Plan your visit to Mullion

Mullion Harbour boats

Mullion Cove, home to Mullion Harbour, is nestled into the west coast of the Lizard Peninsula, the white sand and calm turquoise sea often give way to dark stormy seas as its location means it’s subjected to the full force of the Atlantic , however depending on the time of year you visit there’s plenty to see.

The cove also features caves and rock stacks, only really accessible with a kayak at low tide in calm conditions. Quite often seals can be seen around the harbour hunting or basking in the sunshine, occasionally other marine wildlife may also be spotted travelling past. 

The island, located approximately half a mile offshore, is owned by the National Trust, it’s an uninhabited island and part of the local Site of Specific Scientific Interest. The island is home to breeding Great black-backed gulls, guillemots, shags and cormorants, as the bird life is so prominent public access onto the island is prohibited. 

Mullion Island
Mullion Island
Mullion Island

Parking:

There is no parking at the actual harbour itself, however there are two privately operated car parks a short walk away close to Mullion Harbour where prices vary depending on the time of year. The centre of Mullion Village is approximately 1 mile away from the harbour. Mullion Cove can also be enjoyed via the South West Coast Path, walking from Poldhu for example offers exceptional coastal views along the 1.9 mile route.

Facilities:

There is a café at the harbour that is owned and run privately, therefore opening hours can vary. There are also local council operated toilets located approximately 100 yds. from the harbour, these open seasonally.

Lizard Adventure offer kayaking from the harbour through the year, it’s best to call ahead to avoid disappointment on: 07845 204040, find out more about local water sports here.  Local fishing trips and sightseeing by boat can be organised locally at the harbour or call ahead on 01326 241556. 

Exploring the coves and caves around Mullion Harbour
Kayakers explore the caves at Mullion Harbour
Exploring the coves and caves around Mullion Harbour

The harbour offers a nice location for a dip in the sea, the beach and harbour are not lifeguarded however so please only swim if it’s safe to do so. At low tide the small beach there is dog friendly all year round. 

We operate a campsite approximately 1 mile from the harbour, for more information about our site please click here

Storm watching:

During the winter, Mullion can be subjected to ferocious winter storms. It’s an impressive site however we always recommend watching from a safe distance. Please don’t venture onto the harbour walls during times when the waves are large. The waves pound the breakwaters and have previously caused significant damage to the walls, click on the link below to find out about how we manage the harbour and the threat of rising sea levels. 

Winter storms batter Mullion Harbour
Storms batter Mullion Harbour
Winter storms batter Mullion Harbour