Marazion

St Michael's Mount, Marazion, Cornwall c National Trust
Marazion, Cornwall c John Such
Marazion from St Michael's Mount, Cornwall c Matt Jessop
Marazion, West Cornwall
Marazion, West Cornwall
Marazion, West Cornwall

Discover Marazion

With stunning views toward the Lizard Peninsula and Land's End and its location opposite the fairy-tale castle perched on St Michael’s Mount, Marazion is a justifiably popular destination. The town claims to be the oldest town in Britain and was called Ictis by the Romans which goes someway to indicate that the area was a trading post for tin in ancient times.

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

Reasons to visit Marazion

  • Home to the iconic castle, St Michael’s Mount
  • Fabulous beach - Marazion beach 
  • Fascinating history 
  • An abundance of restaurants and old Cornish pubs 
  • Great location for bird watching and dolphin spotting

Things to do in Marazion

  • The town has an excellent safe sandy beach, Marazion beach and ideal for swimming, sailing, kite surfing and windsurfing, where you can book lessons from the local schools
  • Just a quarter of a mile offshore from Marazion is the stunning island world of St Michael's Mount. At low tide, take a stroll across the causeway where a legendary giant once walked or catch one of the frequent ferryboats that putter back and forth between Marazion and the harbour where ancient tin traders once moored their ships
  • Walk along the main street which runs parallel to the sea and discover a variety of gift and craft shops along with art galleries showing established and upcoming local artists
  • Marazion’s two nature jewels, Mounts Bay and Marazion Marsh are home to hundreds of species of wildlife, from seals, dolphins and basking sharks to buzzards, sparrow hawks and starlings
  • Enjoy a pasty while taking in the view of the bay or treat yourself to a sumptuous meal at one of Marazion's high-quality restaurants and cafes 

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★★★★AA
West Cornwall > Marazion > Penzance
A bed and breakfast almost at the waters edge. Friendly and comfortable, with stunning sea views, located in the heart of Marazion, west Cornwall. Free Parking & Wi-Fi. Garden with Spa Cabin.

West Cornwall > Marazion > Mousehole > Penzance > Sennen > St. Ives
Self Catering cottages in St Ives & West Cornwall. With over 450 of the very best holiday cottages they pride themselves on being small enough to care and give individual attention, whilst still being able to offer a wide selection of holiday homes.

★★★☆☆ Visit Britain
West Cornwall > Marazion > Penzance
High quality Victorian cottages, maisonettes and apartments in the Mount's Bay area of Marazion, just 50yds from beach. Superb panoramic bay views of St Michael's Mount, Mousehole, Newlyn, Penzance. Sleeps 2-5.

★★★☆☆ Visit Britain
West Cornwall > Marazion > Penzance
Near Marazion. Comfortable, detached, traditional stone barn conversion, sleeping 2. A carport leads to a patio overlooking our meadow. Sole cottage, personally supervised. One mile to Prussia Cove superb coastal walks and sandy beaches.

★★★☆☆ Visit Britain
West Cornwall > Marazion > Penzance
Gulval Cottages | Chyandaunce accommodates 8 people and Chyancrowse 2. Parking space. Courtyard garden. Pets welcome. Beaches, countryside, cultural activities close by. Suitable for all seasons

West Cornwall > Marazion
St Michael's Coastal Cottages offer a selection of quality self-catered cottages, houses and apartments located exclusively in the historic town of Marazion, the gateway to the magnificent island of St Michael's Mount.

★★★★★ Visit Britain
West Cornwall > Marazion > Penzance
Mounts Bay Caravan Park is a small exclusive, family run park of 18 caravans, catering for families and couples only, and is just 50 yards from Marazion beach.

★★★★AA
West Cornwall > Marazion > Penzance
A bed and breakfast on the water’s edge of Mount’s Bay along a two mile stretch of beach in the historic market town of Marazion, West Cornwall. It overlooks the beautiful St Michael’s Mount, with one of the most magnificent beachside views in the country.

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