Mevagissey, Cornwall is an impossibly charming fishing village on the southern Riviera in Mid Cornwall, perfect for a relaxing holiday, where time seems to stand still and the stress of life can simply drift away with the cool sea breeze. The colourful seafront houses and twisting alleys give the village a timeless feel, hiding wonderful little galleries, fine restaurants and wonderfully traditional pubs.
Mevagissey is still a working fishing port, and few things are as peaceful as sitting in one of the many, colourful seafront cafes, restaurants or pubs, watching the trawlers go about their business and the sun gleaming off the blue waters of the ocean. If you would like to head out into the deep yourself, there are almost endless chances to go out mackerel fishing around the bay, and you can even join up on a shark fishing trip from holiday lets in Mevagissey.
There is an enormous amount to see on the coast adjacent to the village. There is so much of historical interest in the surrounding area that much of it is cared for by the National Trust. The Lost Gardens of Heligan are just minutes from holiday lets in Mevagissey, the Eden Project just 7 miles away at St Blazey, and the ruins of Portgiskey within walking distance of a Mevagissey holiday home.
The long sandy beach of Pentewan is an idyllic place to be on a sunny summer’s day. The beach can be found just a few miles from the village, or, if you are looking for a peaceful cove beach, there are a great number all along the coast to choose from. Famous beach towns, including the surfing mecca of Newquay and the famous beaches of Perranporth and Watergate Bay are all within easy reach of a Mevagissey cottage too.
Holiday lets in Mevagissey, Cornwall are an ideal base for exploring Cornwall’s most famous attractions. The world famous Eden Project is just 5 miles away, and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the National Maritime Museum and the Cornish Tate Gallery are all within a short drive of a Mevagissey holiday home.
Mevagissey is a remote village, which is much of the appeal. Therefore, you must put in a little effort to reach holiday lets in Mevagissey, the effort is well worth it. In order to get the very best from a Mevagissey holiday, having the use of a hire car is strongly advised.