Arne is situated on the northern edge of the Isle of Purbeck next to Poole Harbour. The area around Arne is a nature reserve controlled by the RSPB and is home to many rare birds. The village was evacuated in World War 2 when it was used by the Royal Navy as a decoy site. Most of the buildings in the village have been built since the Second World War, the only older building being the small 13th century church of St. Nicholas.
Arne can be reached from the B3075 via Stoborough.
Wildlife and Walks
The area around Arne is a RSPB nature reserve and is popular with walkers and bird watchers.
The RSPB website has further information regarding the nature reserve at www.rspb.org.uk/arne. The RSPB also run Poole Harbour Wildlife Cruises to allow you to see the diverse wildlife in and around Poole Harbour.
Further details for events in and around Arne are on our events diary.