Dominated as it is by the imposing St. Michael's Mount, many people overlook Marazion as a beach in its own right.
Marazion Beach lies about three miles due east of Penzance and although is close to Marazion town, it seldom gets overcrowded. Most visitors use it to access the causeway over to St. Michael's Mount.
The south-facing beach consists of golden sand with a few pebbles. The beach is popular with families and offers safe bathing with lifeguard cover for the school holidays between early July and the start of September.
To the east there are some rock pools for younger family members. Marazion beach itself is roughly a mile long, near the Station House Inn the beach becomes Longrock beach and then it becomes Eastern Green.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
✔ Lifeguard in summer
✘ Seasonal dog ban
✔ Rescue equipment
✔ Good Surfing
OS Explorer Map 102: Land's End
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
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