Welcome to Bower Cottage. Two steps lead down from the grassed area, and there are three small steps leading up to the top patio.
If you fancy a more informal lunch, you can hop on one of the three breakfast stools. Three steps lead from the kitchen into the dining area.
Spacious living area with lovely homely touches.
Get all the family together around the dining-table, turn leisurely lunches into lazy suppers.
Perfect for al fresco dining, and it's south-facing too, so gets the sun for most of the day.
The gorgeous kitchen.
The kitchen is bright and airy.
What a fabulous kitchen with all the equipment needed to cook up a feast.
You simply can't beat a cup of freshly brewed coffee to start your day.
If you fancy just some quiet time with a good book, then there are plenty of little spots you can escape too.
The front aspect of Bower Cottage. Here you have a little bistro table where you can enjoy the evening sun and a glass of wine.
Bower Cottage is full of interesting artwork.
Curl up on the sofa after a busy day exploring north Cornwall.
Gorgeous little touches throughout.
If you feel like letting the outdoors in, open up the bi-fold doors.
You have a barbecue too, perfect for those balmy summer evenings. Two steps lead up to the garden area.
Cook a delicious Italian feast in this gorgeous outdoor Alpha Pizza Oven.
Light up the chimenea and toast marshmallows.
The
Bedroom number 1, is beautiful in green palms and creams.
The tropical en suite shower-room.
After a blustery day on the coast, you will sleep like a baby in this dreamy bed.
Lovely little touches throughout.
Bedroom number 2, in furnished in soft yellows and blues.
Under the eaves you will find the exquisite en suite shower-room for bedroom 2.
All the bedrooms are beautiful.
Stay here and you could easily think you were in a boutique hotel.
The en suite shower-room is tucked under the eaves.
Three steps lead up into bedroom number three. Look at the fabulous lobster pot light!
The grey wallpaper helps create a very soothing and very restful room.
The oh so fabulous family bathroom.
Bower Cottage basking in the Cornish sunshine.
The super handy downstairs shower-room.
The utility area, with the downstairs shower-room next door.
There are many hidden coves on the north coast waiting to be discovered and explored.
Trevaunance Cove is a short walk away, down Quay Street.
Everyone loves a paddle!
Driftwood Spars brew their own local ale, it is very delicious and also very strong.

Bower Cottage

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Located on the road to the beach, this traditional pub offers a menu using locally sourced produce and has a separate dining area. You will also find a choice of 3 cask ales available.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2020

Excellent service

We had the mussels and the steak sandwich and both were excellent. Covid means waiter service outside but not kept waiting. Friendly staff.

Nearest beach

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

St Agnes’ pride and joy, Trevaunance Cove boasts the dramatic aesthetics typical of Cornwall’s north coast. Soaring cliffs and golden sands are complemented by a labyrinth of caves and the almighty Atlantic lapping at its shores. Popular amongst families and sport-lovers alike, Trevaunance Cove is not one to forget.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Pretty cove

Beautiful beach but need to check tide times! Great walk from here to chapel porth along cliffy


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2020

Perfect Cornish beach

Schooners for take out dinner on the beach! Fabulous!

Nearest walk

This stunning walk will take you along the coastal path around St Agnes Head. En-route you will pass Wheal Coates Engine House and then climb up the Beacon for a panoramic view from St Ives to Newquay.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Incredibly stunning views

The coastal walk is one not to miss. The views are amazing and the cliff walks are so beautiful and interesting with the remains of the mines. Fantastic!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Local Walk

Great clean fresh air, lovely walking along the coastal paths

Nearest town

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

St Agnes lies in the heart of Cornwall’s mining heritage; all along the coast here you’ll see old mining engine houses rising from the cliffs. The steep and narrow streets here are lined with almost unbearably quaint, higgledy-piggledy cottages.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Favourite area

We spent a morning exploring the village and found delightful shops, eateries and interesting areas of history and beauty. I can recommend a good walk around to see everything.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2020

Perfect local village

Has everything you could need, great Pop up Thai restaurant on beach road (wed and sat) pizzeria very good. Everything is in walking distance. Bakery is amazing - don’t miss out on the sausage rolls! Beach is fab for surfing, belly boarding, rock pooling! Highly recommend this little chill out zone!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

St Agnes - proper community village

St Agnes Hotel - great pub with good ales.
Local Butcher and 2 veg shops along with 2 small convenience stores.
Local Pizza place - is seriously good. Handmade and made while you wait. Top gasto quality.
Local buses will get you out and about - just check the times.
Miners and Mechanics Institute - have lots of local things going on.
St Agnes Brass Band - always worth a listen to if they are playing.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2017

Beautiful little town.

