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Mullion Cove

Mullion Cove beach, Cornwall

Mullion Cove lies on the west coast of the Lizard Peninsula in south Cornwall and is popular with locals and visitors alike. Mullion Cove beach lies within the harbour and is a small, west-facing beach accessible at low tide. Mullion harbour was built in 1895 and the village was formerly known as Porth Mellin or 'Mill Cove'.

Parking is available in a small car park about 400 yards from the beach, other facilities include toilets and a café. The beach at Mullion Cove is dog-friendly.

Mullion Cove lies just over a mile from the inland village of Mullion. Mullion village offers shops, art galleries, cafés and restaurants as well as a golf club nearby.

The large island offshore is known as Mullion Island or Enys Pryven in Cornish, meaning Worm Island. It forms part of the Lizard Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Mullion Cliff to Predannack Cliff Site of Special Scientific Interest. The island was previously owned by the Robartes of Lanhydrock who sold it to Meyer family in 1920's. The Meyers gave it to the National Trust in 1945.


 Flora and Fauna

 Sandy beach

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Easily accessible

 Family friendly


 Rescue equipment


OS Explorer Map 103: The Lizard, Falmouth and Helston

OS Explorer Map 103: The Lizard, Falmouth and Helston

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Gunwalloe, Lizard, Cadgwith and Helston.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:







Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Mullion, Lizard Peninsula, Helston and Penzance.

Nearby Attractions




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