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Mevagissey on the south east coast of Cornwall is a fishing village with many narrow streets with shops, restaurants, cafes, craft shops and pubs.

The Harbour
The East and West Quays are early 18th century. The outer harbour and walls are late 18th century.

Folk Museum
The building was built in 1745 and used for boat building and repairs but now houses the museum. Displays include an Apple Crusher, Cider Press, horse-drawn rotating Barley Thresher and a Cornish kitchen with a working cloam oven. A collection of photographs depicting village life in the 19th and 20th century.

World of Model Railways
Has a display of over 30 trains travelling through different landscapes. Interactive buttons for lights, sound, and action.

Is housed in the old R.N.L.I. lifeboat house.

Events in Mevagissey:
Feast Week
Week long annual event held in June with demonstrations, live music, fish dishes to eat, choirs, bands, flora dances, children’s entertainment, competitions, parades, boat and raft races, a fete and firework display.

Beaches near Mevagissey:
Pentewan Beach
Sandy beach, ideal for swimming and all water sports, toilets and refreshments available from the Holiday Park

Sandy beach with some shingle. No facilities other than the local pub. No car park.

Small sandy beach, approx. 10-15 min walk from NT Car Park. No facilities

Gorran Haven/Little Perhaver
Popular sandy family beach, car park down a slight incline, beach shop and toilets.

Vault also known as Bow beach. (Gorran Haven)
Small sandy beach, this is unofficially used by naturists. No facilities

Great Perhaver
Sheltered beach. Car Park at Gorran Haven.

Small sand & pebble beach, reached via the coastal path, steep descent, unsuitable for pushchairs & wheelchairs

Porthluney Beach
Sandy beach, car park, toilets and cafe.

Places to visit:
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
The old derelect gardens on the Tremayne estate were discovered and so the project began to bring them back to life, that was back in the 1990's.

Caerhays House and Gardens
The estate overlooking Porthluney Cove has a castle, woodlands and gardens. To visit please consult their website.

Villages nearby:
Once a small port for local stone and china clay. The harbour dates from medieval times but was rebuilt during the early 19th century when it was mainly a fishing village. Now the harbour is cut off from the sea. Some of the older buildings in the village and the harbour were built using Pentewan stone taken from the nearby quarry.

Gorran Haven
Small 13th century village with fishermen's cottages situated in a secluded cove. There are two sandy beaches and the 400-ft high Dodman Point with traces of an Iron Age fort.

Andrew Pears
The founder of Pears' Soap was born in Mevagissey in 1768

Pictures of Cornwall Galleries

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Falmouth 1 2
Newquay 1 2
Padstow 1 2
Port Isaac
St Ives 1 2
Truro Cathedral