A beautiful town with very friendly people, great fish and chips and perfect location for accessing the nearby beach.
Especially recommend the lovely ladies in the flower shop.

Also nearby

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This light and airy bistro style restaurant offers delightful menus using the finest local produce. Whether it's a light lunch, evening meal or Sunday roast you are seeking, they are sure not to disappoint!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2022

Yummy

Fabulous restaurant with imaginative excellently prepared food, brilliant service and friendly atmosphere and staff.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Lunch was GREAT!!!

We celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary with lunchtime menu of lobster thermador


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Taste Restaurant

Always book in advance. Nice staff and lovely food.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2019

Highly recommended

A very good small personal restaurant with lovely staff and excellent menu. Definitely need to book as very popular.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2015

We had an excellent meal at Taste, with good service and a varied (mainly seafood) menu.The price was reasonable for the quality of food received and there was a nice ambience.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2014

Hidden Treasure

This delightful little restaurant is a gem, we were really warmly welcomed in by the very attentive waitress. It only seats around 25 people, which adds to its appeal for me, it's beautifully decorated in a contemporary style. We called in for lunch - and were not disappointed with the freshly made crab sandwiches we indulged in! I would definitely visit again - maybe next time for dinner, the menu sounded lovely and all the food that was brought out looked fabulous, very reasonably priced too! Be sure to make a booking as my guess is they get quite busy!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A beach cafe in the most rustic sense - a beachside shed with some outdoor seating. It is a National Trust-owned hut, but run by a local couple who provide 'Feast Nights' - now made famous by their appearance on ITV's 'Cornwall with Caroline Quentin'. You need to buy tickets, but the hut is generally open to everyone, except during the winter, so check times on their Web site.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2023

Hidden hut

After a short walk along the coast, perfect place to eat overlooking the sea, great food choices and they're delicious.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2023

Pasties!

Walked the short distance from Gerrans to here and enjoyed a pasty in the sun looking out to sea. Yummy!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2023

Madelaine

Amazing location!!
Even more amazing food… wow! The best Cornish pasty, and curry, with flat bread, all homemade!!!
Must make a visit


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2023

Love it!

Great location, food excellent, friendly and welcoming.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Lovely food.

Locally cooked food a must if you are visiting this beach.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2022

Beware under-cooked brownies

Stomach upset after a coffee and undercooked brownie at the Hidden Hut in June.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Over priced

Expensive, long queues, not very friendly. take your own refreshments or buy from friendly shop in Portscatho


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Best Tomato soup ever tested

Wow what a place! Nestled behind the beach and within walking distance. Absolutely amazing food, the menu is mouthwatering! Don’t be put off by the queues, service is very quick. We had the tomato soup and it was ‘the best tomato’s soup ever tasted’ ! Such amazing flavours! Definitely worth a visit! Beautiful views too! Well done the hidden hut and keep up the good work!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

A lovely experience

We can now see why this place is so popular! The service is excellent very friendly staff who take a minute to ask you about your visit while serving you. The food is beautifly cooked all be it presented in a takeaway box or cup the taste is incredible. My husband opted for the smoked beef chilli I had the Dahl served with flat bread both delicious. It was towards the end of our holiday otherwise we would have had lunch there every day.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2022

visited in March

Windy, sunny and busyish. Interesting changing lunch menu which comes in cartons you can take away or eat on site. Also usual snacks and drinks. No need to book in March.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Hidden Gem

Lovely little walk from the car park where you come across some steps, if you then take the steps immediately going up you then come across the stunning Hidden Hut, where the food is fantastic, may be a little pricey, but so worth it, especially sitting on the benches


