South-West Cornwall has plenty of magnificent coastline, scenic views and incredible destinations that you just have to see for yourself. It would almost be impossible to experience everything the region has to offer, so we have compiled our top five places to go during your stay in Marazion.
5. St Michael's Mount
Just 400 yards from Mount’s bay in Marazion, St Michael’s Mount is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the south west and an iconic Cornish landmark.
The island is a living, breathing community that dates back to the 12th Century with over 30 villagers currently calling the mount their home.
At low tide a causeway appears allowing you to access the island on foot and wander halls of the historic castle which has been home to the St Aubyn family since the 17th century.
An unmissable landmark; you can discover the history of the Mount’s past, from religious roots to times of siege and conflict.
4. Minack Theatre
The Minack Theatre is Cornwall's world famous open-air theatre; carved into a granite cliff and set in glorious gardens overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno Bay.
From the start of April to the end of October, the theatre is open to day visitors from 9.30 until 5pm, except during ticketed matinee performances.
Why it is world famous is simple to see and experiencing the views are an absolute must when you visit Cornwall.
A tiny fishing village in West Cornwall, 3 miles west of Penzance Mousehole distances itself away from all the hustle and bustle.
Its picturesque harbour is surrounded by narrow streets where you’ll find galleries, gift shops and restaurants. The harbour itself is a safe sandy beach at low tide popular with families.
Mousehole is set in Cornwall’s area of Oustanding Natural Beauty & the surrounding countryside offers miles of entertainment for anyone who enjoys walking in nature. The scenic views are guaranteed to stay with you forever.
2. Lizard Peninsula
If you want to explore, the Lizard is the place to go. The rare geology of the area creates a haven for exceptional plants and flowers to grow and along the coastline gorgeous sandy bays can be found surrounded by jagged rocks that jut out into the sea.
The coastline is also dotted with small fishing ports so, when you’re done exploring, you can enjoy some freshly caught seafood and plan your next adventure!
1. Land's End
Land’s End is the UK’s most south-westerly point. It is the legendary Cornish destination that has inspired people since ancient Greek times.
The whole area boasts spectacular coastal views which each part of the coast steeped with unique history, myth and legend.
You can watch the Atlantic Ocean waves crash into the 200-foot-high granite cliffs that line the coast and take your photo next to the famous Land’s End signpost.