Penzance to Marazion Coast Path Improvements

The path improvement scheme is part of the EXPERIENCE project – a £2.3m project involving six areas of the Channel region to promote off season experiential tourism and sustainable economic growth. It is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg France (Channel) England Programme under the Natural & Cultural Heritage Funding category. Of the £6.1m ERDF committed to the total project, £1.9m is allocated to Cornwall Council, which is investing a further £0.9m. Cornwall’s investment is focussed in the Penzance Pilot area and investment will help improve the Mount’s Bay coastal path and encourage a sustainable year-round visitor economy.

Set against the backdrop of St Michael’s Mount and Penzance Railway Station, this popular multi-use path is very open to the elements which has caused damage to the surface over time. As well as a new surface, there will be new benches along the path, and improved access to the beach for people with mobility issues. Commencing 2nd November 2020, Cormac will be carrying out the improvements in sections, with the first running from the wooden pedestrian bridge at Eastern Green, towards Penzance Railway Station. At the same time, Phase Two will be the section from Longrock carpark, to the public toilets on the way to Marazion. It is intended that weather permitting, these sections should complete before Christmas and whilst they’re underway, they will need to be closed to pedestrians, with diversions in place.

In the New Year, Phase Three commences, again at the wooden pedestrian bridge, going in the opposite directions towards Longrock Carpark. At the same time Phase Four will start, which is the section from the Public Toilets to Marazion Carpark. Thereafter a dedicated dual user route will be installed in Longrock Car Park, landscaping to each section and general vegetation clearance and tidying, to freshen the whole path.

Some disruption is inevitable during the project and so we ask everyone to please bear with us while this important work is carried out. We will make every effort to maintain access where possible and signpost users to alternative routes as required. The very exposed location means the team will, at times, work in severe weather conditions that can hinder progress. All being well, the improvements should complete by the end of June 2021. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

If you have any queries or concerns, or would like to speak to someone about this, please call 0300 1234 222 or email us at  


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