Walk - Mullion & Poldhu
4.5 miles (7.3 km)
Mullion village car park - TR12 7HW Mullion village car park
Moderate - Mostly easy clifftop walking, with some steep-sided valleys and inland paths.
A short but delightful walk to the picturesque granite-harboured fishing hamlet at Mullion Cove, continuing past the sandy beach at Polurrian Cove and on to Poldhu Cove. The route passes the place where the country's first transatlantic wireless telegraphy signals were sent and travels on through a grassy paddock where John Wesley once preached. It is popular with birdwatchers in autumn, when the area's unusual colony of cliff-nesting house martins may attract the attentions of a passing bird of prey, such as the rare marsh harrier.
This walk is particularly good for dogs as it passes a beach and pub where dogs are welcome. Have a look at our Top Dog Walks on the South West Coast Path for more dog friendly beaches and pubs.
If you are starting the walk at Mullion Cove, follow the route directions from 5, picking them up again at 1 when you reach the car park in Mullion village.