4 of 5 (3 votes)

Marazion to Praa Sands

A leisurely walk (coast) starting and finishing in Cornwall, England, about 7.70km (4.78 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 48m (157ft)
Loss 29m (95ft)
Max. Elevation 70m (229ft)
Elevation (total) 77m (252ft)
Start
Marazion
End
Praa Sands
Distance 7.70km
(4.78mi)
Duration ~2:15h
Difficulty  
Leisurely
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3Created by John Walker on 06 Sep 2014
Marazion has frequent buses from Penzance. This is a fine coastal walk, relatively easy going beginning close to St. Michael's Mount with tremendous and changing views of the island throughout. At Perranuthnoe the Beach Cafe is right by the path and serves brilliant cakes. After this the low cliffs are eroding away and softer going is slow. Cudden Pont has stunning views from Carn Du to the Lizard. The path follows Piskies Cove then out to another point before passing right by the International Music Centre in a converted manor house. An undulating clifftop walk above a beach at Kenneggy Sands leads round Hoe Point to Praa Sands where the #2 bus from the Post Office can take you back to Penzance.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SW518306
Follow the road from Penzance to the edge of town then a right turn down steps to a low cliff edge.
OS Grid SW527302
A brief beach scramble leads to steps up onto the low crumbly cliffs before Maen Dhu point
About 0.96 km (~0.6 miles) from
OS Grid SW539292
At Perranuthnoe the Beach Cafe is right by the path and serves brilliant cakes.
About 1.55 km (~0.96 miles) from
OS Grid SW542290
After this the low cliffs are eroding away and soft going is slow. A badly signed diversion inland avoids a tough scramble along a rocky beach, followed by a climb back up to Trevean Cove.
About 0.35 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid SW550280
From Cudden Pont there are stunning views all the way from Carn Du to the Lizard.
About 1.23 km (~0.76 miles) from
OS Grid SW552278
The path follows Piskies Cove then out to another point before passing right by the International Music Centre, in a converted manor house.
About 0.39 km (~0.24 miles) from
OS Grid SW560281
An undulating cliff-top walk above Kenneggy Sands leads round Hoe Point to Praa Sands where you can catch a bus from the Post Office back to Penzance.
About 0.81 km (~0.5 miles) from
OS Grid SW580282
The walk ends at the Praa Sands post office (and bus stop)
About 2.01 km (~1.25 miles) from

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