Brownsea Island Ferries - Sandbanks, Dorset, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 50° 40.984 W 001° 56.933
30U E 574256 N 5615108
Quick Description: The famous yellow ferries of Poole Harbour have a jetty here at Sandbanks.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/12/2008 9:17:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM4Y23
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Chris777
Views: 9

Long Description:
The ferries take you to Brownsea Island, round the other islands and bays of Poole Harbour. This is the original route taken by Lord Baden Powell, originator of the Scout Movement, when he went from the mainland to Brownsea Island himself in 1907 on a yellow boat.

Other tours available include a ride up the River Frome into Wareham and a trip to Swanage and the Jurassic Coast.

There are parking facilities and special events can be organised from parties to bird watching. The boats hold 185 passengers.
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Adult Ticket Price in local currency: 8.00

Period/Days/Hours of Operation:
Daily ferry sailings to Brownsea Island and around the islands from the yellow ticket box Poole Quay and Sandbanks. 10.00 am and every half hour. Last boat to return from Brownsea is: 17.00 24 Mar – 20 Jul 18.00 21 Jul – 2 Sep 17.00 3 Sep – 30 Sep 16.00 1 Oct – 28 Oct There is no 13.00 from Sandbanks to Brownsea There is no 13.15 from Brownsea to Sandbanks


Food/Drink available on board?: yes

Restroom facilities on board?: yes

Protection from the elements on board: Both Indoor and Outdoor deck experience

Address of the Ticket Counter:
Head office: Hethfelton Offices,
Hethfelton, East Stoke,
Wareham,, Dorset United Kingdom
BH20 6HJ


Required Photos Will be Uploaded: yes

Coordinates of the Ticket Counter: Not Listed

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