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Amazing

We visited the Hidden Hut whilst on holiday last week. Gorgeous food. We had the watercress soup which was scrumptious. Really recommend a visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2020

Hidden

What a surprise . Very popular so be prepared to queue but you can enjoy the view of Porthcurnick beach and headland.
Excellent customer service.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2020

Very interesting

Worth a little walk.
Very enterprising!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2019

A little gem

What a wonderful beachside find. It is super popular now so expect to queue, but it's is completely worth it with exceptional food, and a great beachside location. You won't regret a day out here. Check the website for opening times/days.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Great food overlooking the beach

Not just another beach front cafe. This place is possibly the best beach cafe/restaurant going. Great food and atmosphere. Really hits the spot. You will not be disappointed and worth the effort.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2019

Mrs Jarvis

Really fantastic food, great service (despite the length of the queue). You must visit!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2019

Perfect situation and great food

If you didn’t already know it, this a now a justly famous spit just above a lovely Cornish beach.
Splendid food - some fusion inspired and some more typical local Cornish. Great atmosphere. Also they have now a great Hidden Hut cookbook. Such a happy mix of photos and recipes!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2019

lush nosh

definitely recommend for a yummy beachside lunch


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2017

Being relatively local to the area, we felt it was time to see if this often-mentioned beach cafe lived up to it's reputation....and it did! On a sunny August Sunday, the beach was busy and so was the Hidden Hut. Be prepared to queue - for quite a while - but once you've selected which of the mouthwatering options to go for, you've plenty of choice of places to sit and enjoy the really well cooked food and the amazing location. No doubt this will be the first of many visits to come!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2016

Wonderful location

Perfect for coffee and cake, overlooking Porthcurnick beach.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2016

Stunning place for a delicious lunch! Pricey but great quality. Locally sourced and freshly made. Busy on Bank holidays but worth the queue. Soups are always fabulous as are the pasties, pulled pork baps and sausage rolls. We were lucky enough to get tickets for a feast night once and it was a most memorable and special event. Check out their Facebook page https://en-gb.facebook.com/thehiddenhut/

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Family and dog-friendly, Trebah covers 26 acres, converting a small corner of Cornwall into a sub-tropical paradise. Located above the Helford River, every inch of Trebah is covered by lush vegetation, with 100-year old rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias kicking off the season with an explosion of colour.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2023

Colour

Visited in late September which meant Autumn colours hadn't kicked in but summer colour in the main gardens had gone over apart from the hydrangeas. Beautiful colour though in the court garden.
Lovely walk down to the beach where we enjoyed an ice cream looking out to sea.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2023

Mrs Wolfson

A privately owned stunning garden. There is now a footpath for wheelchairs right down to the beach. Interesting history as American troops embarked from there for the D day landings.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2023

Exotic dog friendly garden

Trebah is a wonderful exotic lush estate in a sheltered valley leading to a delightful small beach, where the water is crystal clear and blue. Paths cross cross the valley making it easy to view the gardens from different angles. Marvellous variety of plants and trees. It's dog friendly, as also is the cafe, which is light and airy, serving tasty food. In Feb 2023, a new walled garden was being constructed, which looks most attractive.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Stunning

Gorgeous gardens with tall trees, amazing bamboo and hydrangeas and it’s own beach on the Helford river! Dog friendly, lots of different paths and routes and lovely ice cream on the beach! If it’s a lovely day take your swimming stuff, the beach was akin to a Greek beach, yachts and dinghy’s and clear water! Take your beach shoes!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Wonderful garden

This beautiful garden is a must-see.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Just wonderful

See above


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2022

Lovely day out

We had a lovely day at Trebah in March. There were lots of colourful Spring plants including all the rhododendrons, camelias and magnolias, and a sea of fascinating gunneras that were starting to come out. When they are fully grown, the leaves can reach 2.5m across and there is a gunnera passage where you could walk underneath them. There’s also some giant bamboo and many interesting paths up and and down to the beach. We had a lovely lunch in the cafe and all in all, a great day out. Check the website and make sure you book in advance as they were only accepting pre-booked visitors. Also check the cafe closing time on the beach (ice creams etc) as it closed at 3pm when we were there.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2022

