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Your guide to Marazion Information, Accommodation, History, St Michael's Mount and more

Marazion, the ancient charter town situated on the shore of Mount's Bay in the far west of Cornwall, is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the United Kingdom. As well as being a holiday destination in its own right, Marazion is the "gateway" to the world famous St Michael's Mount.

Marazion has an interesting history. It was once a flourishing town, owing its prosperity to the many pilgrims who came to visit St Michael's Mount. Over the years, it has been plundered by the French and by Cornish rebels and attacked by Spaniards. The rise and progress of the neighbouring borough of Penzance in the 17th century marginalised Marazion and today Marazion is largely reliant on the tourist industry.

St Michael's Mount is one of Cornwall's most famous landmarks. A steep granite island situated a few hundred metres offshore, topped by a spectacular castle. St Michael's Mount is accessible on foot from Marazion across the causeway at low tide, or by short ferry crossing at high tide.

St Michael's Mount castle and gardens are open to the public during the summer holiday season and occasionally at other times. St Michael's Mount is frequently described as "the jewel in Cornwall's crown". If you are on holiday in Marazion, Penzance or elsewhere in west Cornwall, you must visit St Michael's Mount.

Marazion Guest House Marazion Tea Room

Whether your Marazion accommodation needs are a luxury hotel, a guest house, a bed and breakfast (B&B), a self catering cottage or a campsite, there will be something available for you.

Whether you are on holiday or live locally, food and drink are very important. Marazion and other local towns, such as Penzance and St Ives, have excellent restaurants, cafes and pubs, many specialising in fresh local seafood. Marazion Guide includes a few real gems of restaurants, cafes and pubs that you might not find on your own.

Of course, many people come on holiday to Marazion and Cornwall for the beaches. Marazion has a mile long beautiful sandy beach that never really gets that busy. Marazion beach is an ideal family beach with safe, clean water, ample parking and a good children's playground located on the "Folly Field" green behind. And you have the striking view over to St Michael's Mount, situated just offshore.

Marazion Beach Marazion Playpark

Marazion has something for lovers of sport too. Rugby is taken very seriously locally. If football is your game that is available too. For the more energetic, Marazion and Mount's Bay are known worldwide for sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing; there are also great surfing beaches locally.

Make Marazion Guide your guide to Marazion and St Michael's Mount.

Cornwall News

Foot found in walking boot in Lee Gilbert hunt

A walking boot containing the remains of a human foot is found in a wood.

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:18 BST

Medical director struck off for ignoring concerns

A medical director who ignored a damning report on a gynaecologist at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has been struck off.

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:33 BST

Care home worker Karen Pedley given 14 life sentences

A "fire-obsessed" care home worker who killed a 96-year-old resident by setting fire to her room is given 14 life sentences.

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:34 BST

Teenager describes summer on 'terrifying' adult ward

A teenage girl with mental health problems describes her "terrifying" experience of being cared for on an adult ward.

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:35 BST

Alton Towers founder gets Cornwall resort go-ahead

A so-called "six star" holiday resort to be developed by Alton Towers founder John Broome is given planning approval in Cornwall.

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:11 BST


Marazion weather

Weather observation for Marazion at 23:00 BST

Summary:Light Rain Shower, 12°C (54°F)
Temperature:12°C (54°F)
Wind Direction:South Easterly
Wind Speed:5mph
Pressure:1015mb Rising

Weather information derived from data from

Marazion Tides

Estimated tide times for Marazion today are:

High tide: 4.47m 01:14
Causeway opens: 06:31
Low tide: 2.03m 07:54
Causeway closes: 09:10
High tide: 4.68m 13:48
Causeway opens: 18:50
Low tide: 1.78m 20:37
Causeway closes: 22:16

Times are BST.

NB. Actual tides will depend on weather conditions. If you need accurate predictions for navigation purposes you should contact the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office.

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