Arne Nature Reserve (RSPB)

Arne Nature Reserve (RSPB)


A special landscape where you can enjoy the vast open heathland with an opportunity for bird watching. A fantastic place for family walks at any time of year.  One of the few places in the UK where all six of the UK's native reptiles can be found.

Across the road is the RSPB Cafe & Shop.

Visit the RSPB website

What makes it special

  • Open heathland good for walks and bird watching
  • One place where all 6 native reptiles are found

Opening Times

The reserve is open at all times.

Car park
November to March - 08:30 to 18:00
April to October - 08:30 to 22:00

The Welcome Hut - 09:00 to 16:30
Shop - 09:30 to 17:00
Cafe - 09:30 to 16:30


Free entrance to all

Car park cost:
Free for RSPB members
£5 for non members
£15 for Coach and Minibus

Hostels nearby

YHA Swanage

YHA Swanage

Free parking on premises
Cycle store

Arne Nature Reserve (RSPB)

Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5BJ

Map references

OS Map: 195, and Explorer OL15

OS Grid Ref: SY972877

Lat/Lng: 50.689439, -2.040704

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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