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Things to do at Mullion Cove

A visitor is walking along the harbour wall at Mullion Cove, Cornwall, on a windy day.
A visitor walking along the harbour wall at Mullion Cove | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Explore the picturesque harbour of Mullion Cove, nestled into the west coast of the Lizard peninsula. Originally built in the 1890s, it shelters a small fishing fleet from powerful westerly storms – its location means it’s subjected to the full force of the Atlantic. The white sand and calm turquoise sea often give way to dark storms but depending on the time of year you visit there’s plenty to see.

Explore Mullion Cove

Stroll along the harbour and take in the coastal views. For a wilder walk, venture south along the South West Coast Path, which will take you to Predannack and onward towards the Lizard. Go north and you'll find the sandy beaches of Polurrian and Poldhu.

Launching from Mullion Cove

To access the slipway and harbour for diving activities and / or launching and recovering powered vessels. Please email or use this enquiry form

Day to day operation of the slipway and harbour area is managed by a local harbour group made up of commercial fisherman, recreational boaters, and local residents. Any launch fees will help ensure the slipway and supporting infrastructure remain safe and in good condition; we look forward to seeing you at Mullion Cove soon.

Several people in tandem kayaks are paddling in the water at Mullion Cove, Cornwall.
Kayakers at Mullion Cove | © National Trust Images/Ben Selway

Guided water activities with Lizard Adventure

Lizard Adventure offer kayaking and coasteering tours from the cove (weather permitting) from May - Sept. You can find out more on their website:

To avoid disappointment, please book your place on 07845 204040.

Spot seasonal wildlife

In spring and summer, if you venture out onto the clifftops surrounding Mullion Cove you will find a fantastic range of wildflowers, some of which are unique to the Lizard peninsula. You’ll also see other coastal wildlife and have a chance of spotting passing marine life.

Mullion Island (Enys Pryven), located approximately half a mile offshore, is an uninhabited island and is part of the local Site of Specific Scientific Interest. Public access or ‘landing’ on the island is prohibited as it is home to breeding great black-backed gulls, guillemots, shags and cormorants. Be sure to bring a pair of binoculars if you want to see what’s happening from the cliff tops.

Sunset looking towards the harbour at Mullion Cove

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