An explorer's guide to the islands of Britain

St Michael's Mount, Marazion, UK
Distance: 2 km
Difficulty: Easy
Method: Walking
Wow Factor: 8 out of 10

Key Facts

  • Location: Near Marazion, Cornwall
  • Size: small
  • Terrain: easy path up to the top of the Mount
  • Access: tidal causeway; boat
  • Height gain: 60 metres
  • Map: OS Explorer 102
  • Starting point: harbour St Michael’s Mount
  • Accommodation/food:

    plenty on the island

  • Island Summary:

    a fairytale castle and home, precipitous cliff-side gardens and views from this rocky island across the whole of Mounts Bay – the climb is well worth it

  • Look out for:
    • Ancient Ruins
    • Gardens
  • Route description:

    following the cobbled path uphill from the busy harbour to the castle

  • Getting there:

    ½ mile south of A394 at Marazion, ample parking in Marazion opposite St Michael’s Mount. When the tide is in, you can take a trip on the St Michael’s Mount amphibious vehicle, which leaves from the Slipway car-park in Marazion. For details of boats, call 01736 710507 or visit

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