Getting to Bryher is simple - by air or sea
Scilly may feel a world apart, but getting to Bryher couldn’t be easier. You can take the Scillonian ferry from Penzance, fly by helicopter from Penzance, or fly with Skybus from Land's End, Newquay or Exeter.
Bringing your camping gear isn't a problem; 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 - we take care of everything, and your bags will usually arrive on the site before you do!
Getting to the Campsite
You can get to the Isles of Scilly by sea or by air (see below) and you and your luggage will then transfer to a small inter-island ferry to reach Bryher.
When you arrive on Bryher, we offer a luggage transfer service from the quay to your campsite pitch (£4 per person, return). This service is optional but highly recommended, as the campsite is a 10 - 15 minute walk from the quay.
Please just bear in mind that your luggage has to be handled manually at various points. Therefore, no single bag should be heavier than 25kg and excessively heavy bags will not be lifted. We would much prefer you bring lots of smaller, lighter bags than one big, heavy one! Tents often weigh over 25kg but separating the poles and pegs can often help lighten the load. If you have an air tent and can't break it down, we'll ask you to help carry it.
Please clearly label all bags with your name, phone number and 'Bryher Campsite'.
By Sea: Scillonian III
Most of our campers travel to the islands on the Scillonian ferry, which sails from Penzance daily, Monday to Saturday (also Sundays in July and August).
Scillonian is the easiest option for campers, as each passenger receives a 25kg luggage allowance, with excess luggage available for additional camping equipment) All luggage must be labelled with a green Bryher label, available at Penzance Quay prior to departure.
On arrival at St Mary’s you will board the blue ferry Firethorn. This usually departs around half an hour after the Scillonian docks, but listen for announcements onboard the Scillonian for the exact time. Provided your luggage has a green Bryher label attached, it will be transferred straight from the hold of the Scillonian to Firethorn, so you don’t need to worry about your luggage at all. You pay onboard the Firethorn (contactless accepted) and we let them know you're coming, so there's no need to book this boat.
Penzance Helicopters flies to Tresco and St Mary's. Enjoy a 20kg luggage allowance, great road and rail access, excellent weather resilience and a unique experience with spectacular views!
On arrival on Tresco or St Mary's you'll need to take the land transport to the quay (there is a small charge, payable onboard using Contactless). From here it's a short boat journey to Bryher. Please let us know your flight time prior to your holiday so we can let you know your boat time. We recommend booking an early flight where possible.
Skybus flies to the main island of St Mary's from Exeter, Newquay or Land’s End. You'll have a 15kg luggage allowance and enjoy great views of the islands as you approach.
On arrival on St Mary's you'll need to take the land transport to the quay (there is a small charge, payable onboard using Contactless). From here it's a short boat journey to Bryher. Please let us know your flight time prior to your holiday so we can let you know your boat time. We recommend booking an early flight where possible.