Low Tide Adventures
Explore one of West Cornwall’s most photographed bays and walk across the causeway to St Michael’s Mount. In the area, you’ll also find Gwelen, a new arts trail that reimagines a submerged ancient forest in Mount’s Bay.
Marazion is a historic town on the shore of Mount’s Bay. It’s most famous for St Michael’s Mount, an island with a castle that can only be reached by boat or at low tide when the causeway is revealed. It’s an absolute must-see for anyone travelling to the West Cornwall area. Visit between October and March, and it can feel as though you have the entire beach to yourself.
You can mix and match from the suggested activities to create a great day out during your stay. If you were to do all the activities on this itinerary, it would take around two-three days.
Please note: You will need to contact the venue or experience provider directly to book.
Some of the activities in this itinerary require a good level of mobility and fitness. We advise that you contact the venue or experience provider in advance to find out more.
Walk the causeway St Michael’s Mount
On a crisp and bright day, St Michael’s Mount is a sight to behold. As the tide lowers, the causeway is revealed – and this is your entry point to the famous landmark. The castle itself is a National Trust site, which is open to visitors daily during the summer, but only on selected dates from the 1st November-31st March, so it’s definitely worth planning your day here first.
Gwelen Arts trail in Marazion
If you’ve ever visited Mount’s Bay, home of St Michael’s Mount, it might surprise you to learn that beneath the waves lies the remains of an ancient forest. To bring this secret landscape to life, artist Emma Smith has created a site-specific artwork, ‘Gwelen’. To find her wooden ‘seeing sticks’, join the section of the South West Coast Path that connects Marazion and Penzance. This unique installation is accompanied by a podcast, which will introduce you to Emma Smith and her work.
Seaweed foraging WildWalks Southwest
Do you know your oarweed from your bladderwrack? Join Rachel Lambert of Wild Walks Southwest for a seaweed foraging course in Prussia Cove. You’ll wander along the coast with St Michael’s Mount in the distance, searching for the season’s finest seaweeds. You’ll be shown how to identify edible plants and how to store seaweed. Plus, you’ll enjoy plenty of tasters, including dips and sweet treats, as you explore. Bespoke foraging experiences are also available.
Places to eat
The Goldophin Marazion
Sit back and enjoy the views. The Godolphin is a restaurant, hotel and bar positioned directly in front of St Michael’s Mount. You could pop in for a cocktail at sunset, enjoy a seasonal three-course menu in their stylish restaurant, or make the most of the daylight hours with breakfast overlooking the beach. Find out more here.
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