Wonderful exotic gardens

We visited in February and were surprised by how warm and mild the atmosphere was in the gardens. What a wonderful variety of plants, shrubs and trees! well laid out paths allow the visitor to wander around the grounds to access different view points. The beach at the bottom of the valley was a lovely surprise. We particularly liked the water feature cascading down the valley.
Excellent cafe in a delightful light and airy modern building. The entry fee is reasonable and good value for money.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2021

An enjoyable afternoon out

Thoroughly enjoyed our time at Trebah, September was a good time to visit as the hydrangeas were flowering beautifully. The beach was lovely as was the delicious ice cream!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2020

A disabled persons opinion

I was really looking forward to visiting Trebah but was really disappointed, I was only able to go out of the reception building in my wheelchair when I was faced with the most sever decline and was told that it was like that all the way. It was very unsafe for me to go any further, so had to turn round and go out of the gardens


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2020

Beautiful gardens and beach

Well worth a visit. Really incredibly, calming gardens with excellent covid measures in place to feel safe. The private beach is just lovely, worth the short queue to get in (controlled by a traffic light system to ensure not too many people are on it are time). Nice cafe with gluten free options. A very good day out, would highly recommend.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2020

Best gardens to visit in the area

If you like to visit gardens then this is one of the very best in the area. We prefer it to the nearby Glendurgan gardens, though Glendurgan is run by the National Trust so you can get in for free if you are a member.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2019

LES CALDER

Excellent lovely gardens which as NT members (although Trebah is privately owned)
out of high season, can be viewed for very reasonable cost.
Best more natural gardens in the area in my view.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Wonderful Gardens leading down to a lovely beach.

These gardens are truly fascinating and beautiful. We loved that the dog was welcome even in the cafe and the food and drink were all really good, healthy, well prepared and delicious.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Impressive gardens and picturesque beach

Beautiful gardens. Very pleasant staff and good food. The private beach was very picturesque. Would recommend.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2015

You won't be disappointed

What a wonderful place to lose yourself in nature discovering plants I had never seen before and some looked like they stepped out of Jurassic Park! We stayed into the evening for a fantastic Miracle Theatre production in the Amphitheatre called The Magnificent Three which was absolutely brilliant, great story, great cast and highly recommended, I will be looking out for their next production. Overall a very pleasing day with ice cream on the beach too, what more could you want!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2014

A mini paradise

This was such a wonderful find. A complete tropical paradise hidden away down the creek. You really feel like you have disappeared to a magical world here and it's a great place to escape. Beautiful water gardens and walks through the woods, which eventually lead down to a private secluded beach. Would happily come here time and again. Lovely cafe as well and there's also a cafe on the beach.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2014

Nice family day out

We visited the gardens on Father's Day (three generations of us!) and it was a lovely day out. It was interesting seeing all the exotic plants and following the path through the gardens to the private beach at the end where an ice cream sat on the beach is a must! The adventure play areas within the gardens were great for the kids.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2014

We hadn't heard about Trebah before we arrived but it proved to be a fabulous day out and the gardens were very special. Better than Eden in some ways and the weather on the day was perfect.
The walk down to the bay was superb. Also enjoyed the shop, cafe and garden centre.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2013

We have been to Trebah several times in the past, but the garden was at it's loveliest this time, with loads of spring flowers as well as the rhododendrons etc.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

December 2012

I love trebah

Trebah is a brilliant day out, and the beach is gorgeous!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2012

Trebah Garden

A really delightful garden with much to see. Although steep in places, there are plenty of benches to rest before venturing further.

The glimpse of the sea as you wend your way through the garden is really beautiful and really well worth the trip down to the bottom.

