Self catering in and around Marazion

Looking across to St Michael's Mount, Marazion is a nice place to stay to explore Mount's Bay and West Cornwall.


The ancient market town of Marazion is a great place to visit at any time of the year. Safe, sandy beaches are lapped by the clear, turquoise waters of Mount's Bay and guarded by the island fortress of St Michael's Mount.


More than just the Mount

Take a walk along the main street running parallel to the sea and discover a variety of gift and craft shops along with art galleries showing established and upcoming local artists and plenty of places to eat and drink.

Aside from the ever present view of the Mount, the long sweep of Mount's Bay is a great place to watch wind and kite surfers with the newly improved walking/cycling route along the bays edge provides a great viewpoint.

Marazion’s two natural jewels, Mount's Bay and Marazion Marsh are home to hundreds of species of wildlife, from seals, dolphins and basking sharks to egrets, sparrow hawks and starlings. The marsh has even been known to attract bitterns, though you are more likely to hear them than see them.

For more details on self-catering in and around Marazion and Mount's Bay click on the link below.

  • The majority of shops in Marazion are aimed at the tourists who visit St Michael's Mount, including a handful of galleries. There is a pharmacy, a Post Office come general store and a bakery, but most useful shops tend to be in Penzance. Between Marazion and Penzance there are a selection of supermarkets.

  • No, not unless you are a National Trust member. Also, you now have to book in advance, even to get on the island. (November 2022)

  • It will take you around 10 to 15 minutes to walk across the causeway from Marazion to the ticket station at the entrance to the Mount. The National Trust recommend three hours to visit all there is to see, including the gardens.

    Access to the castle itself is via a sttep and uneven path. This is difficult for visitors with limited mobility although there are some benches along the route to the summit which can be used as a resting stop.

    Unfortunately, it is not possible to take wheelchairs or pushchairs up to the castle and even going across the causeway can be difficult.

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