{"LocationDetails":{"Id":605,"Name":"Marazion \u0026 Praa Sands","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Praa Sands \u0026amp; Marazion holidays\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith St Michael\u0026rsquo;s Mount jutting from the sea just off its coastline, there\u0026rsquo;s a magical quality to Marazion that makes it easy to see why it\u0026rsquo;s attracted pilgrims and sightseers for hundreds of years. Right in the far west of Cornwall, Marazion sits opposite the iconic island, and when the tide recedes its visitors can make their way across to St Michael\u0026rsquo;s Mount and explore the myths and legends it\u0026rsquo;s inspired over the centuries.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eBack onshore, the town\u0026rsquo;s home to two family-friendly beaches and an RSPB nature reserve so there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of space to relax and enjoy the scenery. If you\u0026rsquo;re anything like us days out in the fresh air mean a hankering for a plate of something hearty, and the good news is that Marazion has everything from local pubs that haven\u0026rsquo;t changed for years and sophisticated restaurants that showcase the area\u0026rsquo;s local produce throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne more thing \u0026ndash; St Michael\u0026rsquo;s Mount is illuminated on Tuesday and Sunday evenings and trust us, it\u0026rsquo;s a sight that\u0026rsquo;ll stay with you for a long time to come.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"marazion-praa-sands","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Marazion .jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Minack Theatre","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe \u003ca href=\"http://www.minack.com/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"The Minack Theatre\"\u003eMinack Theatre\u003c/a\u003e is a spectacular Penzance attraction, whether you choose to watch a performance under the stars or visit during the day. The theatre was carved into the cliffs at Porthcurno and it makes an awe-inspiring sight overlooking the glistening seas below.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Minack Theatre was created in the style of an open air amphitheatre, and it\u0026rsquo;s not only a unique Penzance attraction but also makes for a truly special experience. Actors clamour to perform beneath the skies in this dramatic setting, and the Atlantic just behind it lends itself as the backdrop to every production. The theatre was the life\u0026rsquo;s work of one woman, the late Rowena Cade. She devoted much of her life to making her vision of an open-air theatre in the Cornish cliffs come true, and it remains one of the world\u0026rsquo;s best known amphitheatres today.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe theatre\u0026rsquo;s summer season runs every May to September, and it plays host to everything from Shakespeare to adaptations of modern films. Recent years have seen Titanic, Wuthering Heights, James and the Giant Peach and hundreds more productions thrill audiences of all ages in a setting they\u0026rsquo;ll never forget.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s free parking for all visitors at the Minack, and it\u0026rsquo;s not only the theatre itself that draws the curious but the sub-tropical gardens have also become an attraction. Anyone with a love of gardening or an eye for the exotic will fall in love with the Cliffside garden, and it certainly makes a colourful sight from afar.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.0408,"LocationLongitude":-5.65118,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364659001.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"sennen/porthcurno/the-minack-theatre","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364659001.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"St Michael\u0027s Mount","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere aren\u0026#39;t too many islands that you can reach on foot, but then St Michael\u0026#39;s Mount is far from ordinary in every way. \u003ca href=\"http://www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"St Michaels Mount\"\u003eSt Michael\u0026rsquo;s Mount\u003c/a\u003e is a majestic Penzance attraction, and the historic island sits out at sea just 3 miles from the town.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eConnected to Marazion by a cobbled causeway, St Michael\u0026rsquo;s Mount is home to a fascinating village with a history spanning 1000 years, that visitors of all ages will have a great day discovering. Hop aboard a boat at high tide or wait it out and\u0026nbsp; make your way along the causeway on foot, but however you approach the landmark expect to enter a world of myths, legends and history.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eA foreboding medieval castle peers sternly down on sub-tropical landscapes that were once trodden by the pilgrims who flocked to the island. If you fancy viewing the island from the water there are boat trips available, and what better end to the visit then to sample Cornish produce in one of the island\u0026rsquo;s traditional eateries before you go?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHere\u0026#39;s a story to tell the children as you wander your way to the island, legend has it that a mythical giant called Cormoran used to live on the Mount, occasionally stomping to shore to steal food and animals. He was eventually captured in a pit by a local boy, and the villagers were left in peace.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.1172,"LocationLongitude":-5.47776,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364663837.