Mevagissey in Cornwall was the hub of its pilchard fishery several decades back and it has a fully operational harbor even today. The name itself is an amalgamation of the names of two saints, St Meva and St Issey.
This village is one of the most wonderful Cornish villages and is a perfect example of quaint, old world charm, which is clearly reflected in its landmarks and architecture.
Lost Gardens of Heligan is the recipient of multiple tourism awards and is a must when you visit Mevagissey and looking at the exotic gardens and estate teeming with wildlife and woodland sculptures, it is easy to guess why. Mevagissey Musuem can be a great outing for the family to know about the fascinating history of this village and to look at an authentic Cornish kitchen from up close! The Mevagissey Aquarium is another must-visit where you can check out the different varieties of marine life.
Great restaurants in Mevagissey
The Sharksfin is famous for its delicious and fresh seafood items – not to be missed out.
Tea on the Quay is a relatively new establishment, which is a family owned business, located on the quayside of the harbor.
The Harbor Tavern is a pub and restaurant with amazing views of the harbor, with a warm and friendly ambience.
Strolling through the streets, buying handmade craft items, peeking in at art galleries, having a bite in a cafe and popping into the gift shop… there are so many great opportunities for fun and recreation in Mevagissey.