Cornwall boasts some of the most spectacular and cleanest beaches in England. No matter your age, a visit to the beach is a must for your Cornish holiday. Whether it’s for a cautious paddle or adventurous dip, for rock-pooling or making sandcastles, perhaps sitting back on a deck chair with a cuppa or enjoying the waves kite-boarding, Marazion beach has lots to occupy you. Relax with the stunning view as the ever changing tides lap the magical Island of St Michael’s Mount whilst sail boats and fishermen pass by. 

These are just a few of the activities you can enjoy at Marazion.

 

Stand Up Paddle Boarding  

A relatively new pastime SUP is great fun and a great way of getting on the water. The SUP school will teach you how to balance and escort you across the bay, even around St Michael’s Mount. Great for balance and even yoga afloat too! Call Lawrence at Ocean High Boarding on 07801 438320 www.oceanhigh.co.uk

 

Kite Surfing 

The ultimate speed thrill on water. Kite surfing on Mounts Bay from Marazion beach is as spectacular to watch as it is to enjoy. Lessons available from Ocean High Boarding on 07801 438320 www.oceanhigh.co.uk

 

Sea fishing 

Beach fishing from Marazion can be surprisingly productive with bass, plaice and mackerel caught from various marks. Lugworm bait can be dug at low tide and then the tide fished in. Bring your own kit – or contact Fish & Forage to improve your skills. www.fishandforage.co.uk Deep sea and mackerel fishing trips also run from Penzance.. www.cornwallboattrips.co.uk/boat-trips-penzance-cornwall/content/fishing-trips

 

Sailing Mounts Bay Sailing Club

Sail from Marazion beach in a variety of dinghy’s including Mirror, Laser, RS200, Lark, Osprey and Wayfarer. Racing is on Tuesday, Friday evenings and Sunday mornings. Visiting novice or experienced sailors are welcome to enjoy the organised taster sessions run by the club – or just ask someone with their boat by the water – they may be happy to take you for a sail. www.mbsc.org.uk

 

Swimming

RNLI Lifeguards patrol the safe sandy beach bathing area in front of the Mount, providing shallow sheltered waters to enjoy as an adult or as a child. If you are more experienced there are organised events where you can swim around the Mount or across the bay to Penzance.

 

Sea Safari’s 

Get afloat by sail or under power from Penzance to explore Mounts Bay and seek out dolphins, basking sharks, sun fish, seals, gannets, skuas, shearwaters and other amazing coastal wildlife on a marine safari with Marine Discovery Penzance.  www.marinediscovery.co.uk

 

Gig Rowing

Marazion Ladies senior team are the current world champion Gig rowing team. Come and watch them train – or get in touch to try your hand at rowing. www.mountsbaygigclub.org/tag/marazion 

 
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 Beach Horse Riding

Have you ever dreamt of riding a horse on a wide sandy beach, cantering through shallow water kicking up the spray and tasting the salt on your lips? – Well you can – Contact Tremenheere Riding Stables at  www.tremenheereridingstables.co.uk/prices

 

Coasteering 

An exciting new activity involving supervised climbing, scrambling over rocks, jumping from sea cliffs, exploring caves and sea swimming not for the faint hearted. Wet suits, hard helmets and life jackets provided. Kernow Coasteering  www.kernow-coasteering.co.uk (Also offer sea kayaking courses).