Home to the historic island of St Michael’s Mount Marazion is a picturesque backdrop for kitesurfing. Always set-up and launch close to the water and you may want to wear booties when walking down over the coarse sand. Swell tends to be smaller than on the North coast but the S, SW or SE winds generate messy breaks to contend with. Mobius tuition is towards the Marazion end but recreational kitesurfers stay in front of the seawall or sand dunes for safety. Towards the Penzance end there is an outlet pipe and Longrock beach providing flatter conditions but there is the odd small rock and thick kelp so local knowledge should be sought. Getting the tide right is very important - once the waves hit the steeper bank it creates a lovely shore break that destroys kites! If you are unable to find a free parking space along the wall there is a pay and display car park with a pub, toilets and a cafe for you to enjoy tasty panninis!
For more information on the local area contact the Tourist Information Centre
Please click HERE to view the Marazion webcam
|Tide:||never go 2 hours plus either side of high-tide or when the water is on the steep bank|
|Hazards:||road and seawall at the top of beach, coarse sand so booties recommended and big shore dump if good swell and near high tide!|
|Wind direction:||SE, S, and SW|
|Restrictions:||restrictions coming into place to stop people kiting above Red River near the town end of Marazion and to prevent any kiting activity near to the road and sea wall.|
|Getting there:||Use this link to take you straight to multimap|