Through Time & Tide



We are delighted to welcome visitors back to St Michael’s Mount following a period of closure. 

We are only allowing access to St Michael’s Mount through a ticket purchased online. 

Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite HERE

We are not permitting dogs on to the island. The exception to the rule is assistance dogs.

You will walk to and from St Michael’s Mount on the cobbled causeway.  A ticket to the gardens will provide you with access to the island for the full duration that we are open on the day of your visit.  Although it does vary, we will be open for approximately four hours per day, being the time that the causeway is uncovered by the sea. Please see our schedule of open days and causeway open times HERE.

Our lawns are the perfect place to unwind and soak up the view while enjoying refreshments from one of our takeaway outlets. Make sure you visit our island shop which has recently reopened and offers clothing, locally made products and more.

For now, the castle remains closed, although we are working hard on plans to reopen later in July.   

We are following Government and industry guidelines to keep visitors, our staff and those families that live on St Michael’s Mount safe. As a consequence, our offer is different to normal with one-way routes in the garden terraces, more signage to highlight the importance of social distancing, reduced numbers of visitors, more frequent cleaning and online only tickets.

We are excited to reopen St Michael’s Mount to visitors and thank you in advance for adhering to social distancing rules. We hope you enjoy your visit.

Our Frequently Asked Questions have been updated to answer queries regarding a visit at this time. 

How do I get there?

As a tidal island we’re 500 metres from the mainland, but getting here is easy…

Arriving at Marazion

By car, by bus, by bike – choose how to get here, pull into the town and look out to our beautiful island, set in the sweep of Mount’s Bay.

By foot or by boat

Walk out across the cobbled causeway or hop aboard a boat and in minutes you’ll be here.

Plan your visit

From guided tours to tide times, work out when to come and what to see to make the most of your visit.

Plan your visit