EXPERIENCE Marazion & Penzance

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The Marazion and Penzance area is set to benefit from a €2.8 million investment to improve the coast path, support local businesses and encourage a sustainable year-round visitor economy.

It is part of EXPERIENCE – a €23.3 million project involving six areas of the Channel region (Cornwall, Brittany, Pas-de-Calais, Compiègne, Norfolk and Kent). Cornwall’s funding will support activities which focus on out-of-season visitor experiences (October to March) and sustainable cultural tourism, connecting visitors with the distinct historical, geographical and cultural assets of the Penzance pilot area.


EXPERIENCE will bring the cultural and tourism sector together to encourage a sustainable year-round

The Marazion and Penzance area is set to benefit from a €2.8 million investment to improve the coast path, support local businesses and encourage a sustainable year-round visitor economy.

It is part of EXPERIENCE – a €23.3 million project involving six areas of the Channel region (Cornwall, Brittany, Pas-de-Calais, Compiègne, Norfolk and Kent). Cornwall’s funding will support activities which focus on out-of-season visitor experiences (October to March) and sustainable cultural tourism, connecting visitors with the distinct historical, geographical and cultural assets of the Penzance pilot area.


EXPERIENCE will bring the cultural and tourism sector together to encourage a sustainable year-round visitor economy. Due to run until June 2023, the project is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg France (Channel) England Programme. Of the €16.1 million ERDF committed to the total project, €1.9 million is allocated to Cornwall Council, which is investing a further €0.9 million.

With sustainability at its heart, the project will look to improve connectivity and encourage more sustainable modes of transport. The coastal path between Marazion and Penzance will be upgraded to improve the resilience of the popular multi-use trail and work is set to begin in the autumn to resurface the path, improve accessibility and provide safer routes through the car parks on the route. There are also plans to develop an art and cultural experience along the path which embrace the unique assets of the area.


The project will offer training and support to businesses in the pilot area looking to create cycling and cultural experiences for visitors which link to the local area, its history and culture. Any local business interested in finding out more can keep up to date with the project by signing up for the
EXPERIENCE newsletter.


We will use this page to update on the progress of the project, specifically in relation to the path upgrade and to conduct regular survey's to gather feedback.



  • Welcome,


    The purpose of this survey is to collect feedback on your experience of using the Mount’s Bay coastal path (Marazion station car park to Penzance train station).  This short questionnaire will take 5 minutes to complete and all information will be kept confidentially. Please answer the questions in relation to your last visit to the path. 


    The survey is forming part of EXPERIENCE – a project co-funded by European Regional Development Fund. Cornwall's investment is focused on the Marazion and Penzance area, and it is funding the Mount’s Bay coastal path upgrade with work due to start in Autumn 2020. We are keen to understand how people use this path and their views on it. This survey has been designed with this in mind and we will review the results to help inform the project moving forward.


    Privacy Notice 

    The Data Controller for the information you provide in this survey is Cornwall Council, New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY. Data Protection Registration Number: Z1745294.

    Cornwall Council will retain your information securely until June 2023 when the project will end.  The survey results will be shared with project partner University of Surrey, but not be shared with any other parties. Your data will be held within Cornwall Council’s secure network and premises. Access to your information will only be made to authorised members of staff who are required to process it for the purposes outlined in this privacy notice. 



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