Explore South Cornwall from Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat
Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat is fully immersed in the laid-back lifestyle of South Cornwall, being located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. This allows holiday makers to take advantage of the peaceful atmosphere for complete R&R.
However, despite the resort being located in a tranquil area, there are various visitor attractions and feasts for the eyes to be enjoyed in the nearby region.
Recommended Local Attractions
Mullion & Mullion Cove
Walk 5 minutes from the park and you’ll find the stunning Mullion Cove, a working harbour owned by the National Trust.
Here you can pass the time watching the boats come and go, indulge in a spot of sightseeing or embark on a fishing trip. This glorious attraction which is right on our doorstep was completed in 1895 and originally served as a Pilchard fishery. It was donated to the National Trust in 1945 by the Meyer family but continues to serve as a functioning harbour to this day.
A little further down the road is the stunning village of Mullion which is located on the Lizard Peninsula and just a 15 minute walk away from the resort. Here you will find reams of quaint shops, cafes, bars and restaurants which are just waiting to be explored. There is also the renowned 15th Century St. Mellanus Church in the centre of the village, which is a 13th century building that still displays the plasterwork coat of arms of Charles II over the north door, which is believed to have been a gift given to the church by the King himself.
Feel the Adrenalin
Also on the Lizard Peninsula close to the park is Lizard Point, which is Britain’s most southerly mainland location. Here you not only find dramatic views of the British coastline, but also the famous Lizard Lighthouse, which was built in 1751 to guide vessels navigating the English Channel.
At the Lizard Point you will also be able to take part in a number of adrenaline fuelled activities such as kayaking, rocking climbing and coasteering. There are also water based activities such as snorkelling and rock pooling.
The adventurers amongst you will also be pleased to hear that there are plenty of opportunities for mountain biking in the area, with various cycle networks which offer glorious views of the region.
Further afield you will find the historic town of Helston, a former tin mining and cattle market town famous for its annual Flora Day and Furry Dance, which is one of the oldest British customs and is still practised to this day. The dance is traditionally held on the 8th May each year and is a very popular tourist attraction, with the music provided by the Helston town band.
This really is a town with a rich culture which is steeped in history, with plenty of historic churches, fascinating museums and points of interest to discover.
Ask the Mullion Cove Staff
This is just a small sample of the many eclectic attractions which are on offer in the region surrounding Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat. Need some inspiration? Any of our on-park staff will be more than happy to recommend their favourite places to go and relax in this stunning part of the country.