A visit to Mullion Cove has been well overdue on my Cornwall Bucket List, so we decided to head down there in the sun this weekend.
In fact, there are quite a few places on The Lizard peninsula that I’m yet to explore, and after visiting Kynance Cove a couple of times (still not in beautiful sunshine & calm waters though!) I thought it was high time Mullion, Polurrian and Poldhu got a look in.
It’s about a 45 minute drive from us, so we set off, picking up Liv and the dogs (who were staying with her while we were away skiing) on the way. As we drove down the A30, we realised none of us had planned or eaten lunch, so we drove through the village of Mullion in search of something to eat on our walk.
I hadn’t realised what a big village Mullion actually is! And we soon drove past a sign for Ann’s Pasties; a welcome offering for our rumbling bellies. I’ve only ever had a pasty from their HQ near Helston once before, and I’d heard great things about their vegan pasties too, so I got one of those for myself and steak for the others.
They definitely hit the spot! We parked up in a little public car park down at Mullion Cove and walked along to the harbour with warm pasties in hand. Alex agreed that it was one of the best pasties he’s had (second only to Chacewater Bakery pasties – our favourite!), and my vegan one was delicious!
Honestly I don’t understand how they didn’t use butter or lard… it tasted just like a normal pasty but without the steak pieces! So so good, and I’d highly recommend for any pasty lovers trying out ‘Vegan-uary’ or trying to eat less meat.
The tide was pretty high so we carried on up the coast path, looking over the dramatic rock formations around the cove. In the sunshine with the glistening blue sea it really looks like a landscape you’d see in Thailand or Vietnam, or something like that!
We walked along past the Mullion Cove Hotel, down past the Polurrian Hotel and down to Polurrian Cove. Due to the storms that had happened the week earlier, there was loads of driftwood washed up that Maizy enjoyed playing wish, plus lots of old jellyfish sacks and decomposed ‘Velella’ (‘By the wind sailor’ jellyfish) for us to prod and inspect.
Walking back to Mullion Cove, it was great to see the little harbour from other perspective. It was built in 1890, providing shelter for the little fishing boats that hang out here. There are also lots of interesting rock formations and caves on the other side of the cliffs, and I can imagine it would be a fantastic place for some sea kayaking & exploring from the ocean!