Birdwatching and nature at Marazion

We are very fortunate to have two natural jewels at Marazion. Mount’s Bay, of course, is one of the world’s most beautiful bays and is home to countless species of animal including seals, dolphins and basking sharks. And, to the west of the town, lies Marazion Marsh, an RSPB reserve that is the largest freshwater reed bed in Europe and a stop off point for thousands of migratory birds.

Starlings flocking over Marazion
Starlings flocking over Marazion

Sealife around Marazion in Mount’s Bay

As well as land and air-based animals, the seas around Marazion are home to a wide variety of animals. Most will spend their time under the surface of the water, but if you are lucky, you may see dolphins jumping in the bay (especially near a boat), or the menacing fins of a basking shark – the second largest living fish, but a completely harmless visitor. Leatherback turtles occasionally visit the bay and we have seals too, although they are not seen that regularly. See our day trips section for a great suggestion of where to see seals at rest.