Mevagissey is a village and fishing port approx. Five miles south of St Austell.
In 2011 it had a population of 2000 approx. the inner and outer harbours have many boats with a thriving fishing industry. It is the second biggest fishing port in Cornwall.
Mevagissey has many narrow streets with shops and places to eat.
Mevagissey is home to 3 holy wells, brass well and lady’s well are situated in the manor the 3rd in the old vicarage.
The modern Cornish name is LANNVOREK, in the old days the main source of income was Pilchard fishing and smuggling.
The harbour was built on the site of a medieval Quay. The inner harbour was built in 1774 and the outer walls were rebuilt in 1897.
The RNLI moved their lifeboat station to mevagissey in 1889 but was closed in 1930.
Mevagissey lighthouse was built in 1896
Each year at the end of June mevagissey celebrates feast week with family fun, at the week there is a carnival and a fireworks display – a must for any family holiday in Cornwall.
The shallow harbour is regularly full of fishing boats, mevagissey has its own stretch of sand but you are not far from the main beaches.
From the harbour you can get mackerel fishing trips speed boat rides and the ferry.
Dolphins are regularly visitors to the coastal waters.
Things to do in Mevagissey
- The sea front Aquarium
- Mevagissey museum
- Mevagissey World of model railways
Mevagissey harbour is a working harbour, a seasonal ferry service links up to Fowey spring to summer.
The name mevagissey is derived from the two saints St Meva and St Issey