There are many things to do in Mevagissey. It is still very much a working fishing village, a jumble of narrow streets and pastel washed cottages lead town to the harbour, the lobster and crab pots adorn the quay and the gulls soar over the fishing boats as they come in and it is still possible to purchase your fresh fish for supper from the quayside. The SeaHoss is one of the very few places right on the harbour to have a seating area, so although small it is very much cherished. Some guests require nothing more than a weekend relaxing and sitting out on the terrace to watch the world go by.
Mevagissey has many waterside bars and places to eat serving excellent food and we have put together our recommended restaurants in Mevagissey on a separate page. Lining the narrow cobbled streets are nautical antique shops, art galleries, Cornish fudge and pasty shops and pretty, independent gift and craft shops. There are a couple of small coves just footsteps from the front door and wonderful coastal walks lead to long expanses of sandy beach, hidden pubs and secret coves.
The yachting haven of Fowey is a short drive away, an alternative and exciting way to travel is the Mevagissey to Fowey Ferry. a wonderful way to visit the town. A 40 minute trip across the bay drops you on the quayside in Fowey and collects you at the end of the day.
The little village of Pentewan is a short drive or a walk across the cliffs. There is a lovely sandy bbeach here and also a great pub, cafe and shop. Pentewan sands holiday park is close by and is open to non residents. The indoor pool may be used for a fee all year except July and August.
Lostwithiel is a short drive and is known as the antique capital of Cornwall. Lined with shops packed with curios and unusual items housed in ancient buildings with tiny rooms like rabbit warrens and lunch by the river is the perfect way to spend the day.
Lerryn is an extremely pretty little village on the water with stepping stones across the river to wonderful woodland walks.There is a pub with gardens right on the water and also a lovely Lerryn Stores owned by TV chef James Strawbridge. Here you can buy the famous Posh Pasties, Cornish crafts, food and drink and sell Haye Farm cider from the oldest cider farm in the world in nearby St Veep. A Cornish cream tea in a sunny spot right by the water with freshly baked Cornih scones, Boddingtons jam and Roddas Clotted cream. Regular BBq's are held on the village green by the water and Cousin Jacks are often their in their double cab vintage camper selling panninis, fresh sandwiches and much more.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan is a 10 minute drive or a wonderful walk aong the coast path.
Lerryn Village Green The wonderful Lerryn Village Stores Cousin Jacks Vintage Camper
Truro - The cathedral city of Truro is just a 30 minute drive and is a great day out. Truro has a large collection of independant shops and a fine selection of places to eat. The Catherdral is well worth a visit.
Click on our Guide to Cornwall below to see our recommended places to visit with maps and directions.