Bryher

A rugged yet deeply beautiful island of vibrant contrasts

Pounded by Atlantic waves on one side, yet blessed with calm sandy beaches on the other, Bryher is an island of dramatic contrast - the perfect place to enjoy a taste of untamed Scilly. Around 80 people are lucky enough to call it home.

Bryher's fame extends far beyond Scilly's shores: the luxurious Hell Bay hotel has won many an award, while Jamie Oliver has hailed the diminutive Fraggle Rock Bar as one of Britain's best "boozers". The little island is also the setting of the film, "Why the Whales Came", based on Michael Morpurgo's novel inspired by the island. Samson Hill on the southern end of the island was the site of the birdman's cottage.

Whether you're exploring rocky coves, lazing on white sandy beaches or hiking up one of its small granite hills for some great views, Bryher serves up a wonderful sense of freedom and purity. You can admire the granite stacks on Shipman Head - and get up close at low tide if you're happy to scramble the rocks; you can watch the Atlantic rollers thunder into Hell Bay (spectacular in winter!); and you can enjoy the calm and tranquillity of Rushy Bay overlooking Samson.

The entire island is criss-crossed by tracks and dotted with stalls selling fresh produce including farm eggs, local vegetables, freshly-landed seafood and mouth-watering island fudge.

The Bryher Shop is an excellent spot to purchase tasty treats such a tatty cake and freshly made bread as well as everything they need for a great holiday which, on request, can even be delivered in advance to your accommodation.

Bennett's Boatyard and Bryher Boatyard offer boats and kayaks for hire, and you can get supplies for the island chandlery.

There are also a number of eateries, including the Hell Bay Hotel and Fraggle Rock offering sumptuous lunches and suppers, light snacks and cream teas.

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Isles of Scilly Inclusive Holidays

Scilly Breaks

Bryher All year

Inclusive Holidays have been trading from the beautiful island of Bryher since 1983.  We aim to make the booking process easy for you by combining accommodation and travel to make a ‘package’.  The majority of our properties are on St Mary’s but we do have some on the outer islands too.Read more »

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Isles of Scilly Boat Hire

Bryher All year

The Isles of Scilly Boat Hire Company offers daily hire through to long-term timeshare in their range of boats. From the 16' Orkney motorboat fitted with an electric start and tilt 25hp engine, through to the award winning Powercat 525 catamarans fitted with twin 40 hp electric start and tilt engines, colour GPS chart plotters and VHF radios to the fabulous top of the range 200hp Sealegs Amphibious Rib. The choice is yours and all are available regardless of which island you are staying on. We deliver the boat to you. Please visit our website for full details.Read more »

Crab Shack

Crab Shack

Bryher May-Sep

Serving a simple but beautiful menu of Bryher crab, mussels and scallops served in Portuguese cataplanas in a relaxed, informal atomosphere. Open in the evenings between May and September, we recommend booking early to avoid dissappointment.Read more »

Aquarium

Bryher Apr-Oct

View the local species in the Black Pearl Aquarium at Bryher Boatyard, which include, pollock, dog fish, mackerel, wrasse, lobsters, conger eels, crabs and many more.   Read more »

Kris makes the fudge by hand

Veronica Farm Fudge

Bryher All year

We're a family owned and run business where old traditions still hold. The Taylor family started making fudge twenty years ago on our farmhouse kitchen Aga. At Veronica Farm, on Bryher on the Isles of Scilly, we now have a purpose built fudge kitchen - still using traditional farmhouse methods.Read more »

Bryher Shop

Bryher Shop

Bryher All year

Bryher Shop is centrally located and open 7 days a week. Free delivery is standard for online orders to your holiday cottage. Our stock includes local produce as well as all your favourite brands. We have an in-store bakery offering fresh bread and cakes. We also have a plentiful delicatessen counter with an amazing range of meats and cheeses.Read more »

Chandlers

Bryher Apr-Dec

Chandlers Gift Shop, located at Bryher Boatyard, selling gift items, fishing supplies, pirate treasure and all things nautical. Read more »

Fresh basil grown in the Scilly sunshine

Veronica Farm Produce

Bryher All year

A farm stall selling fresh free range eggs, homemade jams, pickles and chutneys, dried and fresh herbs and a wide range of Scilly succulents.Read more »

Bennett Boatyard

Bryher Boat Hire

Bryher Mar-Oct

Explore the tranquil waters between Bryher, Tresco, Samson and St Martin’s at your own pace.  Hire your own boat, kayak or paddleboard and visit uninhabited shores, fish from your boat, take a picnic or moor up and explore.  The possibilities are endless and with a safety boat doing regular patrols and staff always ready to lend a hand if you’re at all unsure, this really is and option available to all.Read more »

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Seriously Scilly

Self Catering
Bryher Sleeps 3 | All year | £500 - £1,400 per week

Firmans Cottage is a fine example of an old granite cottage typical for Bryher and the surrounding Islands.  

