Making the most of every Mount experience…
Ancient, rugged and steep, some parts of the island and castle can be tricky to navigate if you have limited mobility. Paths around the island are steep, cobbled and uneven with no handrails. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to take a wheelchair up to the Mount summit and if you are walking, sensible footwear is recommended.
All carers are admitted free of charge with registered disabled visitors.
We have four disabled parking bays in Slipway car park and 12 bays in Follyfield car park for registered disabled badge holders.
Facilities on St Michael's Mount
It’s easy for anyone to access all the village facilities. Ramps are available on request at the entrances to the shops, Island Café and Sail Loft. We have an access toilet situated on the east side of the island and on the harbour front.
While the gardens are open, the lawn is accessible if you’re in a wheelchair. From here you can see up the cobbled path between the palms, towards the gardens. However, further exploration is limited because of the steep slopes and steps up to the summit.
Access on the boats and causeway
Wheelchair users (with folding wheelchairs) can take the boat across to the Mount at high tide. However, access to both the mainland and harbour landing points has steps to negotiate.
If harbour steps will prove a challenge for you, it would be better to plan to use the causeway at low tide. It’s possible to bring wheelchairs over the causeway, although it is cobbled, so it can be difficult to navigate.
If you’re planning on bringing a wheelchair over to St Michael's Mount call us on 01736 710507 and we’ll be happy to discuss your needs.
We currently have a four-wheel, single-seater, self powered mobility vehicle or ‘tramper’ available at no cost to you, for use around the village area of St Michael's Mount. A full demonstration will be given by a trained member of staff.
The motorised vehicle must be booked in advance as it is very much in demand. Call 01736 710265 to book.
WAV (Wheelchair Adapted Vehicle)
The WAV enables us to safely and comfortably transport wheelchair users from the mainland to the island (and back again).
The WAV is offered through a partnership with Mobility Cornwall.
The WAV is a pre-bookable service. Visitors requiring this service will need to book it at least 24 hours in advance by calling the Change House. (01736 710265)
- This service is only available when the causeway is exposed.
- Service is not available to able bodied visitors. This service is for only visitors in wheelchairs who would not otherwise be able to visit.
- Booking times must fall at least 45 minutes inside of causeway opening / closing times.
- We cannot guarantee the service will be available if an enquiry is made with a notice period less than 24 hours.
If you’re interested in knowing more about access routes on the Mount, you can pick up a map at the ticket office. The ticket office also has an induction loop for the hard of hearing and can provide magnifiers for the partially sighted in all outlets.
Guide and assistance dogs are welcome to the village area and guide dogs are allowed up to and around the castle.
At St Michael's Mount, we’re continually working to ensure that all visitors, no matter what their ability, can gain the most from their visit and have the best possible access to our facilities and services.
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