Standing ashore Marazion beach and looking out across Mounts Bay, St Michaels Mount is a magnificent sight and one of Cornwall’s most famous landmarks.You can leave the mainland on foot by walking along the ancient cobbled causeway following the footsteps of Pilgrims and the legendary giant. The causeway can only be accessed at low tide but if you prefer to visit the Mount during high tide you can take one of the many boat trips.
The mount has a thriving small community and is home to a medieval castle and church surrounded by beautiful sub-tropical gardens. A tour is available where an island guide will take you around the iconic castle unveiling the history of the St Aubyn family, religious roots, sieges and battles. Children will enjoy hearing the tales Jack the Giant Killer and discovering the well where he was trapped. You can take part in a family quiz and a hunt for the giant’s stone heart, the armour of a samurai warrior and a mummified cat.
The Sail Loft Restaurant at the islands summit is worth a visit for the breath-taking panoramic views across Mounts Bay all the way across to Lands End. The restaurant has something for everyone and whatever the weather. Treat yourself to freshly baked scones topped with Cornish Clotted cream or a traditional home baked Cornish pasty.