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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. There are unguarded edges and steep drops. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to take a wheelchair or pushchair up to the Mount summit and if you are walking, sensible footwear is highly recommended.
We have a ‘Tramper’, an all-terrain mobility scooter, that is available to hire for a nominal fee to provide assisted access around the village areas. Please enquire at the Changehouse by the island entrance on the day of your visit. Limited numbers of vehicles mean we can only supply on a first come, first served basis. Click here for the Tramper Route Map
Wheelchair users are admitted free of charge, but must let us know in advance so that we can help you to plan your visit, especially your arrival and departure times. All carers are admitted free of charge with registered disabled visitors. Please email: email@example.com to organise your requirements for the day.
There are 20 clearly marked disabled parking bays in the St Michael’s Mount Visitor and Long Stay Marazion carpark. Blue Badge holders and National Trust Members must pay to park in all car parks.
There is a public footpath from this car park along the seafront to Marazion beach and the start of the causeway (approx 10 minute walk). The pathway from the car park to the causeway crosses a soft, sandy beach.
Causeway and boat landings
It’s possible to bring all terrain wheelchairs and pushchairs over the causeway, although the pathway from the car park crosses a soft, sandy beach and the causeway itself is wet and cobbled, so it can be very difficult and uncomfortable to navigate. The causeway entrance is the only entrance to the island if you are travelling by foot. Please do not walk through the harbour mouth. When the tide is coming in/going out, the depth of water on the causeway can be deceptive. Ankle-deep paddling, quickly becomes knee-deep wading!
Facilities on St Michael’s Mount
Ramps are available on request at the entrances to the shops and the Island Cafe.
We have an accessible toilet situated on the east side of the island, next to the Island Café, and another on the Harbour Front, from where the tram tracks emerge.
The harbour village and steep castle path are cobbled and uneven and unsuitable for wheelchairs/pushchairs. There is a pushchair park in the Courtyard.
The island lawn is accessible (during spring/summer) 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.
St Michael’s Mount is a rugged, island with rocky outcrops and steep precipices in parts. The harbour has high walls, working boats and steep ladders which must not be climbed. Parents and carers must be responsible for the safety of their children at all times.
Assistance dogs are welcome on all parts of the island, including inside the castle. Read our dog / pet policy here.
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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