This museum is a real gem, documenting the port’s rich history, full of information, historic pictures and it even has a Cornish kitchen complete with Cornish range cooker, Clome oven (where you had to light the wood in it to heat it, then rake the wood out and cook with the heat left in it. Other artefacts on view include a Cider Press, manacles,...more
An outer harbour was added in 1888, but the walls and lighthouse were washed away in the great blizzard in 1891. The outer walls were rebuilt and completed by 1897. Since then more expensive work has been carried out to maintain the harbour, culminating in £1.25 million spent in 1998 to strengthen the outer pier.July 2011more
Polkirt Hill, Mevagissey, PL26 6UX, United Kingdom
Good for: Families
It was a little rainy during our visit to Mevagissey, the Harbour Tavern looked really warm and inviting so we decided to call in for brunch. Situated right on the waterside, we had a great view of the harbour while deciding what to eat. We opted for a small English breakfast. The service was really good and the breakfast was delicious.more
Surrounded by murals of Mevagissey harbour and the mystic association between Cornwall and King Arthur, diners will enjoy meals such as, Baked chicken breast, Beef stroganoff and rice or even Avocado and King prawn salad. With fish dishes being the restaurants main characteristics, grilled sea bass in rich chili sauce and fillet of cod topped with...more
They occasionally have live music down at the harbour,when we were there it was the Devon and Cornwall Police band, and very good they were too.All dressed up up in their smart uniforms.Later they played in the village hall and performed an evening concert. No need to get dressed up for this one as it is open air, no dress code required,wether you...more
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A great way to see Mevagissey is by arriving in your own boat. There are a few moorings inside the Outer Harbour (these are fore and aft moorings), but you may have to raft up in the high season. One set are just inside the entrance, on the right, and another set are over the far side adjacent to the quayside and near the aquarium. Fees are very...more
If you have time to spare, why not take the ferry from Mevagissey to Fowey, and return. The Ferry runs throughout the year, and in the summer months there are up to 6 sailings a day, the most being from the middle of July until early September. The ferry operates from the Western breakwater (Lighthouse Quay), and the journey takes about 35...more
The closest to the quay of 3 car parks within Mevagissey although care is required if you drive a very wide car, due to the very narrow streets, this is an open air ground level car park.Pay and DisplayLong StayCapacity: 50 carsMonday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm2 Hours: £3.50River Street, Mevagissey PL26 6UBJuly 2011more
Fowey -A town which has inspired many artists and writers, including Daphne du Maurier, best remembered perhaps for her 'Rebecca', 'Jamaica Inn' and 'Frenchman's Creek'. Enjoy a leisurely "Du Maurier's Fowey" or "Historical Fowey" walk with morning coffee/cream tea overlooking the harbour in one of the leading hotels or exclusive clubs. Optionally...more
Mevagissey is full of quaint shops, some quite old and others more modern. But you won't find any large retail outlets here. Do watch what you buy, or rather how much you pay. I bought some postcards (for VT Members) in one shop, which were 10 pence each, or 10 for 75 pence. The same cards in another shop were 15 pence each!more
Some kind of celebration has been held in Mevagissey for hundreds of years and was originally held in December. However this coincided with a busy fishing period and so in 1752 Mevagissey adopted St Peter as its patron saint and has held a festival to celebrate this date 29th June ever since. Feast Week which marks the feast of St Peter and the...more
Forget the Cornish Pasties you see in the Supermarkets,Try a real Cornish PastieThey were originally designed for tin Miners as a complete meal.I am sucker for them,and will eat at least one a day when I am there.The origins of the Cornish Pasty go back into the mists of time, but probably developed from the simple diet of Cornish people hundreds...more
Of course everybody should know that Cornish pasties are THE thing to eat here.Originally designed as the miner's working lunch - the pastry would have a thick crust, enabling it to broken open by grimy hands and would have contained sweet and savoury contents such as meat/potato and apple.These days the cornish pasties come in all sorts of...more
Although seen as a major part of the holiday scene, Seagulls are becoming very menacing in many holiday locations, swooping down on people, and snatching food from their hands, etc. We were strolling along the quayside with wonderful fish and chips, and the seagulls were very menacing. One swooped down on Mary's head, much to the 'delight' of an...more
With Over 200 acres of superb working Victorian gardens and pleasure grounds together with a magnificent complex of walled gardens. Summerhouses, lawns, lakes and ponds, huge productive gardens and fruithouses, and 22-acre subtropical jungle, are just some of the delights of this “Sleeping Beauty”. Heligan Home Farm and pioneering Horsemoor Hide...more
see my must do link Go early to both places to avoid the rush.Allow half aday for Heligan Gardens and allow a full day for The Eden Project at a leisurely pace. If its a nice day go to either , if its raining avoid Heligan Gardens and go to the Eden Project.I have attached a link for both on my must see link .more
These comments are for anybody thinking of taking a boat with them.Holdall with tools ,spare sparkplug,VHF Marine handheld radio,Inshore flares,mobile phone but make sure the network covers that area,not all networks work in Mevagissey or they didnt do in 2003.and the one thing people tend to forget is a: Spare wheel for your trailer and wheel...more
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From Land's End to John O'Groats - see and hear the extraordinary and amazing stories of the 'End to Enders' who have made this incredible journey.A whole new journey into wonder. Our world famous multi-sensory show has been reborn into the 21st century. Return to the Last LabyrinthAmazing tales of heroism, skulduggery and adventure told anew. An...more
Nowhere in Mevagissey can really be classed as 'Off the beaten path'. But do walk out to the Lighthouse (more of a light beacon really), on the Southern breakwater, and look at the waves along the Cornish Coastline. Since my last visit to Mevagissey there has been some rebuilding here, and it is now possible to access the outer part of the...more
Boating or Fishing near Mevagissey is not a problem,I took my 9ft dingy with me and fished outside the Harbour at Mevagissey,
there is a public slipway in the bay of Portmellon, if you look at the sea it is to the right of Mevagissey go over the hill and the bay is on your left.
Below i have put a link for tidetables for Mevagissey,should you wish to venture out.
By the way if you do ,you do not need to go far to catch mackeral ,I caught most of mine just outside the harbour to the right as you look out to sea, approx 400yds out from the sea wall.
You can also get tidetables from the harbour office or the tackle shop.
Equipment: If you dont want to take a boat for fishing there is a boat hire company that hires out dingys with outboards big enough for four people.try it they also supply small spinners on board ,but I would take my own rod and feather for mackeral.
A tip on cooking mackeral,wrap them in tin foil and throw them on the barbi,no need for anything else as they are an oily fish.
Lovely I can just taste it now.
Details for the tackle shop,who also arrange Shark Fishing Trips is below:
Shark Fishing Trips
West Wharf Mevagissey 01726 843430
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.more
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...more
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...more