There are so many different types of activities to do in Mevagissey that you can guarantee that no one will be bored. For thrill seekers, we have lots of water activities, for the outward bound type we have great walks, cycle paths and famous gardens.

We have lots of indoor activities including a free aquarium and museum. Of course, if shopping is your thing then we have a wide range of thriving independents. If all that sounds too taxing you can simply sit on the harbour wall and watch the world go by.

Activities on the water

Fishing trips

Catching Congar Eels on a fishing trip, activities

Aquila Charters
Bessie Vee
Mevagissey Boat Trips

Boat Hire

Boats, activities

Most of the companies listed under Fishing Trips can arrange self hire.  Alternatively, check out pop up hire on the harbour itself.


Mevagissey Ferry

A fabulous ways to view the bay and the wildlife is the Mevagissey to Fowey foot passenger ferry.  Dolphins, basking sharks, seals and sun fish are regularly sighted.

Starts running April 2018

Mevagissey Ferry


Rock pooling, activities

Free activities are the best and who doesn’t enjoy crabbing off the harbour at high tide, or rock pooling at low tide. Come and explore our minibeasts.




Paddleboarding, activities

Travel over to Pentewan for a wide range of watersport activities.


Cornwall Watersports 
Dingy sailing
Stand Up Paddleboarding



Hurley Books
Shark Tackle Shop
Marie Morrison Jeweller
Coastal Bride
Mevagissey News
Boots the Chemists
Bathhouse & Soapery


Quay Craft
Dead Eye Jacks
On the Rocks
The Leather Shop
Harbour Trading
Lavender Pillow
The Corner Shop
Sylvia’s Emporium

Art Galleries

David Weston
Lonely Coast Gallery
Pottery Shop

Food & Drink

Digby’s Sweet Shop
Moore’s Fruit & Veg
The Cornish Fudge Shop
Big Belly Deli


La Cote
Fat Face
Willow Trading
Jenny Aves



Aquarium, activities

Mevagissey Aquarium

Free Entry
Opening Hours: April – September, 10 – 5.
A must visit!


Mevagissey Museum, activities

Mevagissey Museum

Free Entry
Opening Hours: Easter – October, 11 – 5.
Lots to see


Model Railways

Mevagissey Model Railway, activities

World of Model Railways

Opening Hours: Easter – October, 10 – 5. Also Feb Half Term.
An activity for all generations.

St. Peter’s Church

St Peter's Church,activities

St. Peter’s Church

This is the oldest building in Mevagissey and with its graveyard offers a great insight into the history of Mevagissey.





Lilies at Heligan,activities


Open 364 days. Seasonal hours. 
Worth setting a day aside. Within walking distance of the village but it is quite a hill up. It’s a lovely walk back down.

Loads to do and see including the Jungle walk, formal walled kitchen gardens, Italian grottoes, wildlife hides, woodland walks, farmyard animals, evening theatre events. Also a great restaurant serving home grown food.

You can buy your tickets at a discount from us HERE or the Tourist Information Centre in Hurley Books


Eden Bee,activities


Open 364 days. Seasonal hours. Worth setting a day aside. It’s about 10 miles away and can be cycled to almost completely off road. The cycle path goes through the Pentewan valley and then through the old clay quarries.

This world famous site has been the setting for many films and continues to amaze. Enjoy the heat of the tropical biome with its waterfall or the relative cool of the meditteranean biome. Enjoy ice skating during the winter months or a concert in the summer. For the thrill seeker there is the zip wire. Fancy a bite to eat? Visit the restaurant for great locally produced food and drink.

Tickets can be purchased in advance, and at a discount from us. Just click HERE or call us on 01726 842200.


Caerhays Castle, activities


A very special spring garden.  The gardens will re-open 20th February to 18th June 2017. Even when the gardens are closed it’s worth a visit as it sits on the fabulous Porthluney Beach.

Others of note

Rhodos, activities


Pine Lodge Gardens St Austell
Poppy Cottage Garden Roseland
Lanhydrock House – Bodmin – NT 

Something different

The Holistic Mermaid


Alex works with individual clients to offer a truly holistic approach to health and wellbeing, in her relaxing therapy room in Mevagissey.

Therapies include; Aromatherapy Massage, Reiki and Reflexology.

Comprehensive details on our website at www.theholisticmermaid.co.uk 

St Mawes Kayaks


The best way to see Cornwall.

Beautiful scenery and crystal clear, sheltered waters of the Percuil River and creeks. You will see many species of birds and other wildlife. In a kayak you see things that can only be glimpsed from land and, because you are under paddle power, you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

If you want a bit more adrenaline, come for a blast aboard Paramour, our purpose built 8 passenger RIB. See the area at its best- from the water, and enjoy the exhilarating experience of a fast RIB.

Perhaps you require an evening pick-up in St. Mawes, Falmouth or elsewhere in the Carrick Roads? Why not take the RIB for lunch or dinner at one of the area’s famous waterside pubs and restaurants?

“Spent a couple of magical hours out on the kayaks, really helpful advice from Mark to follow a safe route to the lighthouse and back, the water was beautiful and clear with plenty of starfish and shells to spot. We used a double kayak for adult & 10 year old, and two single kayak for adult & 13 year old.”

07971 846786

St Mawes is about a 40 minute drive away.