Marazion Marsh is an RSPB nature reserve, and with St Michaels Mount in the distance and more than 250 species of bird it’s a unique setting for some peace and quiet. Home to the largest reed bed in Cornwall, the reserve makes a popular spot to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy some of the wildlife that we all know and love Cornwall for.
Aside from the bird life that changes with the seasons, the marsh is also home to more than 500 different types of insect and 18 species of mammal, and if you visit during the winter (and don’t mind being patient) you may just see some bitterns. It’s common to see starlings enjoying the area between October and December, and if you’re lucky enough to see one of their spectacular displays of flight above the reed beds you’ll remember your visit for a long time to come.
The pavement along the seafront is one of the best places to view the reserve from, and you’ll find a viewing bay tucked in the Cornish hedge. The bay looks over the sanctuary area’s pools and reed beds so there’s plenty of opportunity to sit back and see what emerges from the landscape.