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One of the oldest towns in Cornwall

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St Michael's Mount

Known as one of the oldest chartered locations in the UK and Cornwall’s oldest town, Marazion is home to soft sandy beaches, the gateway to St Michael’s Mount, and a welcoming atmosphere all year round.

Marazion is a coastal town with one of the most captivating views on the coast, not only do the clear waters break against the gently sloping beach but they swirl at the base of St Michael’s Mount, an offshore island complete with castle linked via a cobbled causeway that is layered in myth and legend. The area is perfect for soaking up Cornish heritage and the local museum is a must see in the town. Here you’ll learn of Marazion’s history with memorabilia and an ancient manuscript describing the town’s heritage.


For visitors looking to experience Cornwall’s coastline, Marazion offers a haven of tranquil landscapes. The sandy beaches and picturesque views capture the essence of the town’s natural beauty. You can experience the shoreline by foot with a range of captivating walks along the bay or get a flavour of the old town on a local tour. The South West Coast Path boasts amazing views with walking routes for visitors looking for a gentle stroll or adventurous hike. There are also plenty of opportunities for people who love to explore on two wheels with several cycling routes around the town and along awe-inspiring coastline. A hidden treasure of Marazion includes The Dollan, a commemorative art deco inspired viewing platform dedicated to George VI’s coronation. This location gives you breathtaking highlights of the bay and is an idyllic spot to enjoy a different view of the town.

Marazion is the perfect place for a family holiday with sandy shores that will keep the kids entertained for hours. Build sandcastles, explore the dunes, or go rock pooling on Marazion’s not one, but two beaches. The town also has a dedicated play park named ‘The Folly Field’ which features climbing equipment, swings and the perfect place for a kick around.

Cornwall is renowned for delicious local cuisine. Whether that’s the fresh catch of the day or a scrumptious pasty, Marazion will certainly get your taste buds tingling. You can sample a delightful range of eateries from traditional fish and chips to exquisite gourmet restaurants with places to suit every budget. The town is also home to an eclectic range of boutique shops so you’ll have the perfect opportunity to capture the memories of your visit with a beautiful souvenir.

“Marazion offers a real taste of Cornish life boasting a friendly welcoming atmosphere and a variety of captivating experiences”

We have a selection of Marazion holiday cottages that would give you incredible views out over Mount’s Bay and give you access to sandy shores that are perfect for paddling, kite surfing and windsurfing. This bustling market town has an abundance of experiences just waiting to be discovered and is always a popular choice for a range of holidays.

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While you’re there

St Michael’s Mount

A magical rocky island crowned by a medieval castle and church.

Marazion Beach

This pretty beach is best known for its causeway access to St Michael's Mount

Bessys Cove

An ideal spot for snorkelling. You'll often see dolphins and seals here too.

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