Mevagissey in South Cornwall is a tranquil fishing town where fishermen still mend their nets on the quayside. Narrow cobbled streets lined with whitewashed holiday cottages lead down to the unusual double harbour where boats bob about in the indigo water.

The town has grown from the traditional occupation of pilchard fishing and was once the haunt of smugglers and pirates. Today you can enjoy the catch of the day pulled straight from the water and served up in one of the wonderful cafés or restaurants and you can browse the boutique shops and art galleries for a memento of this inspirational little town.

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Did you know

Mevagissey Feast Week has commenced on 29th June for hundreds of years and is the oldest tradition in the county. It is a weeklong event featuring music, exhibitions, parades, and a huge fireworks display to end the celebrations.

Cottages in Mevagissey (36)

Must see

Lost Gardens of Heligan There's over 200 acres of mysterious gardens and estate to explore.

Mevagissey Museum This building dates back to 1745 and is packed full of interesting exhibits.

World of Model Railways This is one of Cornwall's favourite tourist attractions and is great for the whole family.

Things to do near Mevagissey

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Places near Mevagissey

  • Carlyon Bay

    A stretch of beautiful beaches and stunning sea views.

  • St Austell

    With the Eden Project and much more, St Austell has a lot to offer.

  • Roseland

    Beautiful part of South Cornwall with calm waters and green spaces.

  • Fowey

    Postcard perfect harbour town with a castle, foot ferry and boats.

  • Polruan

    Opposite Fowey in South Cornwall, Polruan is a small fishing village.

  • Lostwithiel

    Full of enriching history and award-winning markets hiding unique treasures.

  • Portscatho

    Portscatho is a rural coastal escape with beaches galore nearby.

  • Truro

    A large Cornish town with a wealth of shops and waterside walks.

  • Polperro

    Polperro has secret coves and a beautiful fishing village.

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