St Michael's Mount
From monks to a Cornish giant, the history and mythology that layer up on this rocky tidal island near Penzance is richly diverse. Whether you’re admiring the views from the medieval castle or exploring subtropical gardens, just remember to check the tide charts to discover if you’ll be visiting by causeway or by boat.
St Michael's Mount,
Cornwall, TR17 OHS
Nearest hostel: YHA Penzance
Please note that St Michael’s Mount is CLOSED from Sunday 29 October 2017 to Friday 16 March 2018.
St Michael’s Mount will be OPEN to visitors for the 2018 season from Sunday 18 March 2018.
Other things to do nearby
Get outdoors and have fun at this exciting activity centre. As a charity, they help hundreds of disadvantaged children in Cornwall too.
If you are looking to combine water sports with climbing then Coasteering is for you. Kernow Coasteering offer coasteering adventures on the rocky coastline close to YHA Land’s End.
Nothing beats cycling down the old green lane to Nanjizal - one of the more secluded beaches in Cornwall.
Penzance has the best transport links in West Cornwall, giving great flexibility in choosing your route.
A long sweeping beach, ideal for surfing. The school has an excellent reputation offering lesson for all abilities. Visit the website
Marazion and Gwithian have regular events for both Kite and Wind Surfing.
The most south-westerly point in mainland Britain, with spectacular views, iconic signpost and a range of visitor attractions.
Visit the hands-on discovery centre and explore one of the finest mighty fortresses built by Henry VIII to defend the country.
With footpaths heading in all directions from the hostel door, you'll soon enjoy cliff top views towards Land's End before crossing the sands of Sennen Cove, or passing Cape Cornwall and the dramatic
If you are looking to combine water sports with climbing then Coasteering is for you.
If you've never surfed before, then book a lesson at Sennen Cove - tuition, board and wetsuit hire are all available in the village. More experienced surfers will enjoy the big waves at Gwynver.
Penzance to Land's End Distance: 16.5 miles/ 27km Start/Finish: Penzance Station TR18 2LT, Land's End Terrain: Trail, road, coast path Toughness: Challenging A
The most famous and certainly the most influential studio pottery in the world!
Dive in the sea and explore one of the wrecks on the Manacle rocks - the stair case from the Mohegan is in the hostel!
Take a look at a real working Cornish ice cream farm! Meet the herd of cows, go for a stroll around the meadows, and of course get a sample of their delicious ice cream.
Love boats, the sea and Cornwall? You'll find all things nautical at this amazing museum – don't miss the stunning views from the lookout tower across Falmouth Harbour.