Featured beach: Marizion Beach, Mount's Bay
PUBLISHED: 12:31 06 August 2019
Looking over to St Michael's Mount you can be forgiven for forgetting the rather lovely beach on which you are probably standing
Looking over to the ancient castle topped island of St Michael's Mount you can be forgiven for forgetting the rather lovely beach on which you are probably standing.
But look down and around and you will discover a lovely crescent-shaped sandy beach of about a mile long and sprinkled with grassy dunes, cafés and cabins stocked with every beach accessory you could ever need. Rather unusually for Cornwall the beach has a partial promenade, perfect for a winter walk when the tide is high or for those with limited mobility (a car park sits directly behind it).
Marazion Beach sits in front of the ever popular village of the same name where traditional pubs, cobble streets and beach boutiques can be found.
After plenty of paddling, a spot of rockpooling and a visit to one of the nearby ice cream stalls (and even a children's play park), younger visitors can see if they can spot one of the circa 150 known wrecks from the nineteenth century that lay somewhere in the bay.
And of course as the tide recedes, the causeway to St Michael's Mount reveals itself, enticing you over to the fairytale mound where subtropical gardens, medieval buildings and a rather nice café await. At Marazion Beach, you can enjoy a full day encapsulating all of Cornwall's charms: beaches, boats, ancient buildings, exotic gardens and a Cornish cream tea without moving more than a mile.