Arne Nature Reserve

Arne Nature Reserve Webcam

The webcam at Arne Nature Reserve near Wareham is a favourite among wildlife enthusiasts. The camera is situated on the shores of Poole Harbour and offers stunning views over the water and surrounding wetlands. In the foreground you can admire an abundance of birdlife as they feed, wade and bathe in the shallows. In the distance the rolling Purbeck hills are just visible above the thick line of trees.

A visit to Arne is an absolute must if you’re interested in birds or have young children with boundless energy. The area is owned and managed by the RSPB and is an inexpensive day out that can be enjoyed in all seasons. The site comprises of over a thousand acres of woodland and heathland with a network of walking trails to enjoy. Choose a route and make your way along the paths lined with ancient oak trees before emerging onto the sandy shores of Poole Harbour. Sit back, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet as you take in the beautiful views towards Brownsea Island.

The reserve is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Site of Special Scientific Interest. Throughout the year a wide variety of birds can be spotted from the hides as well as squirrels and deer. Interestingly, RSPB Arne is one of a handful of places in the UK where all 6 species of native reptile can be found.

Children will love building dens in the forest and playing on the outdoor play equipment. There is also a small cafe for refreshments to refuel during your trip.

Holidays in Wareham

If you’re looking for accommodation near Wareham, take a look at Sandyholme Holiday Park. This award-winning park is situated just 20 minutes drive from RSPB Arne and other attractions, including Wareham Boat Hire. Sandyholme is an award-winning holiday park located in a peaceful countryside setting. There’s a variety of accommodation to choose from including, deluxe caravan holiday homes and touring and camping pitches.