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Mevagissey

Mevagissey is a picturesque  and working fishing village dating from the 14th century where local fishermen still ply their trade.  The village has a maze of streets with a large selection of craft and touristy shops and delightful eating places (Wreckers Inn, Wheel House Restaurant, The Moorings Tea Rooms and many more). Plenty of parking space with 3 large car parks just a few minutes stroll from the harbour and shops and there usually  seems to be plenty of parking space, even during August.  The picturesque harbour (in fact  a double harbour) has a tiny adjacent beach area. Right on the harbourside  is a free Aquarium, well worth a visit,  which is especially interesting because it houses fish tanks displaying the fish available in the local waters (Dab, Bass, Edible Crab, Pollock, Whiting etc).  On the other side of the harbour is a folk museum.  From the harbour one can take the 50 seater passenger ferry to Fowey (a 35 minutes trip, tickets sold on board- approx May 21 to Oct 1).  Sea fishing trips for mackerell are available  and there is free fishing  from the harbour wall.  Also peasure boat trips; can hire a whole boat for about £17 (2007).  There is a Tourist Information Centre in Mevagissey.  After you have explored the town and harbour take the half a mile  coastal footpath (leading from the harbour) to Port Mellon  sandy  beach,  remembering to stop awhile at the top of the hill to admire the panoramic view over Mevagissey town and harbour.  After arriving at Port Mellon you will notice the pub (does food) next to the beach.
 
 

Mevagissey harbour
Mevagissey harbour Mevagissey harbour Mevagissey harbour
Mevagissey harbour Small beach area, Mevagissey harbour Street scene
Mevagissey acquarium Inside acquarium Acquarium fish display
Harbourside aquarium Inside the aquarium Fish tank displays , aquarium
Mevagissey tourist office
Boo Boo craft shop Street scene Tourist information office
Cafe restaurant Cafe
Cafe/restaurant Cafe