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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