Around Sea Retreat and Marazion

Things to do and see around Marazion, Cornwall
View to St Michaels Mount from the cottages
Children on the beach at Marazion
Marazion streets
St Michaels Mount at low tide
Evening sun setting over the mount
Marazion streets
St Michaels Mount as the sun sets
Monnscape from Trevara
Marazion park for children
Sunset over Little Trevara and Trevara
Seascape from Marazion
Children on the Marazion beach

About Marazion

Marazion is a charming ancient seaside town, dominated by views of St Michael's Mount - the jewel in Cornwall's Crown'. It is a prime coastal location and is situated in Mounts Bay, which sweeps from the Lizard Point to Land's End.

St Michael's Mount

Things to do

Where to start! West Cornwall has so much to offer everyone: water sports, fabulous beaches, art, museums and theatre, plus great bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Here are some of our favourite things to do close by and a few from further throughout Cornwall.

Beaches & Water Sports

Marazion's two beaches are just 400 metres from the cottages. The main beach has sweeping golden sands and offers some of the best sailing, wind and kite surfing. During the summer this beach is patrolled by life guards and is dog free Easter to September. Top Tieb Beach is dog friendly and nestles directly below the cottages. Here rock pools lie waiting to be explored and pebbles and sea shells to be found.

Many other local beaches are in easy reach of Marazion and Sea Retreat these include Praa Sands, Porthcurno, St Ives and Sennen on the North coast.

Ocean High Watersports - Kite Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Kayack

The Hoxton Special - Kite Buggy, Land Boarding, Kite Surfing

Sennen Surf School

Art & Museums

Gardens and Wildlife

Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Eden Project

Marine Discovery - Wildlife watching trips by boat

Mermaid Pleasure Trips - Wildlife watching trips by boat

Eating Out

Indoor & Outdoor Adventure Play

Paradise Park, Hayle - Wildlife sanctuary and indoor soft play

One2Eleven, Helston - Indoor soft play

Flambards Theme Park, Helston

Rollers Roller Rink, Pool - Roller Disco

Jump 4 Trampoline Park

Mount Hawke Skate Park, Truro

Kernow Adventure Park, Penryn - Assault courses, wake boarding, open air swimming

Granite Planet Climbing Centre


The Cornish cycle path from Marazion to Mousehole offers magnificent views of the bay. The RSPB Bird Sanctuary and Nature Reserve lies just to the west of the village on the Marazion Marsh which hosts many migratory and breeding birds.

Cornwall Cycle Trails

The Track, Portreath - A 5 acre off road and dirt track suitable for mountain bikes and bmx riders

Theatre, Film & Music

Minack Theatre - an amazing open air theatre set into the cliff side

Penlee Park Theatre - a small open air theatre in the heart of Penzance

The Acorn Theatre - live music and theatre in Penzance

Concerts Penzance