Originally Posted by DJarvis
Never been to the Isle of Scilly, are there camps sites near the beach or is beach camping allowed?
The campsite at Troytown Farm on St. Agnes is practically on the beach (and the farm does wonderful homemade ice-cream too!), and the sites on St. Martins and Bryher are maybe 50-100m from the beaches. I don't think I've been to the Garrison campsite on St. Mary's, but the islands are all so small you're never far from a beach!
I'm sure some people do it, but in general don't think wild beach camping is really allowed - much of the land is either owned by the Duchy estates and/or is a wildlife reserve. Given the campsites themselves are all in brilliant locations and are fairly minimalist (they all have basic facilities/showers, but there's no bars/entertainment/etc. that you might find in much larger campsites on the mainland), it's not such a big difference anyway.