Mullion Cove

The Lizard

Mullion's tiny fishing fleet operates out of this tiny harbour, a very Cornish cluster of boats, slipway and slate-topped cottages. There's precious little sand, but it's a good place for dangling your toes over the quayside.

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1. Polurrian Cove

0.51 MILES

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2. Poldhu Cove

1.29 MILES

A west-facing beach bordered by gently sloping fields, this is a family-friendly stretch of sand that's easily reached from Mullion, which means you won't…

3. Church Cove

1.63 MILES

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4. Dollar Cove

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5. Predannack Wollas

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6. Bonython

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7. Kynance Cove

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8. Cadgwith

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