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Plan Your Visit

Every sunrise, something new…

From pulling on your walking shoes and choosing how to get here, to losing yourself in the history, myth and legend that shapes the Mount’s story, plan your visit and make your trip your own.

By foot or by boat?

At low tide, the causeway appears from the sea and you can reach St Michael’s Mount by foot, following in the footsteps of giants and pilgrims. Setting out from the beachfront at the Godolphin Arms, it takes just minutes to walk across the ancient cobble causeway which stretches from the mainland to the island. Please use our handy causeway search to look up when the causeway will be open on the day of your visit.

When the tide floods in, our boatmen will ferry you across the water to the island. At high tide during spring, summer and autumn, frequent motorboats leave from landing points along the shore at Marazion for the Mount’s ancient harbour.

Find out more about how to get to the Mount.

Discover the castle

Climb the cobbled pathway up to the island’s summit and discover its changing faces. Bronze age settlers, monks, pilgrims and soldiers have all left their mark on the Mount.

Find out more about when the castle and other facilities on the Mount are open.

Explore the gardens

Weave your way through garden terraces bursting with colour. Breathe in the sea air, scented with springtime blossom or summer herbs. Peer from the battlements at the garden terraces stepping down to sea. Due to their fragility, the gardens are subject to restricted opening times.

Find out more about when you can visit the gardens

Join us at the Godolphin Arms

Whether you choose to eat, drink or stay in one of our en-suite bedrooms, we'd be delighted to welcome you.