Information for visitors with limited mobility
Paths around the island are steep, cobbled and uneven with no handrails. It is not possible to take a wheelchair up to the castle on the summit and those with limited mobility may find the steepness and rugged terrain difficult to navigate. Sensible footwear is recommended.
All carers are admitted free of charge with registered disabled visitors.
Free car-parking for registered disabled badge holders. We have 4 disabled parking bays in Slipway car-park and 12 bays in Follyfield car-park.
Facilities on St Michael's Mount
There is access to all the village facilities, with ramps available on request at the entrances to the shops, café and Sail Loft restaurant.
The garden lawn can be accessed with wheelchairs although further exploration is limited due to steps and steepness.
We have an access toilet situated toilets on the east side of the village.
Access on the Causeway & Boats
It is possible to bring wheelchairs over the causeway although with some difficulty as it is cobbled. Wheelchairs can be taken over in boats although access to both the mainland and harbour landing points have steps.
When the tide is in, the only access to St Michael's Mount is by boat.We strongly suggest that visitors who may struggle with the boat landings and access onto the boats (the boats can only accommodate folding wheelchairs) plan their visit to the Mount when the casueway is open. Causeway opening times are clearly available on the website.
We currently have one motorised wheelchair, available at no cost to the visitor, 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.
We have bolder print literature available and a map outlining the access route.
At the Ticket Office, we have an induction loop for the hard of hearing and provide magnifying sheets for the partially sighted.
Guide and assistance dogs are welcome to the village area and guide dogs are allowed up to and around the castle.
Island Life Today - Village Tours
New for 2013 will be specialist tours within the village area of St Michael's Mount which will focus on community living on the Mount, its history and everyday challenges from getting the children to school to delivering shopping up to the castle on the summit. These talks will be free of charge and take place in the village area of St Michael's Mount which is step free and therefore suitable for wheelchair users and those of limited availability.
St Michael's Mount continually works 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.
Our full access statement is available to download here but if you have any constructive feedback you would like to give us, regarding your experience at St Michael's Mount, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org