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Marazion is a popular beach resort and town in south-east Cornwall a few miles east of Penzance.

The town faces the sea across the very attractive Mount's Bay, a long sandy beach and also a great place to start walks along the coastal path.

In Marazion behind the beach there are numerous shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs, along with a variety of art galleries and gift shops etc. The town has no outstanding individual monuments but is a pleasant, traditional and bustling place to explore. Although there is little to make you realise that you are visiting what is claimed to be england's oldest chartered town, there are a good number of attractive houses and cottages from more recent centuries.

There are numerous accommodation options in and around the town for visitors planning to spend a few days here exploring.

Places to visit near Marazion

The island of Saint Michaels Mount is just offshore and can be reached on foot across a causeway at low tide (or by boat at high tide).

There are several small villages, coves and beaches to discover very close to Marazion if you are looking for somewhere a little quieter, including the hamlet and beach at Perranuthnoe a few miles along the coast to the south-east from Marazion.

Marazion Marsh, to the west of the town, is a haven for wildlife and the trails through the marsh are very popular with nature lovers and bird-spotters.

Both Land's End and Lizard Point are within easy reach, and Marazion is well placed to explore this furthest reach of south-west Cornwall.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Cornwall guide and the Cornwall guide.

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Map of Marazion and places to visit

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Marazion places to visit

Saint Michaels Mount

Saint Michaels Mount

Saint Michaels Mount guide
Mousehole

Mousehole

Mousehole guide
Praa Sands

Praa Sands

Praa Sands guide
Godolphin House

Godolphin House

A Stuart and Tudor mansion with 16th century gardens, a bluebell wood and a tea room.

Godolphin House guide
Cornwall Mining Landscape

Cornwall Mining Landscape

Cornwall Mining Landscape guide
Saint Ives

Saint Ives

Saint Ives is one of the favourite seaside destinations in the UK. It is also home to Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth museum.

Saint Ives guide

...or see all our recommended places to visit in Cornwall

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