An ancient market town flanking Mounts Bay, Marazion is home to a safe, sandy beach stretching out to the iconic St Michael’s Mount. The bay is often littered with the dancing sails of kitesurfers, windsurfers and sailors that flock here, and it’s also a popular place with swimmers – the highlight of their year being the swimming race around the Mount. The town itself twists along narrow lanes behind the shoreline – and for a small place it’s well endowed with cafés, pubs and restaurants that rank amongst some of the region’s best. Browse the art galleries, take a low–tide walk to St Michael’s Mount, or picnic on the Folly Field and keep your eyes peeled for seals, dolphins and sea birds. From this plum location in the west, visit St Ives, Sennen, Mousehole and Porthleven all offering superb seascapes and a healthy dose of traditional Cornish character. Cornish Gems offer a beautiful collection of luxury cottages, houses and apartments in and around Marazion, start your search below.