Discover Mevagissey: Cornwall’s South Coast Gem
Tucked away on the pretty southern coast of Cornwall, the traditional fishing village of Mevagissey is a peaceful and idyllic destination.
Narrow streets and colourful cottages line the picture-postcard twin harbour, which is dotted with an array of working boats. A heavenly location for seafood lovers, many of the village’s restaurants specialise in temptingly fresh fish.
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To help you discover more about Cornwall’s south coast gem, we’ve put together this local guide to Mevagissey and the surrounding areas.
Watch dolphins play from the Mevagissey to Fowey ferry
Running daily throughout the summer months, the Mevagissey to Fowey passenger ferry offers the perfect opportunity to take in the beautiful south Cornish coastline. With a plethora of independent shops, cafés and restaurants, the charming harbourside town of Fowey makes a lovely day trip. Remember to watch out for dolphins and basking sharks as you sail across St Austell Bay. More details on the timetable can be found here.
Raise a glass at Bosue Vineyard
One of the prettiest vineyards in Cornwall, Bosue is just a ten minute drive from Mevagissey. Open on certain days throughout the summer, many Bosue wines have won both national and regional awards. Take a walk through the vines, discover the story behind this family-run vineyard then enjoy a wine tasting overlooking the beautiful Cornish countryside.
Walk to the golden sands of Pentewan beach
Just around the coastline from Mevagissey is Pentewan beach, which can be reached within a forty minute stroll or a five minute drive. This sandy bay is reasonably sheltered, and perfect for swimming, surfing, windsurfing and canoeing. If you need a quick refuel, Hubbox is set right on the edge of the beach and specialises in American style street food. For something a touch more traditional, head to the Little Bay Café for a delectable Cornish cream tea.
Pamper yourself at the Bathhouse and Soapery
Set in the heart of Mevagissey, the family-run Bathhouse and Soapery specialise in handmade soaps and natural skincare. With an emphasis on eco-friendly processes and packaging, this little boutique shop is ethical as well as indulgent. These luxurious local products make great gifts for family and friends.
Get active at the UK’s first ever football golf course
A truly unique activity for the whole family to enjoy, Cornwall Football Golf combines the best features of both sports. Using the same rules as golf, players are tasked with kicking footballs into giant holes whilst overcoming hazards and obstacles along the way. Situated just a 20 minute drive from Mevagissey, this makes an unbelievably fun day out.
Savour the freshest seafood at Mevagissey’s Salamander Restaurant
Serving beautifully fresh and locally caught seafood, this little bistro is popular with locals and visitors alike. Hidden amongst Mevagissey’s narrow streets, the Salamander sources all of its produce from local businesses. We’d recommend trying their catch of the day, which is always expertly prepared.
Explore the Pentewan Valley by bike
Running from St Austell to Mevagissey is a picturesque and traffic-free cycle and walking path. The trail follows an old railway line and takes you alongside St Austell River and through a section of tranquil woodland. If you’d like to hire bikes rather than bring them with you, Pentewan Valley Cycle Hire stock a large range and are based near Pentewan beach. Before picking up your bikes, either leave your car in the public carpark or enjoy the 40 minute walk from Mevagissey.