Take a step away from the beaten path and into the heart of one of the prettiest villages in Cornwall with picture perfect harbour and coastline. Visit the village of Mevagissey to discover a harbourside village with proper Cornish history.
Mevagissey is regarded by many as one of the most picturesque of Cornwall's harbourside villages. Once the centre of Cornwall's pilchard fishing industry, it still boasts a working harbour with several small fishing boats. The closely packed streets are home to many gift shops, craft workshops, galleries, restaurants and pubs. The World of Model Railways Exhibition is a fascinating attraction for children and adults alike. At the end of June the annual Feast Week provides lively local entertainment including dances in the streets.
Mevagissey is a great place to visit during your holiday and is easily accessible from Fowey when using the direct ferry link. Situated just 5 miles from St Austell and the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan are a short distance away and there are plenty of other attractions and places to visit during your holiday, including the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth, Tate Gallery in St Ives, St Michael's Mount and many more.
The Mevagissey to Fowey ferry operates 7 days per week from 28 April until 1 October - depending on the weather (sometimes the sea conditions can make the crossing unpleasant and on these occasions, the decision is made to not run the ferry service). The crossing time is approximately 35 minutes and is an enjoyable experience - with the opportunity to see dolphins when they want to play.