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Mullion Cove - The Lizard Peninsula

Mullion Cove

Mullion Cove

Mullion & Mullion Cove

Mullion is the largest village on the Lizard and has shops, inns, cafes and restaurants, craft shops and art galleries. In the centre ofthe village, the 15th century church of St Mellanus is renowned for its richly-carved oak bench-ends depicting biblical scenes, including that of Jonah and the Whale.

Mullion Cove has a pretty working harbour. This small picturesque National Ttrust harbour is located on the West Coast of the Lizard Peninsula. The little harbour is protected from the winter gales that rage across Mount's Bay by two stout sea walls. The harbour was completed in 1895 and financed by Lord Robartes of Lanhydrock as a recompense to the fishermen for several disastrous pilchard seasons. ou can still see the old pilchard cellar and net store. There are plenty of smuggling tales too. In 1801, the King's Pardon was offered to any smuggler giving information on the Mullion musket men involved in a gunfight with the crew of HM Gun Vessel Hecate.

The coastline at Mullion Cove is well known for its white sand, crystal clear sea and the caves and rock stacks, along the rocky cliff edge. To explore these fully, a kayakis needed at low tide in calm conditions. Seals are regular visitors to the harbour, and can be seen hunting around the harbour wall or basking in the sunshine. This area abounds with local wildlife. The small island - located just offshore from the harbour, is a haven for birds, with breeding colonies of guillemots, shags and cormorants.The island is owned by the National Trust, and part of the local Site of Specific Scientific Interest - and due to its local importance to willdlide, public access onto the island is prohibited

Mullion Cove had a lifeboat station frorn 1867 - 1909, and with good reason: in the six years tip to 1873 there were nine wrecks under Mullion cliffs, along a mile-and-a-half stretch of coastline.

There is no parking at Mullion Covel harbour. There is "private" parking available, approximately 1 mile away, in Mullion village, just a short walk from the harbour and Cove.

Inland are the remains of Wheal Unity copper mine, which operated from the early, 18th century to 1919. A large copper boulder from the mine is in the Natural History Museum, London.

Nearby Poldhu Cove is an ideal and easily accessible family beach. In December 1901, on the cliffs, above Poldbu, Guglielmo Marconi conducted his famious experiment in trans Atlantic radio communications. The beach at Polurrian Cove, popular with surfers, is approached by an attractive walk along the cliffs, or through a valley, and is well worth the effort.

Mullion Cove on the Lizard Peninsula

Mullion Cove

Mullion Cove on the Lizard Peninsula

Mullion Cove Harbour

Mullion Cove on the Lizard Peninsula

Mullion Cove

Poldhu Beach Cafe

Poldhu Cove, Helston TR12 7JB 01326 280939

Lizard Adventure -Kayaking

The Lizard TR12 7NZ 07845 204040

Porthmellin Caf,

Nansmellyon Road, Mullion, The Lizard , TR12 7ES 01326 240941

Mullion Cove Hotel, The Cove Bistro

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