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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West Cornwall
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.

West Cornwall
Mount Haven Hotel is a boutique hotel overlooking the iconic St Michael’s Mount in Marazion, West Cornwall. Excellent reputation for relaxation, food and views. Boasts a stylish and sophisticated terrace and gardens.

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West Cornwall
Wayfarers, Exclusively Adults offers a tranquil base exclusively for adults imaginatively landscaped and most carefully maintained, ideal for a peaceful holiday, close to St Michaels Mount and stunning sandy coves. Excellent 4 star grading.

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West Cornwall
Chyandaunce, with WiFi & parking, sleeps 8. It’s a spacious village house, near Mount’s Bay, Penzance & St Ives. Ideal for families with both shower & bath rooms, it is comfortable without losing its 19thcentury charm. Secure courtyard garden.

West Cornwall
A beautiful Georgian bed and breakfast between St Ives and Penzance in Cornwall boasting extensive gardens with a heated swimming pool and grass tennis court. In a sunny position at the end of a long private drive, bedrooms are stylish and furnished

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West Cornwall
St Michael’s Bed and Breakfast is well-appointed with high standards of comfort and with beautiful sea views, conveniently situated in the centre of Marazion, west Cornwall, close to St Michael’s Mount.

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West Cornwall
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.

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West Cornwall
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.

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