Bryher Campsite: the perfect base to explore the Isles of Scilly
Nestled in a sheltered valley on the rugged island of Bryher, with stunning panoramic sea views, Bryher Campsite is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful Isles of Scilly.
With five camping fields, even in the height of summer, there remains a wonderful sense of space – and you’re free to pick your own pitch, whether you want to overlook Tresco Channel or the Atlantic, pitch next to your friends, or find a little corner all to yourself.
Whether you're looking for a quiet escape for two, a friendly site for a solo getaway, a family-friendly adventure or a great base for your group visit, we're sure you'll love the site. By popular demand, we are a dog-free campsite.
Our games field with mini football goals provides somewhere for the young (and young at heart!) to let off steam and meet new people.
Bryher Campsite is run by Jo (who is Bryher born and bred!) and her husband Tom. Our four-year-old son Ollie is the chief Tractor inspector, and we're helped by both sets of parents and Jo's sister, so we're a true "family business"!
In 2024, we're open from Friday 29th March until Monday 30th September.
Booking is essential in July, August, and Whitsun Half Term week. Outside these times, advance booking is recommended to avoid disappointment and so we can collect your luggage on arrival.
We've tried to think of everything possible to make your stay as great as possible. We've tried putting ourselves in our campers' shoes, even staying on the site to experience it. Of course, we're always on hand if there's anything else you need...
Camping for Groups
If you're looking for group accommodation on the Isles of Scilly, we'd love to welcome you to Bryher Campsite. Every year we're joined by all sorts of groups, from schools and scout groups to kayakers, rowers and other activity groups.
We are happy to provide advice and information on travel and activities, and outside school holidays, we can usually give large groups their own field. For group booking enquiries, please contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can find the answers to Frequently Asked Questions below; please check here before getting in touch, as hopefully, you'll find the answer to your question straight away below!
- Site Facilities
- 1. Do you allow BBQs and open fires?
You're welcome to use a BBQ or fire bowl on the site, but you must place something beneath it to avoid damage to the grass and minimise the fire risk.
Our ground is very peaty, so a fire can spread easily. For this reason, we do not allow open camp fires on site.
- 2. How many/what size tents can I bring? Can I bring a gazebo/event shelter?
We charge a flat rate per person per night and do not charge dependent on the size or number of tents you bring. We have plenty of space on site, so you're welcome to bring the shelter you need to be comfortable during your stay.
However, please consider others on the campsite and keep your camp to a reasonable size. You should also consider the luggage limits - and make sure you can lift your own bags; no bag can weigh over 20kg.
- 3. Can I bring my equipment in a trailer?
No, sorry. Due to the location of the site and the nature of the tracks on Bryher, we do not allow trailers.
- 4. Do you provide electric hookups?
No, Bryher Campsite does not offer electric hookups.
We have charging lockers on-site to charge small electric devices like mobile phones, tablets and cameras. This facility is free, but we do ask you to make a donation in the charity jar.
- 5. Is the campsite suitable for disabled guests?
We welcome people with disabilities, but due to the location of Bryher and the campsite it may be unsuitable for guests with physical disabilities. Please telephone us (01720 422068) or email us and we will be more than happy to discuss your needs.
- 6. Is there WiFi and phone signal on site?
We don't provide WiFi on site, by popular demand from our campers, but there's free WiFi at Fraggle Rock bar, Bryher Shop and the Hell Bay Hotel.
The islands have 4G phone signal on most major networks (Vodafone, EE, O2), and although the phone signal on the campsite is patchy, you can get a good signal at the top of the hill.
- 7. Do you allow dogs
Sorry - we do not allow dogs (or other animals!) on the campsite.
- 8. Do you allocate pitches? Can I pitch near my friends?
We don't allocate pitches, so you're welcome to pitch anywhere on the site.
We have six camping fields, so there's plenty of space and choice, whether you want to overlook the Atlantic or Cromwell's Castle, find a quiet corner or pitch next to friends.
- 9. Do you have tables/chairs/fire bowls I can hire?
We do not hire any equipment; you will need to bring everything you need for your holiday (unless you're in one of our fully-equipped Bell Tents).
We do have a small number of picnic benches dotted around the site. These are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be pre-booked.
- 10. Do you have a fridge / freezer on site?
We have two freezers you're welcome to use to re-freeze ice packs. Any food is left at your own risk.
We don't have fridges on site and recommend you bring a coolbox and ice packs.
- 11. How do I get camping gas?
We sell all major camping gas in our honesty shed on the campsite (there's a list above). Just write down your name and what you've taken on the list, and we'll add it to your bill.
While you can bring gas on the Scillonian ferry, this cannot be carried on the inter-island boat, so we don't recommend bringing your own gas with you as it's unlikely to make it to Bryher on the same day as you.
For larger, reusable types of gas canisters, we only charge for the gas you use (i.e. you don't pay for a full container unless you use it!) Just hand your gas back to a team member at the end of your stay, and we'll weigh it and charge accordingly.