Mevagissey is a traditional Cornish fishing village on the Dodman Peninsula which also home to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Hemmick Beach, Gorran Haven and Dodman Point. Mevagissey is the gateway to one of the least explored areas of the Cornish coast; the Roseland can also be accessed from this part of the county. Full of quaint restaurants, pubs and quirky shops, Mevagissey is a lively spot for a Cornwall holiday.
Why visit Mevagissey?
For the quintessential Cornish holiday experience, Mevagissey fits the bill perfectly. Its pubs serve Cornish ale, and fishing boats land fresh fish daily which is sold to the local restaurants and pubs. It’s at the edge of a wild and lesser-known swathe of the South Cornwall Coast and it is close to many visitor attractions.
Things to do in Mevagissey
Within driving distance of the handy shopping town of St Austell, Mevagissey is easy to reach by car and public transport. Local visitor attractions include the wonderful Lost Gardens of Heligan, which is one of the county’s best days out. Mevagissey’s harbour is chocolate box perfect with pubs and places to eat lining the waterside. Also in town is a model railway museum, an aquarium and a village museum.
Why stay in a Mevagissey cottage?
With views across the harbour from many of our properties, you will feel fully aligned with Cornish life. Mevagissey is the ‘real thing’ in terms of a Cornish fishing village and our properties reflect this idyll with their marine-style interiors and unspoilt exteriors. Our cottages in Mevagissey, including some great dog-friendly cottages, are perfect for a seaside break for groups of all sizes.
Three must-see places to visit in Mevagissey
- The Lost Gardens of Heligan is a famously restored country estate, with some lovely walks
- Dodman Point is a cliff top circular walk around the point from Gorran Haven with unspoilt views and wild ponies
- Hemmick Beach is one of the remotest and loveliest sandy beaches in Cornwall – seek it out