Penzance to marazion and St Michael’s Mount

Penzance to Marazion and St Michael’s Mount an easy 4 mile cycle route which takes you along the coastline of Mount’s Bay which is one of Cornwall’s most beautiful bays and is mostly traffic free along the way.

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Penzance is one of Cornwalls famous holiday resorts which is also very popular with artists,

because of the ‘special light’ that can be found in the area.  Penzance was the birthplace of the Maria Branwell, mother of three famous novelists — Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte.

Starting from the car park of Penzance Railway Station leave the car park on the far left hand side towards the sea and cycle along the path which runs between the railway line and the sea. As you cycle along the sea will be on your right hand side as you cycle towards
Marazion.

After about half a mile along the trail  you leave Penzance and will pass the Heliport on your left hand side. It is from this heliport that helicopters fly a regular service ti the Isles of Scilly  approximately 18 miles across the sea.

Continue to cycle along the coastal trail which takes you along the 4 mile cycle ride to Marazion and as you cycle along you will pass through a couple of car parks and as you approach Marazion you will join the road which takes you down hill into Marazion where you will see St Michael’s Mount the short distance across the bay from Marazion.

Marazion is a thriving tourist resort with an active community of artists who produce and sell paintings and pottery in the town’s numerous art galleries. The town is dominated by the view of St Michael’s Mount which is accessible via a causeway at low tide. The castle on St Michael’s Mount dates back to the 12th century and is run by The National Trust. You will also find a pub, some small shops by the harbour and a 14th century church on The Mount.

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