Bryher Campsite

UK England South West England Isles of Scilly Bryher

  • Laundry
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
In an elevated and sheltered location between heath-coated peaks, Bryher Campsite peers seaward

In an elevated and sheltered location between heath-coated peaks, Bryher Campsite peers seaward to Tresco. From your tent it’s a short climb upwards for spectacular, boulder-strewn views from Shipman Head (a great spot for the sunset) and a short climb down to the jetty and beaches. A real wild beauty, with spotless facilities and free showers. No dogs. 

Details

Facilities

5 camping fields with grass pitches and pre-pitched fully-equipped rental Bell Tents, plus a separate games field football goals and a volleyball net. Toilets, basins and token-operated showers; coin-operated hairdryers and a shaver point. Washing machine, tumble dryer and a freezer for ice packs. Bell tents are fully equipped (including dining and cooking gear), just bring towels and bedding. Mobile phone-charging available. Tractor service for luggage from the quay (bookable in advance). The site stocks camping gas and other fuel, though for larger, non-disposable gas you must provide your own container.

Suitable For

Tents, glampers and well-behaved groups – yes. Dogs, motorhomes and caravans – no.

Nearby

Bennett Boatyard (07979 393206) offers small motor boats, sailing dinghies, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards. Or jump on one of the regular the inter-Island ferry connections to the other islands (including larger St Mary’s and Tresco). If it rains, check out local artworks at the Golden Eagle Studio (01720 422671), near to the Hell Bay Hotel where, incidentally, spa treatments are another rainy day option. The island also has a fantastic Community Centre, with table tennis, games, puzzles, books, and pool, which can be used by visitors at any time for a small donation. There is also a small play park in the garden.

Food & Drink

The cosy Fraggle Rock (01720 422222), Scilly’s smallest pub, is just a few minutes’ walk down the hill towards the quay. The contemporary Hell Bay Hotel (01720 422947) has an outside bar deck overlooking the sea and outstanding local seafood in the restaurant and Crab Shack. Bar snacks are available at lunchtime and in the evening (reservations essential). Bryher Shop offers an excellent selection of food and drink, as well as freshly baked bread and pastries. You can also pre-order shopping to be delivered to the campsite on your arrival.

Open

March–Oct.

Pricing

£10.25 per person. Showers 50p. Return luggage transport from the quay £20 per family.

Pitches

5 camping fields with 78 pitches and 2 pre-pitched bell tents. Pitches aren't allocated; you are free to choose whether you want to overlook Tresco Channel or the Atlantic, pitch next to your friends or find a little corner all to yourself.

Location

Bryher Campsite, Jenford, Bryher, Isles of Scilly TR23 0PR

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Getting There

Sitting 28 miles off Land's End, Scilly may feel a world apart, but getting to Bryher couldn’t be easier. Take the Scillonian ferry from Penzance or fly with Skybus from Land's End, Newquay or Exeter. You'll then hop on a smaller inter-island ferry to reach Bryher.

Bringing your camping gear is easy; once you've checked in your luggage at Penzance Quay or at the airport, you don't need to think about it again until you get to the campsite. Campsite staff will meet you on the quay on Bryher and transfer your luggage to the campsite for you. The site is just a 5–10 minute walk from the quay.

Take a look at the information available from Isles of Scilly Travel.

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