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The Island

Location

Cornwall Map

OS Ref: SW 515 301

Last Visited: 2003

Causeway and ferry routes

Causeway and ferry routes

St Michaelʼs Mount was an important tin port in Roman times. Now it is home to a few inshore fishermen and, of course, the string of little boats that provide the ferry service when the tide covers the causeway. It is effectively Marazionʼs Harbour, as to this day there is no one satisfactory landing point even for the ferries which use a variety of different landing stages depending on the tide.

It always seems more satisfactory to me, if you can arrange things so that you take the ferry to the island and walk back.

The village is owned by the National Trust and has a Gift Shop, Restaurant and Cafe, all with the usual snooty Nat Trust service. Check the National Trustʼs website for opening times etc.