Well worth a visit time and time again.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2012

Gets better every time

We love Trebah Gardens, they are also dog friendly, though unfortunately we did see evidence that some dog owners were not respecting the fact that clearing up is a must if this is to continue. We really enjoy walking around the gardens and always spend at least three hours doing so. Always something different to see. Already looking forward to our next visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

We enjoyed that they are clearly continuing to develop and work on the garden in the 5 years since we last visited. Cafe very good and plenty of sheltered outdoor space. Plenty to see in May and an icecream on the beach was a great treat.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Trebah Garden

Wonderful garden especially in May when we were there. A beach with a cafe half way round and the ubiquitous crab sandwiches in the cafe near the entrance. We could have spent a whole day here.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

A great place to visit. Even on a dull day this provided some great views and a fascinating range of plants. The beach was an added bonus. The restaurant provided a good range of dishes, including some gluten free choices.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

I can only endorse all that has been said before - the gardens are magical and inspirational, with a wonderful collection of hydrangeas as well as a magnificent bamboo thicket. The beach is a dear, with lovely views across the water.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

I can only endorse all that has been said before - the gardens are magical and inspirational, with a wonderful collection of hydrangeas as well as a magnificent bamboo thicket. The beach is a dear, with lovely views across the water.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Worth a visit, even on a wet day. The cream tea in the cafe was so good there is no chance it could ever be matched anywhere else. Enjoyed the shop too. We spent 2 hours in the property although it's not all that large, including time at the cafe. It's advisable to go early when it's really quiet.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Suitable for young and old

I would recommend this garden for anyone. The walks around the garden can be taken at any pace and are endlessly fascinating for young children as well as older relatives. Even those who may not be as agile as they once were will be able to manage a good deal of the garden and there are plenty of places to stop, admire the view and rest. The staff are very helpful, always ready to discuss an unusual plant and the cafe is run by a group of very cheerful women, who provide simple but delicious food.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

A beautiful place, starting with formal gardens at the top, winding down through subtropical exotica to a small beach. We once went there on a winter's day where there was snow at the top of the garden and brilliant sunshine once you went through the doorway onto the beach; my children said it was like going into Narnia!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Walking

Trebah Gardens are excellent for all the family - there is also a beach below for children to explore. Kids can take part in the quiz as they walk around the gardens which makes for a more peaceful time for the parents!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Stride through time at the legendary St Michael’s Mount. Follow a giant’s footsteps and find his heart buried in the cobblestone paths. Scale to the top of the mount and conquer the castle, looking out over spectacular views of the bay and out beyond the horizon. A day spent here is not one to be forgotten.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2023

St Michael's Mount

Wonderful. Worth waiting for the tide to be out so as to experience the walk across the causeway. The castle is stunning and full of interest about the lives of the St Aubyn family. The garden, cascading down the cliff, is surely unique and the views are absolutely splendid. No one visiting Penzance and Marazion should miss this treasure and experience


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2023

Booking necessary

Be aware that you need to book the trip to St Michaels Mount with the NT in the summer months, although you can walk out on the causeway you need to book to actually go onto the island.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Magical

We went twice here, wonderful to take the dog for a walk on the beach ( dogs not allowed on the Mount itself though) take in the magical view, make a lot of pictures and sit on the terrace that overlooks the Mount. Absolutely worth half a day's wonder about.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2023

Magical St Michael's Mount

Marazion is just 15 mins by car from the cottage and there is ample, specific parking by the beach for Mount visitors. The best way to reach Mount is to walk across the causeway. There is an excellent visitor centre, cafe and art exhibition. Gardens are stunning and extensive views from castle, which has interesting historic interior- especially the chapel


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Magical

Ended up here at the end of a pilgrimage walk from Lelant. As we came to the top of the hill we looked out to sea and spotted the castle through the mist. As we descended, there was sunshine across the beach and we loved the walk across the causeway. Beautiful gardens, interesting displays and an informative tour of the castle. Magical day.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Great half day out

Lovely spot and ensure you book in advance and know the tidal situation. High tide get the boat and low walk the causeway. Try to do both ! Good for kids plenty to see and big area to let off steam. Lovely morning was had and returned to Marazion where we picked up lunch and spent pm on the beach. A good day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

No free entry any more

Been visiting for years. You can no longer enter just to use the cafe or toilet, like you used to. We had to book tickets on our phones at the gate and it allocated us a time slot - so we had to walk back into Marazion to kill an hour before walking back across. Bit of a shame. Still utterly beautiful though.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2022

