St Michael's Mount
Marazion is an ancient market town nestling in Mount's Bay. It is the starting point for visitors to St. Michael's Mount. The trip across to this magical island can be by boat, or those not sure of their sea legs can wait for low tide and walk across the Causeway.
Marazion Beach in Mount's Bay
Marazion beach is an ideal family beach with safe, clean water, lifeguard patrol and a superb children's playground located next to the sailing boat pen. Perhaps the most striking feature is the view over to St Michael's Mount. Marazion beach has a blue flag award - one of only nine in Cornwall at the time. There is an RSPB maintained marsh – a particular favourite with bird watchers.
See Mount's Bay in manonabeach the project that celebrates the elemental power of the beach and its profound effect on those people who enjoy being where the air, land and sea meet.
Marazion Galleries & Shops
Marazion is well known for its excellent art and crafts galleries, including Out of the Blue, Seagrove Gallery, Avalon, Heading West, Michael Praed and the Market House Gallery.
There are a number of popular shops including Philps Bakery (excellent pasties), beach and surf clothes, pharmacy, the local shop Cobble Corner and the Post Office.
Marazion Hotel is ideally situated for visiting Lands End, the Lizard Peninsula and the coastal towns such as St. Ives, St Just, Mousehole, Lamorna, Sennen, Porthcurno and Porthleven.
A great number other activities that include miles of coastal walks, horse riding, fishing (Coarse & Sea) and Golf can be found in the local area, plus some of Cornwall's best bathing and surfing beaches and breaks like Sennen Cove.
With local history in both mining and maritime tradition, the area is home to many ancient settlements. Examples of these can be found on the Lands End peninsula and include the standing stones of the Merry Maidens and Chysauster Fougou.
Visiting the tin mines of Geevor, Poldark and Redruth or the working fishing port of Newlyn with its fleet of trawlers, are fabulous ways to explore the Cornish past.