Mullion Cove

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available South West Coast Path The Lizard National Nature Reserve SSSI Dog friendly

Season: spring

It was a fine day at Mullion Cove for this re-visit.  The tide was low, showing the beach and the first boats being lowered towards their summer moorings.  A celebration taking place at the Cove was interrupted during my filming by the arrival of the Cornwall Air Ambulance onto the beach to treat a patient, all successfully resolved.  I also filmed the skillful departure of the helicopter, an invaluable resource for us here in Cornwall, particularly during the summer, with our difficult road conditions.

Spring visit photo


With Barry Mundy, who explained his commercial diversification over a career working Mullion Cove and some of the history of the harbour.


The Cornwall Air Ambulance arrives to treat a casualty, at Mullion Cove.


The departure of the helicopter, after a successful resolution.

Season: winter

There was a return to wild winter storms for this seasonal visit to Mullion Cove.  The harbour wall had been damaged by the last round of violent waves and the end of the harbour was cordoned off.  Although it was low tide, waves still erupted over the harbour and there was a sea of white breakers beyond, right out to the island. The small boats were safely harnessed at the top of the hard standing, as Mullion Cove braced itself for another high spring tide, with 70 mph onshore winds.

Winter visit photo gallery


The power of the sea, forever changes at Mullion Cove.


A wild scene at low tide.

Season: autumn

A quiet early morning visit to Mullion Cove, a well maintained and renovated harbour in the teeth of the Atlantic gales on a different day.  Rather like Charlestown, this place gives you a feel of the olden days, but without the hustle and bustle.  Outstanding walks fan out either way from the harbour, which is at a geological changeover point rock-wise, with serpentine prevalent south of here for example.  There are toilets and ample parking, plus a shop in season.  You are also handy for the busy village of Mullion with its shops, churches, pubs and everyday life.


The harbour at Mullion Cove, from the road at the entrance.


Looking back at the harbour from the breakwater.

2 thoughts on “Mullion Cove

  1. Mike

    This beach means sandy kids, sandy sandwiches, sandy shoes, sandy pockets, sandy car, sandy house, happy family.


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