Mevagissey Holiday Cottages
Did you know... Fishing remains one of the chief occupations in Mevagissey?
The pretty Cornish town of Mevagissey retains a nostalgic feel that relaxes its visitors, and its working harbour and old fashioned buildings have the character of a traditional fishing town. Close to Fowey, Mevagissey holidays can be spent exploring narrow mazes of streets, sampling fresh fish restaurants and visiting quirky tourist shops. Blue Chip Holidays’ Mevagissey holiday cottages place their guests at the centre of this friendly area’s historic town, traditions and surrounding beauty.
- When the pilchard industry was rife, street lighting was powered by pilchard oil
- The name, Mevagissey, is believed to derive from two Saints, Meva and Issey
- Much of the coastline adjacent to Mevagissey is cared for by the National Trust
Mevagissey Tourist Information
A stay in a Mevagissey holiday cottage is perfect for family holidays or a romantic getaway! The town’s beauty remains unspoilt, and the views of the small boats perched in the harbour could be the same appreciated by generations before us. Despite its traditional coastal charm, those who peer into Mevagissey’s history will discover shadowy tales of smugglers which are guaranteed to capture the imaginations of younger visitors.
With its close sandy beaches and coves, nearby attractions and fascinating secrets, holidays in Mevagissey are bound to be spent discovering its treasures and enjoying traditional seaside fun. Guests may wish to bear in mind that the last week in June each year is Feast Week, where there will be celebrations in the streets and family entertainment to join in.
Mevagissey Family Attractions
Those who choose family holidays in Mevagissey will find plenty of attractions to choose from. The Victorian Lost Gardens of Heligan stretch for 57 acres and are filled with original plants, summer houses, a crystal grotto and many more long-forgotten secrets restored in 1991. The gardens are open all year round and are sure to inspire even those without green fingers.
A visit to the sea life aquarium at Mevagissey harbour offers the opportunity to get up close to some of the life found in the surrounding waters – based in a former lifeboat station, this attraction gives an insight into the town’s fishing connections. Mevagissey is also a great resort from which to explore some of Cornwall’s other destinations, with St Austell just six miles away and The Eden Project eight miles. A ferry service operates between Mevagissey and Fowey, so why not take the 35 minute trip to explore this neighbouring town?
Beach Holidays in Mevagissey
The selection of safe, sandy beaches surrounding the town make Mevagissey beach holidays popular year after year. Close, family-friendly beaches include Polstreath, just fifteen minutes walk away, Pentewan – a lengthy shingle beach around a mile away from the town, and Gorran Haven, with its easy access, good fishing and many facilities remains a firm favourite.
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Eating Out in Mevagissey
The winding streets of Mevagissey are lined with restaurants and fish and chip shops all sourced from the town’s own fishermen – so breaks in self-catering Mevagissey holiday cottages are the perfect excuse to indulge in truly fresh seafood and the area’s trove of cafes, inns and restaurants.
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