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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

'Sea hating' rare birds could stay in UK

Two extremely rare birds which were blown across to the UK due to prolonged wind currents could remain in the country due to their dislike of sea crossings, experts say.

Tue, 24 May 2016 20:45 BST

Taxi firm must change 'offensive' signs

A village taxi service whose initials spell out an expletive is ordered to remove the signs from its car.

Tue, 24 May 2016 14:00 BST

Church rift over wind turbines plan

Proposals for a wind farm cause a split among church leaders and parishioners.

Tue, 24 May 2016 09:35 BST

NHS seeks cuts in £57m overspend fear

Three hundred local NHS support services are being reviewed as health commissioners in Cornwall try to tackle a £57m predicted overspend.

Mon, 23 May 2016 16:17 BST

Lions and zebras being kept at UK homes

Wild animals including lions, crocodiles, rattlesnakes and zebras are being kept legally on private property across the UK, licensing figures reveal.

Mon, 23 May 2016 15:43 BST

From bbc.co.uk/news

Marazion weather

Weather observation for Marazion at 12:00 BST

Summary:Light Cloud, 12°C (54°F)
Temperature:12°C (54°F)
Wind Direction:Easterly
Wind Speed:11mph
Humidity:65%
Pressure:1017mb Falling
Visibility:Very Good

Weather information derived from data from bbc.co.uk

Marazion Tides

Estimated tide times for Marazion today are:

Low tide: 1.10m 01:55
Causeway closes: 04:00
High tide: 5.08m 07:29
Causeway opens: 11:56
Low tide: 1.18m 14:11
Causeway closes: 16:12
High tide: 5.20m 19:49

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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