This historic fishing village is famous for pilchards and plunder.

Thought to date back to 1313, Mevagissey has a rich nautical history- with an unbroken boat building tradition from the eighteenth century that began as a result of needing vessels for the smuggling trade.

The traditional cob and slate buildings create a colourful labyrinth of narrow medieval streets now brimming with interesting shops, art galleries and craft workshops - but were once perfect smugglers’ haunts.

Mevagissey’s idyllic twin harbour provides a picturesque setting to enjoy a spot of lunch from one of the many outstanding eateries that lie along the water’s edge. A great place to watch local fishermen unloading their day’s catch or fixing nets.

Fowey is a 30 minute ferry journey away – drink in the beautiful south coast and Cornish fresh air whilst watching out for dolphins.

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Mevagissey’s aquarium which is situated in the old lifeboat house – a free attraction showcasing the local species of fish, fantastic for children.

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The views from the harbour coast walk, zig-zagging streets, colourful cottages and uninterrupted horizons.