In the days of covert smuggling, piracy and shipwrecking Mullion Cove, on the tip of the Lizard peninsular in south Cornwall was awash with fishermen setting sail to find pilchards. The old creaking ships would sail the indigo waters for shoals of pilchards to sell at market and hope that they did not run into any pirates or any rogue rocks that would dash their ships to pieces.
Today Mullion is much more peaceful and has an old world charm and appeal that attracts visitors and tourists from afar. The waters no longer have the danger of a pirate ship and the ship wreckers have found better ways to make their money. Pilchards are no longer the main catch of the day but a fresh crab and a lobster are more likely to whet the appetite.
Mullion Cove is owned by the National Trust and is still a working harbour protected by the lashing winds and sea storms by two stout walls. With impressive views out to sea and the vista of St Michael’s Mount just across the water there is hardly a more beautiful spot along the south Cornwall coast.
Taking a break here will allow you to relax and indulge whether you choose a luxury hotel or a cute Mullion cottage pre owned by a fisherman. In just a few days Mullion will cast a spell over you and you will want to return t this lovely village time and time again. With shops, bars, cafés and galleries it has become a very forward thinking village offering everything a visitor could want when on holiday.