Local Area Information


Situated on the shore or Mounts Bay, the ancient town of Marazion is just 2 miles from Penzance with it's mainline train station.  It is a popular destination for beach holidays with it's far reaching sandy beach which over looks the iconic St Michael's Mount as well as those looking for water sports activities such as kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and sailing or when the wind picks up it is ideal for windsurfing and kite-surfing.  Tuition and hire for all can be found locally.  

The town itself is home to many cafes, restaurants and pubs.  Why not breakfast with a view, or enjoy a relaxing drink as the sunsets over Mounts Bay? Enjoy visiting the art galleries that are packed with local work or one of the gift shops specialising in local and sustainable products. 

Marazion lies within the Cornwall area of outstanding natural beauty.  It is on the SW coast path and there are many local walks within the area.  To the west of the town is Marazion Marsh an RSPB reserve, a haven for bird watchers.

Local Art

The Tate at St Ives is certainly worth going to, whilst in St Ives why not also visit the Barbara Hepworth museum with it's modern tactile sculptures.  In neighbouring Penzance, the Penlee House, Gallery and Museum celebrates the people and artists who lived and worked in West Cornwall during the late 19th and early 20th Century, with art from many of the Newlyn Masters on display.  There is also a charming amphitheatre in the grounds which hosts a wide range of theatre and music productions.  Tremenheere sculpture gardens are set in a lush sheltered valley with views across to St Michael's Mount.  The exotic and sub-tropical planting is interspersed with an evolving programme of contemporary art work.