Narrow streets and steep valley sides lead down to the centre of the old Mevagissey where the distinctive twin harbour provides a safe haven for the many fishing boats that land their daily catch of crab, lobster, plaice and bass. In typical picture postcard style, pubs, cafes, galleries and shops cluster around the harbour walls and line the pretty streets.
Named after two Irish saints, St Meva and St Issey, the village dates back to at least 1313 and during the 1800s Mevagissey prospered on the back of the abundant source of pilchards out to sea. Around the maze of streets you'll find plenty of seafood restaurants that the village is renowned for and there is nothing more sublimely Cornish than tucking into some local scallops and mackerel and ending the evening with a walk along the harbour wall with lights of the village twinkling on the water.
Mevagissey harbour has an easily accessible back wall which is great for fishing. You can catch mackerel, pollack and even the occasional bass. There's a tackle shop on the harbour for all your fishing needs including bait. Mevagissey beach or as it is better know, Polstreath beach is just to the north of the village. Dog friendly, but lots of steps to access.
Here are some great places to visit while you're in Cornwall. The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project, The Minack Theatre, St. Michaels Mount, Truro Cathedral, Fistral Beach Newquay, King Arthurs Castle at Tintagel, Lands End, The National Maritime Museum, Bodmin Moor and much more ....
A date for your diary, Mevagissey Feast Week 2019 - 23rd to 29th June.
Mevagissey Tide Times - Next High Tide: 19:08 ... Next Low Tide: 13:26