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Mullion Cove

This pretty harbour dates back to the late 1800s and the old net store and pilchard cellar can still be seen there today. It is still a working harbour, now under National Trust ownership. The sea walls protect it from the winds that can whip across from Mount’s Bay, making it quite a sheltered spot. Mullion head is a breeding ground for many seabirds.

4 Stars

Sep 2011

Secret beach!

We walked down to the harbour and although beautiful didn't think there was much for the kids to do, until we heard laughter coming from inside the rocks! There turned out to be a secret passage through the rocks (which was quite dark and had water in it) that led through to a lovely beach at the other side. Our 3 year was ok walking through with an I Phone torch but might have struggled in the dark. Great climbing rocks. But be aware of the tide and make sure you don't get stuck at the far side of the beach - it comes in fast and we saw someone struggle to get back across the rocks.

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5 Stars

Jul 2011

Ms Hudson

Gorgeous little beach and harbour. Views are spectacular. I'm a total fidget and I sat on one of the "piers" for ages. Note at high tide most of the beach is covered but there are plenty of other places to sit, although I would advise wearing decent footwear as the best views involve going up some stone steps and clambering across a few rocks!

If you ignore the first larger car park there is a second smaller one with an honesty box closer to the beach.


Note at time of writing (July 2011), there is conservation work being done on a couple of cottages close to the harbour & beach so on arrival it looks a bit like a building site, but don't let this put you off - once you get closer to the sea, (especially at high tide), you can't hear anything but waves crashing on rocks!

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4 Stars

Jul 2009

Mr Cornish

Lovely Beach

Really good beach, safe for the kids.

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5 Stars

Apr 2009

Very pretty harbour - lovely to walk around with an ice-cream! On a blustery winter's day the waves crashing over the harbour wall is amazing! Some lovely coastal paths around this area too.

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