Canvas holidays

Canvas holidays

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.

For further details please see the information below and the download available at the bottom of this page. 

Pure and simple camping

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 price is for three nights and includes the return boat fee. The charge depends on the number of guests (maximium 4 people):

  • one or two people - £250
  • three people - £275
  • four people - £300

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.

2019 Availability

Sorry, all this year's holiday's have been booked.

Dates for 2020 will be published in the winter.

How to book

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


Detailed information about staying in the bell tent