St Michael's Mount

We are National Trust Members and didn't actually book this. After walking across the causeway we were told we needed to have booked online tickets. We then did this on our phone and were admitted easily enough. Cafe has been updated and the plant sales area changed but for the better with more seating. A wonderful castle and beautiful gardens. You need to book a ticket for the boat trip before setting off if you cannot walk the causeway. You can't buy a ticket on the boat anymore. A fabulous day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Requires booking ahead

Be aware, whatever your previous experience, the NT require a booking even to reach the Mount harbour, never mind entering the castle. Also note, there is very little phone signal on the beach so you cannot book there!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Well worth a visit

Exceeded my expectations. Lovely day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

St Michael’s Mount

Very enjoyable day out but quite a climb.A long queue to pay for parking about 15 mins as very difficult to work out how to pay


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Be prepared to now pay for entry.

We had visited St Michael's Mount before and you could go into the outer areas without having to pay . But now it is £10 for a ticket , so be prepared .


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2019

Another must visit

Fabulous but get there between 9-10 as it gets very very busy...also check website to see when garden is open!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2019

Very special

A crazy place. Copy of Normandy but different. A museum but people still live there. Garden is also spectacular. Short trip by boat is nice.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2016

Perfect also for children


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2015

A MUST TO VISIT....

St Michael's Mount is a truly unique and magical place and was the highlight of our stay. Check the tides on the website; you need to walk the Causeway one way and get the boat in the other as the tide will come in/out while you are there. I would advise going early during the high season. That way you will park easily in the National Trust Car Park on the beach and will avoid the worst of the crowds. Both National Trust Cafes on the Mount do amazing food, often sourced from local producers, and they have spectacular views of the mainland. The Crab Rarebit will linger in my memory...mmm!

The warnings of uneven ground should be heeded; you do need to wear supportive footwear...no flip-flops! The cobbled, steep paths up to the Mount are poorly maintained and have great gaps in between the cobbles. One section known as 'The Pilgrim Steps' dates from mediaeval times and are now little more than tumbledown boulders that have to be scrambled up. Buggies are better left behind or you will end up carrying them (and the kids)!

However, it is SO worth the climb for the amazing views from the top and to look around the house and Church. What a history! Medieval Abbey, to Civil War fortress, and now a private residence. Stunning!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2015

Be prepared to hike

Whether you walk across the causeway or get the ferry (likelihood is you'll do both), at some point you will have to walk. The walk from quay to either the gardens or the castle is a bit of a trek, with the latter needing the visitor to scramble up steep cobbled steps and pathways. Once you reach either the strenuous walk is immediately forgotten as you are left agog at the stunning views, both natural and man made.
The top of the castle commands spectacular views across Mount Bay, with Newlyn, Penzance and Marazion all within a perfect vista. If you're brave enough you can peer over the ramparts and spy the fabulous gardens from on high.
Children are easily entertained by the castle quiz and they get a prize at the end, adults can simply wonder at the artefacts on display and the fabulous architecture.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2012

Well worth a visit


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to St Michael's mount. The castle was delightful and there was much more to it than we had expected. Would recommend a walking stick/pole for the ascent to the castle.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2012

Perfect day out

We love St Michael's Mount. If the tide is right you can walk across to the mount and then get a boat ride back. The house and surrounding area are very atmospheric and if you are fortunate enough you will get to see the Basking Sharks. A great day out and well worth a visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2012

Good day out for all the family

Took the ferry as it was high tide. A long queue but with several ferries we didn't have to wait long. Kids enjoyed the ferry ride and the interesting things in the castle. Quite a steep climb on cobbles up to the castle so wished I had worn more sensible shoes but worth the climb. Cafe's were good and also places to picnic. Lovely views from the castle. Spent several hours on St Michael's Mount.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

A truly worthwhile visit and highly recommended. But you do need to be physically fit and able to cope with steep uphills on cobbled paths! Not for the elderly or infirm!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2012

Lovely day out

We got there on a small boat. Had a nice scone in the cafe and waked around the house. Lovely day out


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Fabulous views on the mount !