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/penzance/st-michaels-mount","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364663837.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Long Rock Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find Long Rock Beach to the north of Penzance and it\u0026rsquo;s probably the easiest of the beaches in Penzance to access as it\u0026rsquo;s close to the town centre. The beach connects with Marazion when the tide goes out, so visitors can walk the three miles or so to the connecting beach and access St Michael\u0026rsquo;s Mount.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSt Michael\u0026rsquo;s Mount is a majestic island connected to the mainland by a causeway (at low tide). Its castle can be seen for miles and the island once attracted pilgrims in their thousands who made their way from Europe. Legend has it that the archangel St Michael appeared to a group of fishermen in the year 495, and the area has held spiritual significance ever since.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLong Rock is a safe sand and pebble beach, as you need to walk quite far out to sea before it even reaches waist height, so it\u0026rsquo;s ideal if you have children who like to paddle and enjoy the water. There is parking available at Long Rock, but you\u0026rsquo;ll need to arrive early to get a space during the summer as it becomes full quickly. There is a seasonal dog ban and lifeguards at the busier, eastern end of the beach during high season.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.1286,"LocationLongitude":-5.49961,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/St Michaels Mount.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/penzance/long-rock-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/St Michaels Mount.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Marazion Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eMarazion is a hidden gem of a beach in Penzance, as in spite of its large expanse of sand and great facilities it rarely draws large crowds. Just 3 miles from Penzance, the beach is in the village of Marazion and is mainly sandy with some pebbles.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIts biggest draw is the causeway that connects the beach to St Michael\u0026rsquo;s Mount at low tide, and the island is home to a castle that still welcomes visitors. It\u0026rsquo;s impossible to set off from the beach to the island without feeling the same sense of excitement that the pilgrims who once made long journeys to this spot would have felt, and Marazion Beach makes the perfect spot to enjoy the view of the island before or after a visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eEven if you don\u0026rsquo;t fancy visiting it on the same day the castle looming from the water makes a stunning backdrop to a family day on the sand. The beach\u0026rsquo;s advantages include clean waters, lifeguards and a large car park right beside it. 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The restaurant prides itself on its sophisticated setting for relaxed dining, all centred around seasonal menus and fine food. All produce is local, so you can expect fish, meats and dairy produce from nearby farms and businesses.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAlso, all vegetables and herbs used in the impressive meals are especially grown for The Bay Restaurant...so you\u0026rsquo;re promised fresh ingredients to top it off. 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Tucked away in the village of Perranuthnoe close to Penzance, the inn takes pride in serving food that wins regular awards and a selection of good local ales.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf the inn was any closer to the South West Coast Path you\u0026rsquo;d have to walk around it, so it\u0026rsquo;s usually busy with walkers excited to make the final leg of the journey to St Michael\u0026rsquo;s Mount nearby. Anyway, back to the food. With a head chef who trained alongside Michael Caines, the Victoria Inn\u0026rsquo;s menu is all about creating memorable meals from local produce. There\u0026rsquo;s a children\u0026rsquo;s menu too which is just as wholesome as the main one, and everything served is produced (or caught) within the immediate area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe south-facing terrace fills with families on a summer\u0026rsquo;s day, and in the winter those walkers still going strong curl up in front of the open fire and watch the flames dance. Dogs are welcome throughout the inn\u0026rsquo;s bar and garden areas too, and there\u0026rsquo;s always a biscuit or two to keep them happy during their visit. 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A feature in the \u0026ldquo;Top 30 Seaside restaurants\u0026rdquo; by The Times and the distinction of \u0026ldquo;Best Restaurant in the South West\u0026rdquo; at the 2013 Food Magazine Readers Awards give a hint at the exceptionality of this family-run business.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe contemporary dishes that Ben and his brother create \u0026nbsp;reflect traditional Cornish cookery and, using only the finest ingredients the regional produce has to offer, are arranged with greatest care and creativity. Better still, the cherry on top is that you can choose from an excellent variety of top-class wines to accompany them.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow, if you\u0026rsquo;re \u0026nbsp;thinking that all this praise may have made the restaurant something of a formal affair then rest assured that it\u0026rsquo;s just as relaxed as when it started out. 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