Welcome to our wonderful village of Mevagissey. We hope that you find lots on our site to inspire you to visit. Enjoy browsing and if you have any questions then please get in touch
Mevagissey is all about the sea and there are lots of ways to explore it, from self-hire boats, powerboat trips, fishing trips to rock pooling or paddleboarding.
We have an excellent range of independent retailers who offer a wide diversity of services. We have gift shops, a bookshop, artist galleries, jewellers, fashion retail, as well as a greengrocer, fish stand and sweet shops.
Mevagissey is home to Britain’s Favourite Garden, The Lost Gardens of Heligan. One mile outside of Mevagissey it looks out over the village and sea. We are also lucky enough to be close to the world famous Eden Project about 10 miles away.
Within the village are a range of excellent places to visit with something to please every visitor; including an aquarium, museum, model railway and church.
Mevagissey is ideally placed on the south coast in mid Cornwall. So much of Cornwall is within an hour’s drive, that you may as well spend a few days exploring.
Eat, drink and be merry
We are blessed with six great pubs in the heart of Mevagissey. Each has its own personality and each is well worth a visit.
There is a great range of cafes in the village, some are licensed, some have great views, some run evening events. Some do all. All seem to do great hot chocolates.
We have a small range of restaurants that specialise in fine dining. Seafood is often a speciality. Straight from the sea on to your plate!
Can you think of anywhere better to eat than out in the fresh air watching the boats go by?
Somewhere to sleep
There is a wide range of accommodation with something to suit everyone. We have a range of B&B’s and hotels within the village which pride themselves on the highest standards.
There is a huge range of self-catering accommodation catering to every budget and need. Many are dog friendly. Most are available year round but have a minimum seven day booking in high season.
Beyond Mevagissey are a variety of campsites. They range from a tent in a field to fully serviced sites with private swimming pools.
Come Find Us
Use the postcode PL26 6UH. Ignore, ignore, ignore your satnav if it suggests you take the backroad to Pentewan via St Austell.
Spot On Cabs. 01726 77877 or 01726 66999.
Mevagissey Cars. 07513 774529.
Foot passenger ferry between Mevagissey and Fowey
Harbour Master: 01726 842496 (out of hours 01726 843305)
VHF radio: Calling Channel 14 & 16 Working Channel 14
We are on the National Cycle Route 3. This connects us to Heligan and Eden, mostly off road.
St Austell (7 miles) away is on the main London train line.
Bus No 24, to St Austell & Fowey every hour. Check timetable.
Get in touch
Manned during shop hours. Answerphone for out of hours queries
PLEASE NOTE – We are unable to send leaflets and brochures out by post.
Mevagissey Infomation Centre is located in Hurley Books
3, Jetty Street
Willow Car & Coach Park. Largest and the first you meet as you drive in on the St Austell road. Good for long stay. 01726 843258
Sunny Corner. Medium sized, first carpark in the one-way system. Good for long stay. 07771 571981
Church Street. Council short stay.
Harbour Carpark. Cheapest in the village but can be daunting for drivers as there are few passing spaces and no barriers from the sea.
Doctors Surgery Carpark. Council short stay.
The village surgery is just beyond the fruit and veg shop, 01726 843701. There is a minor injuries unit at St Austell and a large general hospital at Truro.
Several in St.Austell.
Boots the Chemist, Fore Street.
Jaks Hairdressing, Church Street. 01726 842777
Topknot, Cliff Street. 01726 842642
Visitors’ / Yacht Moorings
We welcome visiting yachts and will do our very best to accommodate them. Berths are available on the South pier, which is safe as long as the wind is not in the East. If wind is from the East and over force 3, it is strongly recommended to proceed to Fowey. In addition there are two trots of fore and aft cylindrical visitors’ buoys situated inside the harbour entrance, located on the north and south sides.
Fresh water is available from the inner harbour, however visiting boats must ask permission from the Harbour Office before entering the inner harbour. Visiting craft must not moor in the inner harbour.
For bilge keel yachts and twin hulls that can take the beach safely there is normally space available on the Sandy Beach on the east side of the West Quay.
Showers are available on the West Quay. Keys are available from the Harbour Office or a member of staff. The harbour master can be contacted on VHF channel 16, using channel 14 as a working channel, or telephone:
Harbour Office: 01726 843305
Out of hours:07486 471931
Our address is:
The Harbour Office
If required there is a boat builder and chandlery on the East Wharf. During the summer, buses run from outside the greengrocer to St. Austell every half-hour.
Visiting yachts: Up to 2 hours FREE. Longer at overnight rate.
Overnight: All visiting boats £14 including VAT.
No fuel is available to non-commercial vessels. Vessel landed waste: Please bring to Harbour Office. The harbour does not have facilities to accept sewage from slop tanks and would request all visiting boats to use their holding tanks until clear of the harbour. For further information or assistance please contact the Harbour Office or a member of staff.
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Ditch the car One of Mevagissey’s many attractions is that it sits at the end of the Clays to Coast trail. This is a mostly off road route all the way from Mevagissey to the Eden Project, with short diversions to Heligan, Pentewan and St Austell along the way. It’s about 28 miles there […]
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