causeway to St Michael's Mount from Marazion beach

Description

- what's at St Michael's Mount?
Described by Caroline Quentin as "one of the counties most iconic sights" on the TV series "Cornwall with Caroline Quentin", St Michael's Mount is an island just a short distance off the mainland at the ancient town of Marazion. It is linked by a causeway, at low water, and incorporates a medieval castle and a sub-tropical garden. St Michael's Mount is an SSSI.
- are dogs allowed at St Michael's Mount?
Other than guide dogs, dogs are not allowed in the castle or gardens.
- is St Michael's Mount sheltered?
No, it's open to the elements and if the forecast is bad and winds are strong, then a black flag is raised on the quay signalling the sea is too rough for boats to cross safely.
- who owns St Michael's Mount?
Most of St Michael's Mount was given to the National Trust in 1954 although the St Aubyn family continue to live in the castle.

Marazion and St Michael's Mount sign

Location

- where is St Michael's Mount?
In Mount's Bay on the south coast of Cornwall.
- what's the nearest town to St Michael's Mount?
Penzance
- is St Michael's Mount on the north or south coast of Cornwall?
The south coast.
- is St Michael's Mount a popular visitor attraction?
Yes it's the second most visited in Cornwall.
- what’s the nearest beach?
Marazion beach is at the end of the causeway!

St Michael's Mount from Marazion beach

Facilities

- is there a cafe at St Michael's Mount?
Yes and the NT Sail Loft Restaurant.
- are there toilets near St Michael's Mount?
Yes.
- is there wheelchair access to St Michael's Mount?
Yes but the causeway and sand make a standard wheelchair hard work so a sand wheelchair is available for hire for free.
- where are the nearest gardens to St Michael's Mount?
The sub-tropical gardens on St Michael's Mount are open to the public, free to National Trust members. Off the mount, the nearest gardens are Trewidden Garden near Penzance and Trengwainton Garden, another National Trust garden, also near Penzance.
- is St Michael's Mount a popular place to go?
Definitely. It's the second most visited attraction in Cornwall apparently.
- can you spend all day at St Michael's Mount?
Yes, it is recommended you give yourselves 3 to 4 hours to enjoy everything.

high tide at Marazion beach

Transport

- where can you park at St Michael's Mount?
There are two public car parks on the seafront in Marazion.
- what’s the grid reference for St Michael's Mount?
LR SW514299
- what are the sat nav co-ordinates for St Michael's Mount?
Latitude/longitude: 50.117685N, 5.477845W
- what's the post code for St Michael's Mount?
TR17 0HT (for sat nav purposes)
- how far is it to Penzance?
Four miles.
- are there buses to St Michael's Mount?
There are buses from Penzance, Helston and Praa Sands to Marazion on the mainland.
- is there a railway station near St Michael's Mount?
The nearest train station is Penzance.


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