Camping & Bell Tent Rental on 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 football goals and a Volleyball net 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 partner Tom. We're helped by both sets of parents and Jo's sister so we're a true "family business"!

Our Season

In 2020 Bryher Campsite will be open from Saturday 4th April, closing on Saturday 3rd October 2020.

Our bookings for 2020 will open to returners on Saturday 2nd November 2019 and for new guests on Saturday 9th November 2019. To receive an email notification when we open bookings, please sign up to our email updates.

Booking is essential in July and August, and also the Whitsun Half Term week. Outside school holidays advance booking is recommended to avoid disappointment, and also so we can collect your luggage on arrival.

Site Facilities

We've tried to think of everything we can to make your stay as great as possible. We've tried to put ourselves in our campers' shoes, even staying on the site to experience it for ourselves. 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

Sorry - we do not allow dogs (or other animals!) on the campsite.

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 to yourself or pitch next to friends.

There's nothing like the smell of a barbecue to complete your camping holiday, and we are more than happy for you to use barbecues on the site. We do ask that you are careful to avoid damage to the grass, and that you properly extinguish the barbecue after you have finished. Please never use a barbecue inside your tent.

You are welcome to use a fire bowl, but again please be sure to minimise damage to the grass. We do not allow open fires as these cause a serious fire risk due to the peaty ground on the islands.

If you would like to enjoy an open fire, you are welcome to do so on any of the beaches on Bryher, but please make sure you clean up after yourself to keep the island looking beautiful.

We charge a flat rate per person per night, and do not charge dependent on the size or number of tents. However, please do consider others on the campsite and also consider the luggage limits on Skybus and Scillonian - and make sure you can lift your own bags! No single bag should weigh over 20kg.

No, sorry. Due to the location of the site and the nature of the tracks on Bryher, we do not allow trailers.

We don't provide WiFi on site, by popular demand from our campers (you'll find a better connection without it!)

The islands have excellent 4G phone signal on most major networks (Vodafone, EE, O2 etc) and although phone signal on the campsite is patchy, you can get a good signal within a few moments' walk.

If you need to log on you can find free WiFi at Fraggle Rock bar, Bryher Shop and the Hell Bay Hotel. 

We welcome people with disabilities and will always do all we can to make life easier for you. However, due to the location of Bryher and the nature of the campsite it may be unsuitable for guests with some physical disabilities. Please telephone us (01720 422068) or email us and we will be more than happy to discuss your needs.

Good Causes

What makes Scilly special to us – and our guests – is the feeling of remoteness and the natural beauty of this truly extraordinary place. With the ability to enjoy this comes a responsibility to help protect it. That's why we support two great local charities.

The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust protect, conserve and enhance the islands’ wild open spaces for the benefit of animals, visitors and locals alike. Without them, the islands would look very different and would not be as accessible to our guests - or us.

The Cornwall Air Ambulance is on standby 365 days a year to transport sick and seriously injured patients from the islands to emergency medical treatment on the mainland. Everyone on the islands knows someone who has needed their help.

We have decided that for every booking on Bryher Campsite, we – as a business – will donate £1 to be split equally between the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust and the Cornwall Air Ambulance. This amount is not added to your bill; we make this donation as a business. In 2016 we donated £164.50 to each charity.

We also have a collection jar for the two charities in the Charging Room on the campsite and ask that anyone making use of the facilities makes a donation to these good causes. In 2016 the Cornwall Air Ambulance collection jar raised £128.03.