Britain has many waterfront campsites due to the array of islands along its coast. Here are the best island campsites in Britain that one must consider.
This is a small piece of land flung away from the Cumbrian coast. It is a quaint little island that reminds of an island adventure book. It has nothing more than a few houses, a pub and a ruined castle. This is an untouched beauty to pitch your tent and wait for the moon to rise.
Isles of Scilly
It is an archipelago of islands situated southwest of Cornwall, England. It is a complex of 140 islands, of which only 5 are inhabited – St Agnes, St Mary`s, St Martin`s, Tresco and Bryher. These islands can be reached by a boat or a helicopter both of which land in St. Mary’s Island. From here you could reach the other islands by boat. From water sports to bird watching, camping in the moors to walking on the sandy coves, the activity list in these isles is endless.
Also called the Puffin Island, Lundy is situated in the Bristol Channel, Devon. It is a 3-mile long island made of granite and is full of cliffs and valleys. From farms and square houses to castles and cottages campers can choose to stay anywhere including pitching tents in the middle of all this. The campsite is ideal for field studies, snorkeling, scuba diving and even rock climbing.
If you want to bask in the sun and want to go for natural tanning, then Channel Islands are the best bets. Just get there and do not worry about getting your camping gear along. Readily available tents pitched in scenic locations welcome you with open arms. The sandy beaches of the island are a rare offering in this part of the country.
Situated at the edge of the Tremadog bay, this island is accessible only during low tide. The 300-acre hillock makes it the largest wild campsite in Europe. It offers spectacular views of the Snowdonia National park and the Cardigan Bay. However, it is closed to visitors during autumn and winter seasons. Advance booking is not a bad idea if you are planning a camping trip to Shell Island.
Isles of Scotland
Barra, Burray and Tiree are three islands worth exploring among the 800 odd islands of Scotland. Since wild camping is unrestricted in Scotland, the problem lies in choosing one among them. If you are not the wild camper kind, even then you have a choice of well equipped and comfortable campsites available at affordable prices. These islands of Scotland will not leave any one disappointed.