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Accessibility

Making the most of every Mount experience…

Ancient and rugged, some parts of the island and castle can be very tricky to navigate, especially if you have limited mobility. Paths around the island are steep, cobbled and uneven with no handrails in some places. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to take a wheelchair or pushchair up to the Mount summit and if you are walking, sensible footwear is recommended. 

Our boats can carry folded wheelchairs/pushcahirs, but they're not made to accomodate mobility vehicles.  Wheelchair/pushchair users would have to be carried by friends/relatives down steep harbour steps to access a boat. Our mainland boat landings are also accessed via steep steps. Unfortunately our staff cannot help carry people or vehicles onto boats.

Our Wheelchair Access Vehicle is available for use to provide assisted access to the harbour, village and lawns, but this needs to be booked in advance by emailing tickets@stmichaelsmount.co.uk

Admissions

Wheelchair users are admitted free of charge, but must let us know in advance so that we can monitor numbers of people on the island. All carers are admitted free of charge with registered disabled visitors. Please email: tickets@stmichaelsmount.co.uk to organise your requirements for the day.

Assistance dogs only.  

Car park

There are 20 disabled parking bays in the St Michael’s Mount Visitor and Long Stay Marazion carpark.

There is a public footpath from this car park along the seafront to the boat landings and to Marazion beach, the start of the causeway (approx. 10 minute walk). Our mainland guides will be happy to direct you.

Causeway

It’s possible to bring all terrain wheelchairs and pushchairs over the causeway, although it is wet and cobbled, so it can be very difficult  and uncomfortable to navigate. The harbour village and Pilgrims Path up to the castle are also cobbled and uneven, so wheelchairs will be unable to reach the summit. The causeway entrance is the only entrance to the island if you are travelling by foot. Please do not walk through the harbour mouth.

Facilities on St Michael’s Mount

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, next to the Island Café.

While the gardens are open, the lawn is accessible if you’re in a wheelchair. From here you can see the sea, the east wing of the castle and up the cobbled path between the palms, towards the gardens. However, further exploration is very limited because of the steep slopes and steps up to the summit.

Families

St Michael’s Mount is a rugged, island with rocky outcrops and steep precipices in parts. Parents must be responsible for the safety of young children at all times.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome on all parts of the island, including inside the castle. Read more about dogs.

Access statement

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.

Our full access statement is available on request.