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MEVAGISSEY


Mevagissey is a very popular tourist village in Cornwall as well as being a fishing port.  The Cornish name for the village is  Lannvorek.  It is approximately 5 miles from the town of St Austell.  There is an inner and outer harbour  although fishing is not so important now as the tourist trade. The tourist trade is very obvious to anybody that has visited Mevagissey on a busy tourist day and witnesses the tourists in some narrow streets.
Although there may have been a Bronze Age settlement in the village the first recorded mention of Mevagissey was  in 1313 AD. Really the village has come from the merging of two places being  Porthhilly and Lamoreck.  A search for holiday cottages  can be made on our home page.
The name of Mevagissey is derived from the two saints of  St Meva and  St Issey , the naming of places after saints being commonplace in Cornwall.  There was a medieval quay a long time ago. There is a harbour which has been given charitable status.
Mevagissey has a Feast Week  celebration in June every year in which there  are entertainments including floral dances and a carnival.
Mevagissey has been classified as an   "Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty".  
The village is not too far from the popular town of Newquay.
The village  has a Tourist Information Centre and an  Aquarium..

Harbour
Harbour
 Harbour
Harbour


Harbour
Aquarium
Harbour
Aquarium


Picture including pretty building
Picture including building