An explorer's guide to the islands of Britain

Bryher camping

Find island adventure on the ‘land of the hills’ with chasms and caves to explore, extraordinary hilltop views, ancient ruins and excellent local food. With stunning views across the Tresco Channel or Atlantic, spacious fields and a friendly relaxed atmosphere, Bryher Campsite is the perfect base for exploring the Isles of Scilly and having a dream adventure holiday. This site is suited for a quiet escape for two, a friendly site for a solo getaway.

Location: Isle of Scilly, Cornwall, Lat/long 49.957, -6.352

Campsite facilities: ladies and gents toilets, shaver points and showers (60p per 4 minute token); hairdryer; soap provided; hot water washing up sinks; washing machine and tumble dryer (£1 coins); games field with volleyball net; camping fuel; 3 freezers are provided on-site for storage and ice packs; sockets for charging phones, tablets, cameras and other small items; luggage transfer £4 per person return; no wifi.

Dog friendly: No

Local facilities: From great pub food and restaurants to honesty stalls with fresh island produce and seafood you’ll be spoilt for choice and everything is in walking distance from the island either on footpaths or traffic-free lanes. Bryher Shop stocks everything you’ll need. Island Fish for daily-caught lobster, crab and wet fish, as well as lobster and crab baps, crab quiche, lobster salads and fish pie. Fraggle Rock is just a minute’s walk down the hill from the campsite for great pub food and beer. The Crab Shack, near Hell Bay Hotel, is a rustic shed that offers three dishes: Bryher crab, mussels and scallops. The only additions are wine, coffee, crusty bread, fries, mixed salad, a cheeseboard and Eton mess. You’ll get very messy.

Getting to the campsite: the campsite is a 10 – 15 minute walk from the quay and a luggage transfer service is offered by the campsite from the quay (£4 per person, return).

Don’t miss: walking Bryher’s coastal walk to see all of the highlights of the island.

The full route is described in the guidebook, ‘Islandeering: adventures around the edge of Britain’s hidden islands‘.

Nearby islands: whilst you are there, there’s a lot more to explore, check them out here

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