About Marazion

The town of Marazion lies three miles east of Penzance on the shores of Mounts Bay, adjacent to St. Michaels Mount. There is a ferry service to the Mount at high tide, and access is on foot via the cobbled causeway for several hours around low tide. There is a regular bus service between Penzance, Marazion, Helston, and Falmouth. The railway station at Penzance has a frequent train service to London, which connects at Taunton, Exeter or Plymouth with trains from the Midlands and the North. Penzance is also the base for the ferry service to the Isles Of Scilly.

The beach at Marazion which was awarded the blue flag in 2004 (for clean water) is spacious, sandy and stretches some 2.5 miles along the shore to Penzance. The beach is very safe for swimming and is suitable for children. There is also a lifeguard station on the beach manned in the summer months. It is popular in summer but seldom very crowded. Dinghy sailors, Wind surfers, and Kite surfers use the beach, which host international Sailing, Kite, and Windsurfing competitions, and Mounts Bay Sailing club is based there. Temporary membership can be arranged, should visitors wish to bring there own dinghy and use the clubs facilities. The shore between Marazion and Penzance is popular with sea anglers, and boat angling trips can be arranged from the Harbour at Penzance.

Marazion marshes (RSPB nature reserve), which lie half a mile west of the village, are well known and popular with bird watchers, particularly at the times of annual migration.

Shopping facilities in Marazion include a baker, post office, chemist, and general store with news agent, art galleries, craft shops, antique shop and several gift shops. Marazion surgery houses a group practice of doctors.

Eating and drinking facilities are available from four pubs; there are several restaurants of varying size and price range. Food is also available from beach kiosks during the summer months. Marazion also has a fish and chip shop open in the summer.

Marazion has a Church of England and Weslyan Church and a Quaker meeting house. The nearest Roman Catholic Church is in Penzance.

Of course the most famous feature in Marazion is the Island of St Michaels Mount which sits proudly in the bay.


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