Cash machines and ATMs
Favorite thing: There aren't any bank cash machines in Mevagissey.
If you looking for cash for that must have ice cream by the harbour, then its better to plan ahead and go to the post office during the day when it's still open.
If the post office is shut, then try the Mevagissey News which has a machine inside. This however charges you per transaction.
- Budget Travel
Favorite thing: Whenever you visit Mevagissey you will always find something different; the state of the tide, weather, or just different buildings. We sat here, near the Eastern breakwater, eating our lunch (fish and chips of course), and watched the boats in the outer harbour. The water was just so clear, and just like a mill pool.
And, for any boating enthusiasts amongst you intending to visit by sea, the current Harbour Dues are £15.00!! I don't know if that's for an hour or a day, but be warned, it's not cheap.
Favorite thing: My opinion between Devon and Cornwall,
Devon has the Countryside and Cornwall has the Beaches.
Just one thing to remember, nothing happens quickly in Cornwall, so dont be suprised to see notices like:Gone Surfing,
or Gone Fishing not open to-day.
There is a certain shop in Mevagissey that YOU will find if you look,that is a bit of an oddity but great fun to look around,I wont spoil it by telling you the name,but dont be suprised if there is a sign on the door saying:I cant be bothered to-day,try working out when he is open ,because we couldnt figure it out.Sells a lot of collectors items.
Fondest memory: The Seagulls are my fondest memory,we used to love listening to them sing.
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
Favorite thing: Walk along the righthand quay, towards the breakwater, and you will see the old Lifeboat Station. This building now houses a local Aquarium, displaying (they say) locally caught fish and other sea creatures.
I didn't go in, but Mary and our friends did. They say it's quite interesting, but it will take you no longer than 10 or 15 minutes to see everything.
costs are (Aug 2003): 70 pence for Adults and 30 pence for Children.
- Family Travel
Blue Skies and a tiny beach
Favorite thing: Don't come to Mevagissey expecting to laze on the miles of golden, sandy beaches! What you see in the photo here, is almost all of the beach. And when the tide's high, there's no beach at all.
I have to laugh here, because of the sign that says: 'NO DOGS on the beach'. I was ashamed to see the beach in such a state, with rubbish everywhere, and thick seaweed, that someone in authority could have easily had cleaned up. It rather lets the rest of the town down in my opinion.
And, yes, dogs are not allowed on this beach!
Favorite thing: All of Mevagissey is picturesque, and nowhere more so than the harbour. Here is my brother (VT member 'videoking'), standing on the harborside, admiring the view. My family actually lived here in Mevagissey for a short while during the War, before moving to Port Isaac, on the north coast.
Do pick a calm day for your visit here. Both north and south coasts can be very foggy in the summer months. Try to visit when the weather is settled, and the wind is blowing offshore.
Favorite thing: There are inner and outer harbours to the little fishing village of Mevagisey.
The inner harbour dates back to 1774, and the outer harbour to 1888. Unfortunately the outer harbour walls were washed away in the storms of the great blizzard in March 1891 but were rebuilt and completed in 1897.
Fondest memory: I loved this view from the outer harbour of the lighthouse. It was getting a bit stormy looking out at sea but the light was still playing on the waves and if it wasn't so cold I could have watched the waves for hours!
Inns of Mevagissey
Favorite thing: There are several inns and cafes to while away your time in if the weather is inclement.
The olde worlde inns, like The Fountain, which dates from the15th century, were once the haunts of cornish smugglers.
The meaning of Mevagissey
Favorite thing: The name originates in the old Cornish dialect for "Meva-ag-issey", which means "the towns of Meva and Issey". Meva and Issey were two 6th century Irish missionaries who came to convert the area to Christianity.
The town of St Meva and St Issey was first recorded in 1313 but broze age burial urns at nearby Portmellon provide evidence of earlier settlements here.
Narrow roads - No Parking!
Fondest memory: The roads leading downto the harbour are really narrow so don't try parking here. It easier to park just outside town and walk into Mevagissey down to the harbour - only takes a couple of minutes and less hassle.