The Marazion you may miss
Thousands of people come to Marazion every year but don’t see the real town. As well as St Michael’s Mount, as well as our beautiful beach, there are some hidden gems around the town. Here are a couple of them that you might like to visit.
You’ll need to head up the hill out of the main part of the town to find the Dollan. It will take you 10-15 minutes to walk there but it will give you another view of the town and St Michael’s Mount. Keep going past the Fire Engine Inn and you will find the Dollan about 20 metres on the right hand side.
The Dollan (from an old word for enclosure) was built in 1937 and given to the town by Lord St Levan in commemoration of George VI’s coronation. It’s an Art Deco-esque viewing platform with seating areas that will give you a great new perspective of the bay.
You’ll need to go round the back of Marazion to find the Beacon. Beacon Road is directly opposite the Godolphin Arms, walk up the road and instead of following it to the left, turn right into Back Lane.
Follow Back Lane for a couple of hundred metres (enjoying the views of the town and bay to your right) and you will see a sign on the left for the Beacon. Go up the narrow path and just before you reach the fire basket of the beacon itself (placed to commemorate the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588), you will see some benches on the left where you can stop and enjoy the view.
The beacon is still lit today on special occasions, most recently the Queen’s 90th birthday in April 2016.
The Memorial Garden
If you would like to find some peace and quiet, you need to head for the Memorial Garden, Formerly the town’s burial plot, it has been sympathetically developed into a peaceful small park. It’s always quiet and peaceful and has benches so you can sit and reflect. Dogs allowed, but only on leads.