Marazion

Cornwall

Marazion
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Located in front of the town of Marazion with ample parking and amenities. An ideal family beach with a good playground located on the green behind. The island castle of St Michael’s Mount can be reached on foot at low tide, or by boat at high tide.

Activities

Windsurfing, kite-surfing, paddle-boarding, kayaking, swimming, walking are popular, with water sport tuition and hire available in the season. There’s a seasonal beach café just behind the beach. The island castle of St Michael’s Mount can be reached on foot at low tide, or by boat at high tide.

Wildlife and Walks

Dolphins can often be spotted in the bay. The South West Coast Path runs straight past the beach.

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling.
Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Weather

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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

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Facilities at Marazion

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins

Parking

 

Free parking available immediately behind the beach.

Dog restrictions

 

Seasonal ban in place between 1st May and 30th September (8:00am-7:00pm).

Beach cleaning

No current information.

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 8th July - 3rd September 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.