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Looe Island Bell Tent, photo by Claire LewisLooe Island Bell Tent

Our fantastic bell tent is available for three-night short breaks on Looe Island Nature Reserve. This gives visitors the unique opportunity to stay on the island and enjoy all the peace and tranquility of this special location.

Staying on Looe Island Nature Reserve is a much coveted experience. Staying in our bell tent means you can enjoy a relaxing time on the island – from sunrise over the Ranneys through to sunset over Gribbin Head. You’ll be able to relax as you watch the island’s wildlife and feel like you are on a real adventure as you explore the island’s hidden corners. Being tucked away in its own private spot on the nature reserve you really will feel like you have gotten away from it all.

What’s more this will give you the chance to holiday without costing the earth. With an eco-friendly approach to island life, your impact on the environment will be minimised. You’ll also have the satisfaction of knowing that money raised from this venture will help protect and conserve Cornwall’s wildlife for the future.

This is pure and simple camping – a true green experience!

How many people can stay in the bell tent? 

The bell tent can comfortably sleep two adults and two children (under 11) but please contact us if you require further information.

How much does it cost?

The bell tent costs £250 in total to hire for the three nights. The return boat fee is included in the price.

When can I stay?

To reduce the impact on the island only a limited number of breaks are available each year. Boat departures to and from the island vary but are generally mid-morning, more details will be given upon booking. The final boat times will be confirmed the evening before departure.

2017 Availability

All 2017 holidays have now sold out. 

How to book

Please contact Callum Deveney, Head of Nature Reserves on (01872) 273939 Ext 222 or email