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About Marazion Marsh

RSPB Marazion Marsh reserve and St. Michael's Mount, Cornwall

Image: Chris Gomersall

This reserve overlooks the beautiful St Michael's Mount and boasts Cornwall's largest reedbed. More than 250 bird, 500 plant, 500 insect and 18 mammal species have been recorded here and bitterns are now regular winter visitors (although patience is required to see them).

In some years starlings roost here from October-December and attract aerial predators such as buzzards and sparrowhawks as they arrive at dusk. The starlings are continental birds and their spectacular aerial acrobatics over the reedbeds are a sight worth seeing - when they are here.

Opening times

Open at all times.

Entrance charges

Free, but donations to help us continue our work here are welcome.

Information for dog owners

Dogs must be kept under control and not allowed to enter the open water areas

Contact us

Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 50.12844,-5.48541
  • Grid reference: SW510312
  • Nearest town: Penzance, Cornwall
  • County: Cornwall
  • Country: England

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Note: Some reserves are not served directly by public transport and, in these cases, a nearby destination (from which you may need to walk or take a taxi or ferry) may be offered.