Mullion Cove

It’s not surprising that most photos of Mullion Cove are of sunsets, as they have some spectacular ones here on the wild west coast landscape of the Lizard Peninsula. You are only about 5 miles from Lizard Point here, the most southerly point of Great Britain, an area of incredible landscapes.

This is a National Trust cove which has a picturesque working harbour with its solid sea walls, built in the 1890s to shelter the fishing fleet from the power of the westerly gales. Storm-watching is quite an event to behold when the white foam of the waves splash over the harbour walls. Pilchard fishing was the main industry in Mullion, and there was also a touch of smuggling back in the day.

The little harbour feels very Cornish in this isolated and in the past, desolate, part of the county.

Beside the harbour, below the south harbour wall, is a secret small, west-facing sandy beach (mostly covered at high tide) with a wonderful cave to explore, and jagged serpentine cliffs to provide a perfect backdrop. It is only accessible through a passage (cave) beneath the cliff. What an adventure, but keep a close eye on the tide.

Unspoilt and untouched, clinging to the rugged Lizard coastline, this is definitely one for those of you who like to get away from it all. Bewitching scenery awaits you here, so take your time to drink it all in.

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