Located on the shores of Mount’s Bay, Marazion is just two miles east of Penzance and offers magnificent sandy beaches and sweeping sea views.
Situated just half a mile from the famous St Michael’s Mount, the town is linked to the famous tidal island by a causeway at low tide, and runs a passenger boat service at high tide. A visit to the mount is top of the list for most Marazion visitors, and a whole day can be easily whiled away exploring medieval pathways and sub-tropical gardens, and discovering the charming church and castle grounds.
Back in the town, a monthly food fair is held at All Saints Church Hall, where residents and visitors can explore wide-ranging artisan produce from local suppliers. During the summer, local residents put a lot of effort into their Marazion in Bloom displays, with vividly colourful bursts of flowers adorning the streets, gardens and window ledges.
Marazion’s own museum presents an unmissable opportunity to discover a little more about the town’s fascinating history. Located in the bustling Market Place on the ground floor of the Town Hall, visitors can head to the museum to check out regalia and artefacts at the permanent exhibition. In honour of the fact that the building used to house the Town Gaol, a typical cell has been reconstructed at the back of the building, and there is also an exhibition honouring HMS Warspite, a Queen Elizabeth-class battleship that served in both world wars.