Stay in a Marazion Cottage with views towards St Michael's Mount

Stay in a Marazion Cottage with views towards St Michael's Mount

Marazion's beautiful sandy beach

Marazion's beautiful sandy beach

Marazion is an ancient traditional market town around Mounts Bay widely regarded as one of the world's top ten most beautiful beach bays. Pretty cottages, apartments, small independent hotels and guest houses around the market town boast views across to the island castle of St Michael's Mount, and beyond towards nearby Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole. Marazion offers an idyllic peaceful base, with plenty of opportunities to get active if you wish. Sailing, horse riding, windsurfing and magnificent coastal and inland walks all feature in the area. You'll also find a good choice of outdoor activity centres dotted around Mounts Bay offering tuition for activities such as kitesurfing and surfing. Mounts Bay regularly hosts international sailing and windsurfing competitions. Clean sandy beaches in the Marazion and Mounts Bay area include some of Cornwall's most beautiful beaches, all offering safe family bathing with glorious coastal views. Marazion itself has two beautiful beaches. Wildlife lovers won't want to miss a visit to RSPB Marazion Marsh on the outskirts of the town. The reserve overlooks St Michael's Mount and is home to Cornwall's largest reedbed and over 250 species of birds including bitterns who now regularly winter here.

The market town is popular with artists and in the centre you'll find a collection of superb art galleries, gift and craft shops, an antiques shop and jewellery shop along with a general store selling essential groceries. Marazion has several first class inns serving fine food and Cornish ales, and some excellent hotel restaurants with views of The Mount which are open to residents and non-residents. The town is well served by a local bus service making it easy to leave the car behind and head off to explore nearby Penzance. Marazion is ideally placed for touring, situated just 3 miles from Penzance, 6 miles from St Ives and 13 miles from Land's End. World famous beaches and attractions in the Far West including Porthcurno beach and the Minack Theatre are an easy drive away.

View towards St Michael's Mount from Marazion

View towards St Michael's Mount from Marazion

St Michael's Mount

Known locally as 'The Mount', St Michael's Mount is the 'Jewel in Cornwall's Crown', famous as the official residence of Lord St Levan and owned by the St Aubyn Family. The Mount is one of Cornwall's most famous attractions and sits just half a mile offshore, accessible by boat from the harbour. Alternatively walk in the footsteps of pilgrims and cross the causeway on foot when the tide is out. Things to do and see on the island include the castle and small village with cafe and charming shops, all surrounded by sub-tropical gardens. A trip to the summit of the castle island is a highlight with magnificent views across Mounts Bay.

Museum & Heritage

Take a tour of the little Marazion Museum housed in the ground floor of the Town Hall with an exhibition exploring the fascinating history of this ancient market town which before the late medieval era was much more of a major centre in Cornwall than neighbouring Penzance. The museum is open on weekdays during the summer season and you can pick up printed guides to the Marazion Town Trail here. Fishing and mining were once major industries in the Marazion area. Several tin mines were located around the town including Wheal Crab, South Neptune, Wheal Rodney and Tolvadden, all active until the decline of the copper and tin mining industry in the late 19th century.

Accommodation in Marazion

  • Marazion   (0.1 miles from the centre of Marazion)
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    £180
    Per room B&B (2 nights minimum) 2 sharing
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    Friendly hotel with restaurant and public bar, providing bed and breakfast accommodation with excellent home-cooked food in Marazion. Lovely sea views. Free parking and Wi-Fi.
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  • Ashton   (4.7 miles from the centre of Marazion)
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    £150
    Per week (based on up to 6 sharing)
     
    Caravan and camping park just 2 miles from sandy beaches at Praa Sands, set in 12 acres with WiFi, dog walking fields and children's play park. Cots and highchairs available free.
     
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  • Penzance   (3.3 miles from the centre of Marazion)
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    £350
    Per week (seasonal) Sleeps 6
     
    Cosy self catering holiday cottage in West Cornwall, superbly situated overlooking Prussia Cove. Nearby Cuddan Point has views to Michael's Mount.
     
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  • Marazion   (0.0 miles from the centre of Marazion)
    Sleeps 4
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    £240
    Per Week, Seasonal (Sleeps 4)
     
    Homely self-catering apartments in Marazion, seconds from beach with inspiring views of St. Michael's Mount. Fully equipped. Free Wi-Fi. Attractions nearby. Rooms with beach views.
     
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  • Marazion   (0.1 miles from the centre of Marazion)
    Sleeps 4
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    £340
    per week (seasonal) Sleep 4 & 5
     
    Two stunning cottages in Marazion overlooking St Michael's Mount and the Bay. Ideal for families with children. Private gardens, parking and beautiful interiors. Free Wi-Fi
     
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  • Marazion   (0.2 miles from the centre of Marazion)
    Sleeps 5
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    £200
    to £710 Per Week (seasonal variation) Sleep 2-5
     
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    Self-catering apartments in Marazion, with shared gardens and easy access to the beach. Many properties have sea views. Saturday changeover, enquire for other days. Sleeps 2-5.
     
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  • Relubbus   (3.0 miles from the centre of Marazion)
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    £174
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 6-4
     
    Hoseasons self catering caravans and lodges set in a picturesque valley close to Cornwall's beaches.
     
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  • Marazion   (0.1 miles from the centre of Marazion)
    Sleeps 7
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    £986
    Per week (seasonal)
     
    Detached Marazion property overlooking St Michael's Mount. Spectacular panoramic sea views and electric gate at the entrance. Direct access to the beach. Great for families.
     
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  • Goldsithney   (2.3 miles from the centre of Marazion)
    Sleeps 4
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    £301
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 4
     
    Grove Lodge is a detached, lodge style property located in a tranquil private lane. The lodge is perfect for exploring west and south Cornwall with many secluded coves and beach...
     
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  • Penzance   (4.2 miles from the centre of Marazion)
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    £241
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4
     
    Hoseasons Holiday Park in South Cornwall with great onsite leisure facilities available. Book online for great special offers
     
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