parking is available on the residential streets of Sandbanks.
Brownsea Island Ferries (01929 462383) and Greenslades Pleasure Boats (01202 631828) run the boat service from Poole Quay and Brownsea Island Ferries run the boat service from Sandbanks. Book your boat crossing with the boat company who will be able to advise you on prices and luggage allowance. This is usually restricted to one piece of hand luggage per person plus 3 food crates per 10 people.