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Enabling easy access to the South West's beauty spots

St Michael's Mount

Equipment Available: 1 Tramper
  • Coastal
  • Historic
  • Formal Gardens
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Information centre
  • Cafe or shop
  • Dog friendly


Explore the amazing island world of St Michael’s Mount and discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of incredible history.

The all-terrain Tramper scooter allows you to explore the cobbled streets of the harbour and village at the bottom of the island and the garden which provides unique views of the Castle and Cornish coastline.

St Michaels' Mount is open for visits from mid March to late October. Consult the website for more details.

Unfortunately, the gradient to the Castle is too steep to recommend as safe for Tramper users to access.

Accessing the island (please read): At the current time, the Tramper is based on the island and is not used as a means for reaching the island.

The island is connected to the mainland at low tide by a cobbled causeway which is uneven, can be slippery and has sloped ramps at each end. Read more about the causeway here.  You can plan your visit by checking the time the causeway is open but always phone ahead and speak to staff on site first. 

At high tide, the island can only be accessed by boat or by amphibious vehicle, both of which can only be accessed via steep narrow steps.

The St Michael Mount Access webpage states that a Wheelchair Access Vehicle is available for use to provide assisted access to the harbour, village and lawns, but this needs to be booked in advance by emailing [email protected] (see below)

 Booking your visit and Tramper hire:

Visit the St Michael's Mount website to book admission tickets and email [email protected] or call 01736 710265 to book your Tramper hire.

For more information:

Should you also wish to enjoy the beach at Marazion there is a beach wheelchair available for hire via the Cornwall-wide initiaitive. Click on this link for a map showing all locations and contact details.

Travelling to St Michaels Mount:

From North Cornwall & the A30: Follow the A30 past Hayle and towards Penzance. About a mile after the village of Crowlas, take the 2nd exit at the roundabout, signposted to Marazion. At the junction with the main road turn left. This road takes you into Marazion.

From Penzance: Follow the A30 east, and about 3 miles out of Penzance take the third exit at the roundabout, signposted Marazion. Follow this road and turn left at the junction with the main road. This road takes you into Marazion.

From Helston & The Lizard: Take the A394 from Helston towards Penzance. After about 9 miles, go straight over the roundabout (ignore the left-hand exit signposted Marazion). Follow this road to a further roundabout and take the 1st exit, signposted Marazion. Continue along this road until the junction with the main road, where you turn left. This road takes you into Marazion.

Plan your journey using the  ap below and view a map of the location from


Contact St Michael's Mount


Marazion, Penzance, Cornwall, TR17 0HS


01736 710265

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