With a very pretty exterior and beautiful private garden, Firmans is clean, crisp and welcoming with every facility you need for a perfect holiday.Read more »

Glenhope and Glenhope High. Glenhope in the foreground.

Glenhope

Self Catering
Dog friendly
Bryher Sleeps 4 | All year | £275 - £1,050 per week

This traditional Scillonian granite cottage is next door to Glenhope High, and is ideal for couples and families. Situated on the western side of Bryher, a stone’s throw away from Great Porth Beach and close to Hell Bay Hotel.Read more »

Hell Bay Hotel

Hell Bay Hotel

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Hotels
Dog friendly
Bryher 25 Rooms | Mar-Oct | £135 - £350 pppn

Hell Bay, is an award winning hotel on the beautiful island of Bryher. Set in a picturesque cove facing the Atlantic Ocean, Hell Bay offers families and couples a friendly and private oasis to relax and spend quality time together and to enjoy the wild, natural delights of Bryher and the other islands of Scilly.Read more »

Bracken Self Catering

Bracken, Hillside Farm

Self Catering
Dog friendly
Bryher Sleeps 4 | All year | £300 - £1,175 per week

We are a small working farm situated in the centre of Bryher. In spring and summer we grow and sell vegetables, salad crops, strawberries, cut flowers, free range eggs and home bred pork from our roadside stall outside the farmhouse.Read more »

Shippen

Shippen - Veronica Farm

Self Catering
Bryher Sleeps 2 | All year | £250 - £1,146 per week

Shippen is a converted cow shed on the family farm and has been beautifully decorated throughout. It has a large private garden with fabulous sea views across to Tresco and St Mary's. Read more »

Bryher Campsite Bell Tent Rental

Bryher Campsite Bell Tent Rental

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Camping
Bryher Sleeps 5 | Apr-Oct | £325 - £500 per week

Bryher Campsite is the perfect base for exploring Scilly, and if you'd rather just turn up and relax, why not rent one of our Bell Tents?

Overlooking Tresco Channel or the Atlantic Ocean and all kitted out ready to go, all you need to bring is your clothes, bedding of your choice - and yourselves! 

Our Bell Tents are spacious 5 metre tents and can sleep up to five people with oodles of space. During school summer holidays the tents are available by the week; outside the main season they’re also available for short breaks.Read more »

Hebe

Hebe - Veronica Farm

Self Catering
Bryher Sleeps 2 | All year | £250 - £999 per week

Hebe is a cosy cottage which is joined onto Veronica Farm one of the oldest buildings on the islands. It's at the sheltered southern end of Bryher just moments away from Green Bay and the island's boat hire facility. Hebe has a private and a shared garden with furniture and a BBQ for you to enjoy. Read more »

View of Soleil D'Or

Soleil D'Or

Bed & Breakfast
Bryher 3 Rooms | Mar-Oct | £45 - £55 pppn

Welcome to Soleil D'or, enjoy all that the magical island of Bryher has to offer whilst staying in a small, friendly guest house. Angela has been offering a warm welcome to Bryher visitors for over 25 years.

After a relaxing nights sleep in one of our three en-suite bedrooms, designed with your comfort in mind, enjoy a leisurely home cooked breakfast in our dinning room which commands stunning views over Tresco Channel. Read more »

White House Holidays

White House Holidays

Self Catering
Bryher Sleeps 2 | All year | £540 - £1,040 per week

The Fo'c'sle and The Crow's Nest are two stunning four star gold award apartments. They are situated in a unique position right on the eastern edge of Bryher, with spectacular sea views from every window overlooking Tresco Channel. 

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Fernside Dining Room

Fernside - Veronica Farm

Self Catering
Bryher Sleeps 4 | All year | £250 - £1,239 per week

Fernside is our converted farm hand's cottage which has stunning views across the channel to Tresco and St Mary's. It has a large, sloped garden and patio with furniture and a BBQ. It's just a few minute's walk from the shop, hotel, church and main quay.Read more »