Mevagissey, Cornwall

Colourful boats

This evening, I am posting information on Mevagissey in Cornwall, S.W. England. This is a village popular with tourists which is located about five miles south of St. Austell. Population is approximately 2000.

Harbour scene

The historic, core activity of fishing still continues with over sixty vessels in operation although tourism is now the main revenue source.There are also literary and filming connections. Children's author Susan Cooper is based in the village whilst scenes for the Poldark T.V. series have been filmed here.

Synchronised swan preening.

The name dates back to around AD 1400 and is derived from the patron saints of the church, Saints Meva and Issey.There are three holy wells in the parish.

The key physical features comprise narrow streets (some very steep), Mevagissey Bay and inner and outer harbours. The latter can be populated by colourful fishing vessels.

Steep, narrow street.

Ship Inn

There are pubs, eateries, ice cream and other shops aimed at the tourist market. Also,boat trips in summer


Fountain Inn

A colourful, vibrant place of interest to photographers and artists. Can be very busy in summer with tight parking.



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