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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

Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro faces 'imminent closure'

The museum says it faces closure after a bid for council funding failed.

Tue, 5 Jul 2022 13:37 BST

Hunt for Newquay man Connor McAuley over alleged attack

Police ask anyone who sees Connor McAuley to report any sightings but not to approach him.

Tue, 5 Jul 2022 14:09 BST

Masks compulsory again at Royal Cornwall Hospital

Cornwall's main hospital returns to compulsory mask wearing after a surge in Covid-19 cases.

Tue, 5 Jul 2022 10:33 BST

Tributes to navy engineer Rohan Hicks killed in motorbike crash

Rohan Hicks, 21, from Looe, was described as "adored" and a "dedicated sailor".

Mon, 4 Jul 2022 18:04 BST

Cornwall park and ride closed after travellers move in

Cornwall Council said it was considering "appropriate next steps" for the site on the edge of Truro.

Mon, 4 Jul 2022 16:19 BST


Marazion weather

Weather observation for Marazion, GB at 15:00 BST

Summary:Light Cloud, 16°C (61°F)
Temperature:16°C (61°F)
Wind Direction:North North Westerly
Wind Speed:9mph
Pressure:1029mb Rising

Weather information derived from data from

Marazion Tides

Estimated tide times for Marazion today are:

Causeway opens: 01:41
Low tide: 1.51m 03:43
Causeway closes: 05:39
High tide: 4.58m 09:23
Causeway opens: 13:56
Low tide: 1.62m 15:54
Causeway closes: 17:42
High tide: 4.78m 21:41

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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