The views are amazing and the castle is full of history. A bonus is the castle is still inhabited as a family home, which gives it a nice lived in feel. Gardens look fantastic from the ramparts, but are not open every day. Phone up before you visit to check tide times. We went out by boat, then walked back across the causeway.
The NT cafe is lovely, and you can have an above average waitress served meal.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

I would recommend everyone to make the walk across to the Mount, it is magical but do watch the tides!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

ST M's Mount

Well worth being a member of the National Trust to be able to enjoy this treasure. Great afternoon's outing for family - we had our 2 older teenage kids who were very happy to go round the castle. Lovely place to sit and relax too enjoying an ice cream after you've viewed the property. Keep your eye on the tide though - it comes in very quickly but it adds to the fun to have to wade back through thigh-high water!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2011

The view from Sunnyside over St Michael's Mount is magical and a trip there doesn't disappoint. We were impatient for the tide to recede and so began our visit by paddling over the causeway, an adventure in itself. The walk up to the house was an exciting scramble, but not for the infirm. At the top the views were tremendous and the property quite as wacky as the octagonal dairy on the way up suggested it would be. Lunch in the tea shop was one of the best we had during our stay. All in all, a delight. Brilliant for anyone with children. Best not paddle over the causeway if you're taking the buggy though.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2009


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2009

Wonderful St Michael's Mount

When in the area there is nothing nicer to do, whatever the weather, than walk or take a boat to the Mount (depending on the tide). At low tide you can meander up the causeway the to the Mount where a nice NT cafe awaits and a steep walk up to the castle (passing over the giant's heart on the way), here the views across the Mount's gardens are second to none. A magestic place.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2009

Check the tide times before you leave, as it's great to walk over to the mount. If you have small children it is better to walk or bring a baby carrier as pushing a buggy on the cobbles is really hard work. It's a magical place, nothing quite like it, it's amazing how the access to the mount suddenly appears and then disappears later in the day. There is also a fab outside play area for children with plenty to do for small tots and children up to about 12 years.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2009

Sub tropical gardens

Great attraction to visit if you haven't already been. The castle is worth the climb, and the gardens are wonderful - many sub tropical species there which can only be found in this part of England. Well worth a visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2009

Set out from a beautiful beach, this is a great place for a day out. If the tide is in you can get a boat across to the Mount which is great fun. There are lovely gardens as well as the Mount to explore.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2008

A trip to St Michael's Mount is a wonderful way of spending a sunny summer's afternoon or even a beautiful autumn one, if you want to avoid the crowds! The view of the castle in the bay is so well known, it is lovely to get another perspective of the coastline by looking back from the island to Marazion beach and the sweep of the bay to Penzance. To get the full experience you need to walk across the causeway at low tide (there are often puddles!!) but the walk up to the castle itself is very steep, so not a day for heels! The restaurant is nice, and there is also a tea-room/cafe, but we like to buy pasties in Philps at Marazion and sit round the island's harbour to eat them. On your ascent to the castle don't forget to look out for the heart of Cormoran the Giant, now turned to stone...


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Wonderful five minute trip by sea or if the tide is low, you can walk across the causeway to this fairy tale castle which dominates Mounts Bay. Steep walk up to the castle itself which is not for the faint hearted! Those who would rather not can wander round the little harbour. Good coffee and pasties at the Cafe or there is the Sail Loft Restaurant. N.T. shop. There is plenty to see in the Castle and the views from it are stunning.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This pub has a funky retro feel to it and offers a relaxed informal dining experience. They often have live bands performing - please check their website for further information.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2023

Good food. Great vibe.

Be sure to book a few days in advance during the summer season.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Mrs Jude Palmer

Had several meals and drinks here always fantastic quality , delicious and fresh. Staff are amazing and friendly will go out of their way to help. Love the relaxed , surfy vibe very welcoming to everyone. Always visit when we’re in st agnes x


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2014

End of town but dont miss

Nice pub...dog friendly..generous portions of food.Can get busy as they had live bands on every week...Outside seating is well lit and they have heating outside too,nice touch for those chilly nights!!.Down side is the parking...not much.

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