Polurrian Cove

  • Polurrian Cove
    © Ian Wool
  • Polurrian Cove
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    Polurrian Cove is located just beyond the headland to the north of the little harbour at Mullion Cove. It is definitely worth making the walk/climb up this headland to take in the view.

    The beach here is quite large at low tide when a fine expanse of golden sand is revealed. The high cliffs that flank the beach provide some shelter from the breeze, although the west-facing aspect means it often comes straight off the sea.

    This also means the beach picks up Atlantic swells often making for good surfing. During the summer months there is a lifeguard service - but only at weekends. So if you do fancy a dip take care or make sure it is on a weekend during the summer holidays.

    There isn't really a great deal in terms of facilities at Polurrian Cove itself. However, it is still a popular spot in the summer with both locals and visitors alike.

    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service

    RNLI lifeguard weekend cover from 7 July to 2 September

    Dogs friendly beach?

    Seasonal dog ban. 1st July to 31st August / 10am to 6pm

    dog friendly beaches »

    OS grid ref.

    SW 6691 1876


    Nothing in the way of facilities on the cove itself. Nearest toilets, shops etc are in Mullion village about 10 minutes walk away.


    nearest parking is in Mullion village, about 10 minutes walk from the beach.


    Marine Conservation Society Recommended