Camping is all about finding that extra special place to set up camp, if you’re looking for a characterful and safe location with miles of ocean views, camping on the Isles of Scilly is the is the perfect camping destination.

The Isles of Scilly are located 28 miles from Land’s End, Cornwall; they are a sanctuary for families with more boats than cars and miles of coastal paths and hidden coves to explore.

Set sail and get straight into holiday mode…

You can reach the Isles of Scilly by boat or plane. Our passenger ferry – Scillonian III sails from Penzance Harbour, it’s the ideal mode of transport for families with plenty to see and do during the crossing. Breathe in the fresh sea air, treat the kids to the views from the deck and see if you can spot the many Cornish landmarks– Newlyn Harbour, St Michael’s Mount, The Minack Theatre and Wolf Rock Lighthouse. Remind your little ones to keep a close eye on the waves, as they might just spot a pod of dolphins.

It may seem daunting the thought of camping without taking a car but the whole process is made easy. Your camping kit is loaded into secure containers on Penzance quay and transported to the islands  by Scillonian III and on  arrival, its transported to your campsite. For further details about transporting luggage see:

Or if you’d prefer the ‘ready-made’ sort of holiday, you could hop onto a Skybus 8 or 18 seater plane from Exeter, Newquay or Land’s End, taking just yourselves and clothing for your stay! The Garrison campsite and Troy Town Farm Campsite offer readi-tents, set up with all your camping essentials. For an even more luxury experience, Peninnis Farm Luxury Camping on St Mary’s offer a self-catering stay with safari tents, equipped with fully furnished kitchens, bedrooms and shower rooms.

There’s plenty to keep your children amused, the lifestyle on Scilly is simple and welcoming- perfect for enjoying family time together. There are inter-island boats to ferry you across and explore the other islands, bikes to hire and cycle the coastline, watersports to sample, freshly picked food to buy from the roadside and much more.

Whether you are wildlife spotting from the deck of Scillonian or gazing out of the window of Skybus at the coastline below, the journey across to the islands is as magical as your holiday itself and we can’t wait to welcome you aboard.

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