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West Cornwall is a land of beauty, drama and history, with top surfing spots, sandy beaches, fabulous gardens and mile upon mile of clifftop walks. 

Marazion

A historic chartered town, Marazion today is a lively place with safe, sandy beaches lapped by the clear waters of Mount’s Bay. It has an active community and a plethora of cafes, pubs and art galleries, as well as a local store, post office and deli.

Marazion Museum in the Town Hall houses a fascinating exhibition of domestic and working life in the town as well as a unique display devoted to HMS Warspite, which was beached off St Michael’s Mount in 1950.

Alternatively, take Marazion’s Town Trail and spend an hour exploring the town and discovering its unique history on the mainland. It’s available as a printed booklet from local shops and Marazion Museum, and as a Kindle eBook.

The South West Coast Path runs through the town and the RSPB nature reserve is home to Cornwall’s largest reed bed and an abundance of plants and birds.

Further afield

Head off on a day trip to the Isles of Scilly, a collection of islands set 28 miles off Cornwall’s coast. Travel from Land’s End Airport, Penzance Heliport, or Penzance docks.

Visit the local Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, the beautiful and historic Minack Theatre or the fascinating PK Porthcurno, the hub of international cable communications from 1870-1970. The art galleries of Newlyn, Penzance and St Ives are all a short drive away, and the vibrant fishing villages of Mousehole and Porthleven can be reached in 30 minutes.