Marazion is a tourist resort with an active community of artists who produce and sell paintings and pottery in the town’s numerous art galleries, and lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Marazion has the look of a stereo typical Cornish village with quaint streets, lined with old cottages, and was the major town in this part of Cornwall until Penzance grew in the late Medieval period.
The harbour is now used as one of the three boarding points for the ferryboats that take you to St. Michael’s Mount.
There is a long sandy beach, which looks out to St. Michael’s Mount, with rockpools to the edges and access to the causeway to the Mount, at low tide. In the summer months dogs are not allowed on the beach between 9am and 7pm.
There is ample, pay, parking for all size vehicles on the far edge of the beach with a small cafe for refreshments.
We always enjoy being in this area of Cornwall, even though dogs aren’t allowed on the beach in the summer, there are still plenty of places they are allowed.