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Pelistry, Isles of Scilly

Pelistry campsite with blue skies

Pelistry Camp Information

Pelistry is one of only a few places that you can camp on St. Mary's.  Our Pelistry summer camp comprises three tented villages; The 'Sea View' and 'Island View' villages will each accommodate up to 40 campers and 6 staff.  The South Pelistry village will accommodate 36 campers and 4 staff.

Pelistry Camp is available from mid-May to mid-August. 


Pelistry Camp Description

All villages have two marquees, wash tents and flushing toilets. There are also shower facilities (For leaders only during school visits)  All sleeping tents have floorboards and mattresses.

Pelistry Camp is a self-catering site however kitchen and dining marquees provide ample service for all campers on site.  A member of staff from Cornwall Outdoors will be on site to welcome you, show you to your site and will be available throughout your stay.  Please note under no circumstances are extra tents allowed to be erected on any of the site. 

The Isles of Scilly

The boat trip on the Scillonian III from Penzance is an excellent introduction to the week. Visitors to the islands enjoy the novelty of using the island launches as a bus service for island hopping and exciting exploratory visits.  Each of the five main inhabited islands; St Mary’s, St Agnes, St Martin’s, Tresco and Bryher have a character of their own.

When the sun shines on the beaches of white sand throughout the islands, the sea becomes a wonderful translucent turquoise and even the beaches of the Caribbean would struggle to provide a more attractive venue.

Things to do

There are a range of outdoor studies possible using the rich resources of the islands with plenty of birds, wildlife and seal colonies in and around the islands.

The island has companies who can provide sailing, canoeing, horse riding, snorkelling and diving - please check that these companies hold the correct licenses.  If in any doubt, please contact Cornwall Outdoors.

Schools - While you are there, make contact with the local schools, they will love to play in a friendly sports fixture, (opposition for them is difficult to find!).  

Links & Downloads

Please note: School/Group leaders must have completed the National Water Safety Management Programme before taking their groups out on the water.

Pelistry bay and flowers

Book Centre

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