Mullion Cove is a small harbour and cove on the Lizard peninsula in south Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated facing west into Mount's Bay approximately six miles (9.7 km) south of the town of Helston and one mile (1.6 km) southwest of Mullion village. The harbour was completed in 1895 and financed by Lord Robartes of Lanhydrock as a recompense to the fishermen for several disastrous pilchard seasons. It is protected from southerly winter gales by two sea walls and Mullion Island, half a mile (0.8 km) offshore. The old pilchard cellar and net store are preserved. Mullion Cove lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park. Mullion Harbour, along with Mullion Island, was donated to the National Trust in 1945 by the Meyer family.
The area has been subject to much smuggling activity. In 1801, the King's Pardon was offered to any smuggler giving information on the Mullion musket-men involved in a gunfight with the crew of HM Gun Vessel Hecate. Mullion Cove had a lifeboat station from 1867 until 1909. On her first launch the Daniel J Draper help save three lives from the Achilles which was wrecked at Pollurian. In the six years up to 1873 there were nine wrecks along a mile-and-a-half stretch of coastline under Mullion cliffs.
In January 2014 the Daily Mirror ran a front page story featuring photographs of a man holding a young child up to peak over the harbour wall during a storm and then being engulfed by a giant wave.The photographs were also featured in other national newspapers including the Daily Mail the Daily Express and The Times.
Both the Grade 2 listed West and South piers of this beautiful harbour have been badly damaged during the Winter storms. There are many outstanding storm pictures on the websites. The National Trust, who are the trustees of the cove on behalf of the Nation appear to be reluctant to guarantee that the piers will be repaired and restored to their former glory.