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The Blue Pool Nature Reserve & Tearooms

The Blue Pool Nature Reserve & Tearooms, nestled in the heart of the 300-acre Furzebrook Estate on the Isle of Purbeck, combines natural beauty with historical significance. Initially a hand-quarried clay pit from the 17th century, it was abandoned in the early 19th century and naturally filled with rainwater, creating a mesmerising blue colour due to light diffraction.

Visitors can explore over 30 acres of nature-filled paths and walkways, including the UK’s longest rope bridge, which spans 50 meters and offers stunning views. The reserve is also recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its abundant flora and fauna.

A favourite among families, the site features a magical Gnome & Fairy Trail where children can find tiny fairy doors and friendly gnomes, along with an adventure play area for young explorers.

The vintage-style Tearooms, established in 1935, retain their original charm and offer teas, coffees, cakes, lunches, and traditional afternoon teas.
Opening Hours
Visit The Blue Pool Nature Reserve & Tearooms every day with the exception of Christmas Day.

March: 9:30am – 5:00pm
April – June: 9:30am – 5:30pm
July – August: 9:30am – 6:00pm
September: 9:30am – 5:30pm
October: 9:30am – 5:00pm
November – February: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission Fees
Adults (16 and over): £7.50
Children (5 – 15 years): £3.75
Under 5s: Free

Membership: Join The Blue Pool community with an annual membership.
The Blue Pool, Furzebrook Rd, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5AR
Contact telephone: 01929 558150 Call to check latest times or cancellations.