Picturesque is the one word I would describe Marsden Grotto. It is uniquely built into the cliff side rock, which is quite the spectacle to look at. There are numerous birds you can see from their cliff side terrace. Such as, Kittiwakes, Shags and Puffins to name a few. Moreso, the Grotto serves drinks and seafood. There is an outdoor seating area with = an array of wooden picnic benches.
Furthermore, the inside of the grotto is stylishly furnished in dark wooden tables and chairs. From your indoor seating you can see the walls hone out of the cliffside rock. Marsden Grotto is accessed via a lift. A lift that to me was reminiscent of the great glass elevator out of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. However, Marsden Grotto can also be accessed via the beach itself by a ramp upward. you can take your pet up to the grotto. In addition, they must be kept on a lead at all times and cannot be mucky if they are to sit inside. There mustn’t be barking from either our four legged friends or human companions.
For opening times and other information check out their website here.
Accessibility at Marsden Grotto
Whilst there is an accessible lift that can take you to Marsden Grotto itself, there are no outdoor seats that would allow you to push a wheelchair right up to the table top. there is also a steep step down onto the veranda. Whilst there is no Wi-Fi the view is fabulous. There are no braille menus but staff are willing to read them out to you. Furthermore, there are no specific quiet times, I suspect that there will be quieter times than others to visit.