Marazion is famous for its view of St Michael's Mount and we have handpicked our favourite holiday home and holiday cottages for you to experience one of Cornwall’s best loved villages. A self-catering holiday in Marazion is filled with history, fun and days on the beach.
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Those who choose to stay in one of our luxury holiday homes in Marazion will not be disappointed. Overlooking St Michael’s Mount, this small village offers the best in food and fun.
St Michael’s Mount is a small island, only accessible on foot via the causeway when the tide is out. The mount, is of course, famed for its castle but there are also gardens, the village harbour, the barge house and so much to discover, including what island life is like for those that live there and the history of the island.
For anyone who enjoys a meal out, check out Ben’s Cornish Kitchen, which serves up freshly cooked meals made with locally sourced ingredients; or for dinner with the best view in town (of St Michael’s Mount), why not pay a visit to The Godolphin Arms? Their crab mac’n’cheese is a must but they also serve up classic fish and chips, if you want to go traditional.
If you prefer to cook at home in your self-catering cottage, why not pay a trip to Trevelyan Farm Shop which will provide all the best local ingredients to cook up a storm in the kitchen. Rustle up a delicious meal with their plentiful fresh fruit and vegetables.
Your Marazion cottage is also a great base to explore the nearby beach from too. Marazion beach is sandy with a few pebble patches and the most magnificent view to St Michael’s Mount. Why not try stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking or kite-surfing with Ocean-High? Other beaches nearby include Long Rock Beach and Perranuthnoe Beach. Perranuthnoe Beach is a sandy beach with some shingle and is popular with surfers.
For guests looking to venture a little further afield St Ives is only a twenty minute drive north. With pretty cobbled streets, independent shops, cafes, galleries and the Tate St Ives, there is plenty to keep you busy here. It’s harbour is known to have regular visits from the local seals, which is always nice to see. To the east of Marazion, the Lizard Peninsula has many attractions including Flambards Victorian Village, The Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Roskilly’s Ice-cream Farm and much more.
This most Cornish of villages will have you returning to your Marazion holiday home year after year for fun with all the family.
Cornwall’s oldest town, Marazion, has the considerable attraction of looking out to the iconic St Michael’s Mount. It was known as Ictis by the Romans, and is Marghaisewe in Cornish. Dotted on the map between Land’s End/Penzance and the Lizard Peninsula, Marazion is on the beautiful Mount’s Bay. Most famous because of the dominant backdrop of the island and causeway once walked by pilgrims, Marazion also has some myths and legends of its own for you to enjoy.
The area is beset by tales of smuggling (at nearby Prussia Cove) and the supernatural (almost everywhere) so you have much to discover, and plenty to entertain the children with. Cudden Point is said to be home to mermaids, while just beyond nearby Praa Sands, the Castle of Pengersick is said to be haunted by two ghosts. On Marazion Green, the ghost of a lady in white is said to jump onto a horse behind a horseman and ride out to Red River. Your fertile imagination can have an absolute ball here.
Penzance side is Marazion Marsh, home to many birds but especially roosting starlings, whose murmurating arrival is especially spectacular.
The not too busy sand and pebble beach is a safe family one with parking alongside its length. There is a children’s playground situated nearby and the town is within a stone’s throw. For the active, The Hoxton Special café and watersports centre is set in an old lifeguard hut, and is the place for paddleboarding, yoga, kitesurfing and kayaking. Or just grab a coffee served in vintage china. Whatever your choice, it’s a great place to meet locals and try something a little different. Try a reasonably priced salad box or sandwiches to take on your travels if walking.
For the culture lovers, visit All Saints Church which has a large number of beautiful hand-stitched kneelers, each a work of art in itself. There are also art galleries in the town, along with the tiny but informative Marazion Museum set in an old bank, crammed with quirky local info.
Where to eat out? The rather attractive Godolphin Hotel receives many accolades for food and drinks. The Copper Spoon offers Cornish comfort food, coffee and cake, with extensive vegetarian and vegan options, while the dog-friendly Fire Engine Inn is a family-friendly pub with splendid views. Chapel Rock Café offers the best in beach café culture.
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