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Situated on the South Cornish coastline, Mevagissey is a picturesque,
traditional working, fishing village .....
Its labyrinth of narrow, winding streets, white washed cottages
nestling in the hillside surrounding the village, picture postcard harbour
and its wonderful selection of gift shops and galleries, make
Mevagissey a very popular choice with tourists wishing
to discover the real Cornwall........

Inner Harbour

Outer Harbour
to Chapel Point

Mevagissey is centrally located, making it the ideal base for those wishing to visit all areas of Cornwall
and indeed parts of Devon and Dartmoor as day trips.......
All destinations are within easy reach by car, or,
for those who would prefer to leave the car behind and simply use public transport,
there is a good reliable bus service into St Austell, where you are able to catch a bus
to all tourist destinations, or, of course the train.....
If you prefer to walk, the stunning coastal path is also very easily accessible,
with breathtaking walks in both directions......
or for those wishing to soak up the sun and relax,
some of Cornwalls most beautiful coves and beaches are within a few miles
and can be reached either along the coastal footpath or by car......
if you prefer the open seas, why not take a boat trip from the harbour for a days fishing
or simply to see the sights......
Several of Cornwalls most famous gardens are less than 15 minutes drive including the
'Eden Project'
and the 'Lost Gardens of Heligan' which is easily walkable up through Heligan Woods.....


Beach & Castle

Gorran Haven


The neighbouring villages of Pentewan, Portmellon & Gorran Haven are just a few minutes drive,
or accessible along the coastal footpath....they all have safe sandy beaches,
facilitites for refreshment and of course a village pub....
Caerhays Beach & Castle is a little further, although still walkable, but has no facilitites other than the beach shop and cafe.....
Mevagissey Beach, Polstreath, is a long sandy, rocky beach
and is accessed from the coastal path heading towards Pentewan.....
There are around 200 steps down to the beach, but it is well worth the effort.....
There are no facilitites at the beach, so go prepared......
Mevagissey village however, has plenty of wonderful restaurants, cafes and
pubs, where you will be able to sample the very best cuisine,
as well as the local 'St Austell' beer.

It is the perfect place to enjoy the 'continental atmosphere', of an
evening stroll around the harbour & shops,
which stay open late during those warm Cornish summer evenings.....



There is plenty for visitors to see and do in Mevagissey.....
there is the Harbour Aquarium, the World of Model Railways, fascinating for both young and old!.....
art galleries and a wonderful selection of shops selling Cornish crafts.
Deep-sea & Shark fishing trips, sea fishing from the harbour wall, sightseeing boat trips,
including the passenger ferry to Fowey .....
The working harbour of course is a must....
here you can watch the activities of the local fisherman
as they bring in their daily catch, or mend their nets on the quayside, still using the
ancient skills taught done through the centuries.



At the end of June, Mevagissey celebrates
'Feast Week',
which is based on religion and St. Peters Day, the patron saint of Fisherman.....
The village is decked with lights and flags
and the weeks events include various evening activities, such as the
Mevagissey Male Voice Choir, the flora dance, which takes place through the village streets,
various water activites, a funfair and a grand carnival and firework display on the last day.....
If you are thinking of visiting during our mild winters, Mevagissey is not to be missed around Christmas & New Year.
Once again the village is decked with twinkling lights and on New Years Eve,
it is the Cornish Tradition to parade the streets and pubs in fancy dress,
the costumes have to be seen to be believed..... it is a very special night out, ending with a
magical firework display across the bay from the outer harbour......

Feast Week

Village Sign

Inner Harbour

Historically, the first recorded mention of Mevagissey, dates back to 1313
when the village was known as Porthhilly.....
Towards the end of the 17th c, it merged with the hamlet of Lamorek to make a new village, Mevagissey,
which was named after two Irish Saints, St Meva and St Issey......
During that period, the main source of income for the village, was obtained mainly from
Pilchard fishing and smuggling.....
Not only did the pilchard fishing provide work and income for the local people,
but they were able to use the oil from the pilchards, to run the Mevagissey Power Station.
The power station was built in 1895, primarily for the running of the lighthouse,
but, there was sufficient power generated, to enable the village to be the first place
in the country to have electric street lighting...according to the locals!

Mevagissey Parliament

Mevagissey Fishermen

Visitors to Mevagissey village will find that it caters for all your daily basic needs....there is a small minimarket, two newsagents, fruit and veg shop, bread shop, hardware shop, post office, doctors surgery & chemist, bank and cash point machines, a wide selection of gift shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, two fish and chip shops and a homemade cornish pasty shop......The nearest garage is in Pentewan just a two minute drive.
There are five car parks, all within a few minutes walk of the harbour and with no hills to climb!
There is a regualr bus service to St Austell town centre and railway station and two taxi firms.

St Austell just a 10 minute drive, is your nearest large town with all the facilities you may require, including cinema, leisure centre with swimming pool, supermarkets, golf course and of course shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs......



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