One of the most scenic regions for camping in Great Britain is the Isles of Scilly, which is located about 30 miles southwest of Land’s End. The islands are a unique camping destination as they offer numerous beautiful and secluded beaches, fabulous scenery and the warmth of local islanders.
There are five inhabited islands that make up the Scilly Isles. These are Tresco, St. Mary’s, Bryher, St. Agnes, and St Martin’s. All of the islands are rich when it comes to wildlife and you can explore the area by boat. It’s an ideal spot for campers who also enjoy bird watching, water activities, and unspoiled nature.
There are plenty of activities to do to keep you busy, such as swimming, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, fishing, canoeing, diving, cycling, and hiking. You can also take guided tours and boat trips to enjoy everything the Isles have to offer.
One of the most popular coastal areas for camping is on the isle of Bryher, at the Bryher campsite, as it offers a wonderful sandy beach at Green Bay and an interesting cove at Rushy Bay. The site has washrooms, showers, hair driers, and clothes-washing facilities. It also rents surfboards, canoes, small boats, and bicycles.
The best way for campers to reach the Isles of Scilly is from Penzance by sea on the Scillonian III boat. The campsite will then transfer your luggage to the grounds.
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