If you are looking for a traditional Cornish village, then Mevagissey is the place for your next holiday. This fishing village holds all of the character and charm of days gone by and is the perfect place to go for a short getaway or a longer holiday set in the beautiful Cornish countryside. Mevagissey is located in Cornwall, United Kingdom and boasts the beautiful Mevagissey Bay.

This town has a colorful history dating back hundreds of years. Originally a fishing village with narrow streets and shops and homes alike nestled together on the hills surrounding the village, you will find to your delight they are still there for your needs. When you visit the town of Mevagissey you can almost imagine that you have stepped back in time to days of the past, where computers and 21st century gadgets don't exist. Mevagissey has a history that dates back to the Bronze Age. It was supposedly named after two saints; Saint Meva and Saint Issey. During the latter part of the 18th century a port was built there and trade began to be prevalent in the area. There was also a harbor built at this time which is still there today. This harbor is one of the historic sites that can be visited by tourists while in the picturesque town of Mevagissey. It still stands today, just as it did in the 1790s and can offer you the same view as those of our ancestors.

There are a number of things to do while visiting Mevagissey. If you are interested in history you can simply walk around the town and take in the sites. At night, the harbour offers a wonderful trip. The lights of the boats in the harbour can be breathtaking as darkness takes over the sky and the lights of the various boats begin to sparkle. Many of the boats are fishing boats registered by those that live in the village of Mevagissey. This is how they gain their livelihood and take care of their families. Many having followed in the footsteps of their fathers and grandfathers before them. Some of the boats in the harbour are large yachts owned by others such as your self who find it a wonderful place to vacation and keep their boats. There are also numerous shops on the narrow streets that will remind you of days gone by. Many of these shops are run by families that have owned the same shop for generations. You can find almost anything that you might need or want after perusing the various shops in Mevagissey. Just imagine the history that can surround you as you visit a local shop manned by the descendents of those from times of the past. If you find yourself needing a break from the shopping of boat viewing, there are more sedentary activities that you can do. Perhaps you want to ride the local ferry for a minimal price and see the views from the sea. The ferry operates almost daily and can give you a scenic view of the coast of Mevagissey.

If you find that you are hungry after all of your activities, there are numerous restaurants and pubs available for you in the scenic town of Mevagissey. Many of these offer fantastic views of the Mevagissey Bay. Imagine dining on the local catch of the day as you tell your family and friends about your favorite activity you've enjoyed during your stay at Mevagissey. If you enjoy seafood, you are in the right place at Megavissey. Most of the local restaurants and even pubs will offer a catch of the day fresh from the sea. If you want to enjoy some nightlife then you can visit one of the many pubs located on the historic streets of Mevagissey. Many of the pubs offer food as well as drink. Some of the Mevagissey pubs even offer live entertainment, such as local bands. This is a wonderful way to enjoy your stay in the Mevagissey area and see how the locals rewind after a day of work in the traditional fishing village of Mevagissey.

There are a number of different types of accommodations available to you while staying in Mevagissey. Whether you enjoy the luxury of a beautiful hotel or enjoy the privacy of your own cottage or home, you can find it in Mevagissey. It is important to stay where you feel comfortable to make sure that you have an enjoyable experience on your journey to Mevagissey. There are numerous hotels in the area ranging from small ones that offer a personal touch to larger hotels featuring restaurants and shops inside. Both types of hotels can quarantine that you have a wonderful visit to the Mevagissey area. If you want to have a view of the harbour and water, make sure that you remember to ask for this when making your reservations. If this is unavailable or if you prefer a different type of view, remember the beauty of gazing out at the narrow streets and beautiful buildings of days gone by. The lights of the city and harbour will offer a beautiful and moving view to you on those longs nights of holiday, no matter what type of room you choose. If you enjoy staying on your own in the comfort of a cozy cottage or even a small mansion, you can find tons of cottages and even larger homes that are available to rent. Most of these are available to rent for the week or even by the month. This is often a much less expensive alternative than the traditional hotel if you are planning on taking an extended holiday in the Mevagissey area. Staying in a self-serving accommodation can also offer you the freedom of cooking your own meals, if you enjoy doing so. A quick search on the internet including the words Mevagissey hotels or Mevagissey self-service accommodations can help you find what you are looking for. If you prefer roughing it a bit more, there are camping spots available on the outskirts of Mevagissey. This is often the least expensive way of visiting an area, but can provide some amenities as well. Some of the campsites also offer caravans/campers available to rent. These caravans offer full service bathrooms and a more affordable way to stay on a holiday in the Mevagissey area.

If you want to step back in time and get in touch with the past, then Mevagissey is the place for you. It is the perfect blend of old and new. Whether you want to walk on the narrow streets of the past, or go to the harbour and check out the beautiful new yachts teaming with the intelligence of the 21st century, you can enjoy both in the quaint seaside town of Mevagissey.


Bed & Breakfast
Boslinney Barn,Trevinney Farmhouse,Wild Air,Kerthua Park,Greystones, andBay View Guesthouse, are lovely homey B&B cottages.

The Saltings, Nere Court, Turnstone, Pollys Apartment, Cobblestones, and Avalon, will be happy to accommodate you.

Tregarton Park andRiver Valley Park Holiday will offer you attractive caravans to camp in.

The Fountain Inn,Alvorada Restaurant,Salamander Restaurant,Wreckers,The Celtic Knot,Ship Inn andCellar Bar, will satisfy your cravings for fresh sea food and real ale.

Rustic Magic
With its raw natural beauty, and charming Cornish culture, this village is Celtic spell come to life! The rustic magic and mood of Mevagissey will leave you entranced...

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A variety of attractions and a spectacular coastline await visitors at Mevagissey, Cornwall. A pretty old town with rows of galleries, cafeterias, pubs, restaurants and many more shops nestled within its narrow streets. Mevagissey brings in excitement and celebrations during the Feast Week, which occurs in June. Mevagissey is a paradise for lovers of fish and chips with a busy fishing fleet in its harbour. More fish, this time only on display, amongst other artifacts and relics is kept at the Folk Museum in the old lifeboat house. The World of Railways Exhibition in Mevagissey is highly recommended for visitors who happen to wander to this part of Cornwall. All this and more can be experienced in Mevagissey.