How long is the ferry from Sandbanks to Brownsea Island?

How long is the ferry from Sandbanks to Brownsea Island?

approximately 20 minutes
Ferry timetable Ferries run back and forth to the island every hour. The crossing takes approximately 20 minutes.

What time is the last Sandbanks ferry?

Ferry leaves Sandbanks/Poole side on the hour, twenty past and twenty to the hour. First Ferry 7am, last Ferry 11pm. Ferry leaves Studland/Swanage side at ten past, half past and ten to the hour. First Ferry at 7.10am and last Ferry at 11.10pm.

Do you have to book to go to Brownsea Island?

Brownsea Island is currently open. To guarantee entry, you must pre-book your admission and ferry via our website. Ferries depart Poole Quay only. Please read our ‘Visiting Brownsea Island: what you need to know’ web article for more information.

Do you have to book the Sandbanks ferry?

Foot passengers, cyclists and motorbikes travelling from Sandbanks to Studland need to buy a ticket BEFORE getting on the ferry – there’s a ticket machine by the car park. There is no charge for foot passengers travelling from Studland to Sandbanks.

Is the chain ferry at Sandbanks working?

The Ferry service is currently running normally. The service runs daily (see timetable), weather and other circumstances permitting, except for times when the vessel is undergoing refit (every two years, usually around October/November).

How long does it take to walk around Brownsea Island?

Our view points and woodlands walk (Orange route – 1 hour) offers stunning cliff top views across the Purbecks and can be the perfect spot for a warming spring time picnic. Wander along South Shore beach and you’ll be amazed to find old pottery pieces that remain from the days when Brownsea had a pottery factory.

Is the ferry at Sandbanks working?

How much does the sandbanks ferry cost?


Pedestrians (one way charge only, from Sandbanks) £1.00
Pedal or Motor Cycle £1.00
Car or Light Van/Most Camper Vans (up to 3500 Kg maximum operating weight) minibuses up to 17 seats £4.75
Goods Vehicle with a maximum operating weight of more than 3500 Kg. Toll includes VAT at the applicable rate £9.50

Are there ferries from Sandbanks to Brownsea Island?

Ferries to Brownsea Island . Half hourly daily service from Sandbanks (next to chain ferry) and Poole Quay starting at 10.00am (Winter Brownsea Island open weekends hourly crossings to island).

Are there ferries from Poole Quay to Brownsea Island?

Cruises and day trips from Poole Quay and Sandbanks to Brownsea Island & Arounds the Islands Poole Sailings Commence 14th March 2020 to 1st November 2020. (Note as from 2nd Nov, 10am – 4pm, a boat will run hourly straight to Brownsea and back from Sandbanks and Poole until 15th Nov). Returning through the islands if tides allow.

How to get to Brownsea Island in Dorset?

Situated in Poole Harbour in Dorset, Brownsea Island is accessible only via boat – with ferries leaving from Poole Quay and Sandbanks and our accessible pre-bookable Seahorse boat departing from a nearby yacht club.

Can you take cash on Sandbanks Ferry from Poole?

Cash ONLY accepted at Sandbanks (Poole accepts cash & card). Family rates apply to families not groups. NOTE – all Sandbanks trips are suspended for the time being.