Mevagissey is a traditional, working, Cornish fishing village with an inner and outer harbour and plenty of places to eat, drink, and shop. Visitors may also wish to visit the aquarium in the old lifeboat house or wander round the village's local history museum.
Nearby attractions include the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the China Clay Country Park, Eden Project, and St. Austell Brewery Visitor Centre. A ride on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway behind a steam engine is also recommended.
Accommodation of all sorts is available in or near the village, from cosy B&B to exclusive hotels or self-catering in flats, cottages, or caravans. Further information can be found on the Mevagissey Tourist Information website www.mevagissey-cornwall.co.uk or by telephoning: 01726 844440.
Mevagissey has a good range of restaurants from traditional fish & chips and good pub food to gourmet restaurants, including Portuguese and sea food cuisine. Visitors will also find tea and coffee shops and of course Cornish pasties can be bought hot in the village.
Shops in Mevagissey include artists studios, Philip Gardner's pottery, local hand-made jewellery at Avellana Crafts and Marie Morrison Designs, the By-the-Bay craft shop, the RNLI shop and many more selling everything from beach goods to food & drink. Pampering treatments, crystals, herbal products and the like can be found at the Holistic Mermaid and the village has it's own specialist Celtic, Pagan, & Goth shop, the Lavender Pillow.
Not least, Capt. Jack Crow has opened his pirate's cabin and supplies everything you might need for a spot of buccaneering! But beware! You might get press-ganged at the Whit weekend when the pirates hold a festival of swashbuckling demonstrations and sea-shanty singing!
For more information you can visit the village's web site: www.mevagissey-welcome.com