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Holidays in Mullion

The Lizard Peninsula’s largest village

The cliffs above Mullion Cove

Mullion is a small village on the west coast of the Lizard in South Cornwall. It is very close to Mount’s Bay via a small, sheltered harbour village called Mullion Cove, which lies a very short distance away from Mullion itself. The South West Coast path travels past the cove and southwards to Lizard Point – the most southerly point on the British mainland and northwards to Polperro, Gunwalloe and the Looe Bar.

The largest village on the Lizard, you can find a good sample of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants in and around Mullion. The village focal point is the distinctive 15th century church of St Mellanus. The harbour at Mullion Cove has two very large sea walls to protect it from the huge sea swells. You can see the remains of a Victorian-era pilchard cellar and net store near to the harbour.

Mullion Cove

Mullion Cove is a brilliant place to seal watch and to spy passing cetaceans. If you have a kayak, you can explore the jagged coastline and venture around the edge of Mullion Island, a small rock outcrop about half a mile offshore. The island is an uninhabited nature reserve and SSSI. Bird life is prominent, and it’s a breeding ground for colonies of great black-backed gulls, guillemots, shags and cormorants. The island is out of bounds to the public. Lizard Adventure offers seasonal kayaking trips from the harbour. Book ahead to avoid disappointment as times and excursion days are tide and weather reliant. Fishing charters and tours can also be arranged.

“Mullion Cove is a brilliant place to seal watch…”

There are popular destinations all across the Lizard to visit. The lighthouse and lifeboat jetty at Lizard Point are well worth your time. There is a pleasant café at the top of the slipway and excellent views for miles. Also consider a trip to Roskilly’s Farm for a walk around their properties. There’s a small park with ponds and lakes to discover, a restaurant, and an ice cream factory. You can even enter the barn to see the cows being milked. Close by is the harbour village of Coverack, where the landscape painter Elizabeth Parr, and member of the St Ives Collective, once lived. A walk along one of the few traditional seaside promenades in the county can be enjoyed, reward yourself with a pint at one of the pleasant pubs along the way. At the gateway to the Lizard is the town of Helston, which is a great place to visit for shops, evening entertainment and a broad choice of eateries.

We have some lovely cottages in and around Mullion. Why not take a browse through our collection of Mullion cottages to feel inspired?

While you’re there

Mullion Cove

Mullion Cove offers a small sandy beach within its pretty working harbour

Kennack Sands

Be sure to check out the east end of this beach which is a pretty nature reserve

Roskilly’s Farm

Feel free to wander around this lovely farm and gardens. Ice cream is also made on site

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