Set between Penzance and Porthleven, the little town of Marazion is home to St Michael’s Mount, one of Cornwall’s most iconic sites.
This famous landmark is instantly recognisable, with its prominent 12th century living castle atop the mount, picturesque harbour and stunning gardens. The ‘island’ can be reached on foot or by ferry, depending on the tide. A National Trust protected site, it is striking amid the turquoise waters of Mounts Bay, a large, sweeping bay with stunning coastal footpaths and golden sandy beaches.
As well as this unmissable visitor attraction, the area also boasts stunning wildlife, from herons and peregrine falcons, to seals, dolphins and even the occasional whale! Wildlife cruises exploring the bay depart from nearby Penzance.
After a long day of exploring the area’s breath-taking scenery, beaches and rich history, there is nothing better than resting and recharging whilst eating some excellent food. Luckily, Marazion plays host to several award-winning restaurants that range from traditional pub food to freshly caught Cornish seafood dishes.
The famous Philps Pasties have a bakery in the high street whilst the Godolphin Arms has won a gold standard in the Taste of South West England awards. These two are a must-visit during your stay. They create amazing dishes with locally sourced ingredients it's no wonder they've both been featured in leading national newspapers!