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Published July 1st 2018
Run the causeway gauntlet and beat the tide
The tidal island of St Michael's Mount is located on the south coast of Cornwall opposite the town of Marazion.

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St Michael's Mount

Providing awesome views of the coastline, this 57-acre island is one to put on the must do when visiting Cornwall. The history of the Island goes back thousands of years with evidence found of people occupying the area from 4000 to 2500 BCE. More recently it has been the home of the St Aubyn family since around 1650 with members of the family still occupying part of the castle.

Before visiting, it's best to check tide times as the cobbled causeway only appears at low tide.

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The Causeway

We were lucky to time our visit to the only weekend that month where the causeway was walkable and castle open. There is also a boat service that runs during high tide at a cost of 2GBP each way for adults and 1GBP for children, so even if your visit doesn't fit with low tide, you can still get to see this unique place.

The island is free to visit but the castle is managed by the National Trust and charges apply if your not a member. If you want the best views of the coast, then visiting the castle is something I would recommend.

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View from Castle

Within the village area, you'll find two cafes with prices that are average for the area. The one we ate at has a nice view back over the water to Marazion and we enjoyed the food. Alternatively, other options are available in the town of Marazion.
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When: All year
Phone: 44 (0)1736 710265
Where: St Michaelís Mount Marazion Cornwall TR17 0HS
Cost: ADULT: Castle £10.00 Garden £8.00 Combined £15.00, CHILD: Castle £5.00 Garden £4.00 Combined £7.50, FAMILY: Castle £25.00 Garden £20.00 Combined £37.50, FREE for National Trust Members
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