The village of Marazion (Cornish: Marhasyow) , West Cornwall from St Michael’s Mount laundry lawn.

Marazion was once a flourishing town, owing its prosperity to the throng of pilgrims who came to visit St Michael’s Mount (this ceased at the time of the Reformation). During the first half of the 16th century it was twice plundered; first by the French, and later by Cornish rebels.

People still flock to St Michael’s Mount to visit the castle and the wonderful terraced gardens and there are a few nice eateries in the town and on the island.


  1. jennypellett says:

    I remember sitting on that beach not so long ago, watching my niece take her grandmother rock pooling!

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is a lovely expanse of sand and I always love to walk there. Not done any rock pooling though.

  2. Dina says:

    It’s a lovely view, rightly worth a frame. Everything close to water in Cornwall looks like a picture book. German TV loves the whole coastline and does a lot of filming there. The name of Cornwall has a very romantic feeling after all the R. Pilcher novels/films.
    Have great weekend, Jude. Enjoy tennis! 🙂 We keep our fingers, toes and wings crossed for Andy Murray. He did an excellent job yesterday.

    1. Heyjude says:

      You are quite right, the coastline does look very beautiful, probably because of the colour of the water. Shame that Murray didn’t manage to get through, but hoping for a good match tomorrow.

  3. beetleypete says:

    Nice shot of a lovely spot. I always remember it as being full of tourists, even in the late 1950s.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is pretty chokker now Pete. I don’t recall it being so busy when I took my children there in 1991. Schools break up next week so it will be a while before I am back there!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I am definitely going to need to read up on “Cornish rebels” before we visit next year. They sound like my relatives!

  5. Lovely photo. I really like the name Marazion for some reason – it sounds quite exciting and exotic. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      A lot of the Cornish names sound very exotic. Palm trees help too 😀

  6. Sue says:

    Ah, lovely!

  7. Lucid Gypsy says:

    It looks really close in your photo, didn’t you pick a lovely day to go?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well it’s not very far off the mainland, and yes it was a lovely day. A belated birthday lunch for the OH as I was too ill on the actual date to take him out. Well worth waiting for though.

  8. Tish Farrell says:

    Definitely picture postcard land, Jude.

  9. restlessjo says:

    What a lovely shot, Jude. I’m barely just home. Hoping for continuing good news and sending hugs. 🙂 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Jo. I’ll email everyone shortly.

      1. restlessjo says:

        No worries, Jude. You’ve enough to think about. I was going to leave it and text again tomorrow but I know you’ve family there so your hands are full. 🙂

        1. Heyjude says:

          Home at the moment to catch my breath. Family left early in the week so I was alone, rather strange and unsettling. Back again next week, for who knows how long.

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