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Mevagissey

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A delightful unspoilt fishing village on the South Coast of Cornwall, its white and colour-washed houses cling on the slopes of the hills encircling the two harbours. Many of the old fish cellars in the picturesque village have been converted to modern use but their old strong walls and the unspoilt appearance of the narrow streets retain the character of old Mevagissey. This is so enchanting to all visitors.

Fishing still remains one of the main livelihoods  of local people and visitors interested in fishing will be glad to know that many of the hundreds of boats bobbing in the harbour are available for deep sea angling and shark fishing, mackerel is another popular fishing trip around the bay.

Much of the coastline adjacent to Mevagissey is cared for by the National Trust and is easily accessible. Visit the ruins of Portgiskey, cottages, cellars, gardens and boatyards, abandoned in the late nineteenth century.

Mevagissey is a working harbour, but welcomes visiting boats, and can offer diesel fuel, fresh water and moorings.

Mevagissey has only one bank, Lloyds-TSB, this is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday mornings, from 9.30 to 12.30. There is a Cash Machine in the Mini-Market, cash is also available from the Post Office and Mevagissey News agents.

A Ferry operates 7 days per week from 1 May until 30 September between Mevagissey and Fowey. For more information on the ferry from Fowey to Mevagissey please visit their web-site at www.mevagissey-ferries.co.uk  Passenger ferry service (May to September). Crossing time is approximately 35 minutes.

   

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Video courtesy of Paul Dinning for Wildlife in Cornwall

  

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