Mullion Cove to Lizard Point & Village

South West Coast Path Walk- Mullion Cove to Lizard Point & Village

This walk begins from the southern tip of the beautiful Lizard Peninsula and heads west along this rugged coast taking in Kynance Cove and Mullion Cove. West from here the coast becomes less rugged and with more beaches, including lovely Poldhu Cove and ending at the large expanse of Porthleven Sands, which runs for several miles.

Although only five and a half miles separate Lizard Point from Mullion Cove, this is a walk that takes rather longer than you might expect. From the map it looks very simple – just follow the Southwest Coast Path along the sea’s edge – but what is not so obvious is that this is a path that switchbacks its way along the cliffs: every little inlet means a scramble down one side and an often steep climb up the other.

One minute you are striding comfortably over turf and heather on a cliff top, with gulls sailing by effortlessly riding the wind: the next you are down on a beach with the waves crashing on the rocks. But it is all more than worth it for the rich sensory variety of the walk and the magnificent cliff scenery you will enjoy for every yard of the way.

Spring is one of the great times to walk this route, particularly this year when, after an unusually mild winter, everything is coming into bloom a lot earlier. And this is an area noted for its flora. As well as the familiar cliff top plants that so often nestle among the rocks, such as the delicate white and pink of sea campion and thrift, you can also enjoy the brilliant bursts of yellow of prostrate broom. This is a colourful walk in every sense of the word.

Mullion Cove Car Park, Mullion TR12 7ES, England

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