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Locals’ Pass

The Locals’ Pass provides people whose primary residence is in one of the following parishes: Sennen; St Just; St Levan; St Buryan, Lamorna and Paul; Sancreed; Morvah; Madron; Gulval; Marazion; Zennor; Penzance; Perranuthnoe; Ludgvan; St Hilary; St Erth; Towednack with free access to the village and harbour between 1st May and 30th September during opening hours. Alongside the Free Access Period from 01 October- 30 April, this will give local residents year-round access to the harbour and village.

How to get your pass

  1. Permanent residents of a household within one of the eligible parishes just needs to show proof of primary residency at the Change House on the Mount’s harbour front, either with a driving licence, bank statement or an electoral roll polling card, the first time they visit the island. No documents will be copied or retained, but a member of the team will complete a visual check.
  2. The resident’s photograph will be taken and a pass made whilst they wait. This will take a few minutes and the resident will be asked to sign a standard set of Terms & Conditions.
  3. On future visits to the island, the pass holder will show the pass before boarding a boat on the mainland or at the checkpoint at the end of the causeway.
  4. Any permanent resident of a household aged 18 and over can get a pass and it’s one adult to one pass only. Under 18s do not need a pass, but must be accompanied by a Locals’ Pass holder to visit the island i.e under 18s cannot access the island by themselves.
  5. Locals’ Pass holders do not need to book online to visit – simply turn up with the pass during opening hours. Opening hours vary throughout the year. See opening days and times here.
  6. In January, February, March, November and December the ferryboats don’t operate for visitors and access is on foot only across the cobbled causeway. Between 01 April and 31 October the ferryboats operate for the public during opening hours, subject to weather. The Locals’ Pass does not include a boat ticket and these can be purchased in advance or on the day of your visit from our website if the causeway is covered by the sea. Click here for boat tickets.
  7. The Locals’ Pass does not include car parking fees. Click here for further information on car parking.
  8. Dogs are welcomed in the village and harbour during opening hours between 01 October and 31 March. All dogs should be kept on a lead. Dogs are not allowed onto the island between 01 April and 30 September including the harbour and village. See our dog policy for further information by clicking here.
  9. Tickets to the castle and/or garden are not free with a Locals’ Pass. If a Locals’ Pass holder would like to visit the castle and/or garden, tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day of your visit, subject to availability. Click here for further information on the castle and garden tickets.
  10. Further information on the harbour and village can be found here including information on our shops and catering outlets. Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.
  11. Photocopy passes will not be accepted.
  12. If you require further information or help, please email enquiries@stmichaelsmount.co.uk or call 01736887822 (Mon-Fri 10:00-1400)
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