There’s only one place to begin when it comes to our favourite Marazion attractions, and that’s with the ethereal and iconic St Michael’s Mount. This small tidal island sits in the bay and has attracted pilgrims in their thousands for centuries. You can wait for the tide to go out and walk your way across the causeway, or make your way by boat, but however you reach the foot of the mount, it’ll take your breath away.
There are few things quite as romantic as a castle in the middle of the sea, and the medieval castle and its church offer fascinating glimpses into what life on the island was like. Wander the subtropical gardens and enjoy the views across to the mainland, or tuck into a plate of handpicked crab at the Island Café before you head back across the water.
We promised you two beaches in Marazion, and two beaches you shall have. With those gorgeous views of St Michael’s Mount, Marazion Beach is the area’s most popular. When the tide goes out you’ll see the granite causeway once walked by faithful pilgrims, so this sandy beach has a magical feel to it all year round.
If you’re after a sun trap to call home for a day, wander the sand dunes and you’ll find plenty of private sandy spots to help you relax on a sunny afternoon. Marazion Beach has lifeguard cover during season, a seasonal dog ban, and there’s a play park nearby for the younger visitors.
Just A short drive away, you’ll find the quieter Perran Sands (or Perranuthnoe). Recommended by the Good Beach Guide in 2015, this beach sits just a mile to the east of Marazion. Sandy, peaceful and easy to access, it’s perfect for a day with the kids or a quiet walk.
With all those long salty walks, you’re going to be needing a list of the very best restaurants in Marazion! Included in the Top 30 Seaside Restaurants by The Times and voted Best Restaurant in the South West 2013 by the Food Magazine Readers Awards, Ben’s Cornish Kitchen is a name all foodies in the South West are familiar with. This friendly bistro serves up fabulous food in a relaxed atmosphere, so it’s pretty much perfect for any occasion.
We love the fact that the Marazion restaurants serve up great food with laidback style. The Fire Engine Inn is another favourite with diners, and it has a Taste of the West Gold Award to its name for 2018. Think classic pub grub at its best, and all with a view you won’t be able to peel your gaze from.
With all those coastal walks and welcoming pubs, Marazion could have been made for holidays with your dog. The dog friendly Marazion scene pretty much revolves around walks and food, so get ready for a break your four-legged friend will love. We mentioned The Fire Engine (again, yum) before, and your pet will be welcome to join you in this popular foodie pub. This is a great spot to tuck into a plate of something delicious, and you’ll be close to the coast path for walkies.
The Godolphin Arms offers beachside dining with dazzling views, and it’s another one that welcomes dogs. Wander straight from the beach and into the beach bar for a cocktail as the sun goes down, or tuck into one of the legendary seafood platters after a long walk with your best friend.
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