ENJOY A VISIT TO THIS TRADITIONAL FISHING VILLAGE ON THE SOUTH COAST OF CORNWALL
Mevagissey is a traditional Cornish fishing village located on the South Cornish Coast and on the South West Coast Path. Mevagissey is approximately 8 kilometres south of St Austell and 12 kilometres from Portloe.
Mevagissey village centre consists of picture postcard narrow streets with many places to eat and shop. Pubs, cafes, galleries and shops cluster around the harbour walls and line the pretty streets. The outer areas are built on the steep slopes of the surrounding hillsides and are mostly residential.
The current harbour is built on the site of a medieval quay; the distinctive twin harbour provides a safe haven for the many fishing boats that land their daily catch of skate, lobster, plaice and sole. The harbour also offers tourist fishing trips and there is a regular summer passenger ferry to Fowey.
Each year at the end of June, Mevagissey celebrates Feast Week, a week of family fun, music, and floral dances through the streets; finally at the end of the week there is a carnival and a fireworks display.
Mevagissey is within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) which along with National Parks, are considered to be the most special landscapes in the country and belong to an international family of protected areas. It is a designation aimed at conserving and enhancing the natural beauty of the area.
The biggest local attraction is the Lost Gardens of Heligan but also nearby is the Eden Project and less than a forty minute drive away is Newquay and its surf beaches, Truro and Falmouth. Located at the top of the Roseland Peninsula Mevagissey is an ideal base to holiday in and explore Cornwall and the Roseland.