Mevagissey

Mevagissey is centred around an active beautiful fishing harbour.

The Eden Project

Panoramic view of the geodesic dome structures of Eden ProjectThe Eden Project does much more than offer a memorable day out in Cornwall. Eden is also a charity and social enterprise. Visit www.edenproject.com.  Stunning gardens and laying on fantastic arts and music events

Creating unforgettable learning experiences for students. Doing valuable research into plants and conservation

There is so much you simply can’t read about it you have to go there. Suitable for all age groups

Eating out in Mevagissey – Our guide

Fantastic places to eat in Mevagissey, from coffee shops to harbour fresh seafood fayre, food lovers restaurants, cosy romantic and easy family dining. See our pick of the best in Mevagissey,

dining out

  1. The Fountain Inn, just off the harbour in the centre,  offers very good quality food, very popular and occasionally hosts the Mevagissey Male Voice Choir.  Good Value, Lovey food and good pub atmosphere.  Very popular
  2. No. 5, in the village centre, coffee shop and high quality contemporary food restaurant.
  3. Alvorado – Portuguese fish restaurant run by husband and wife team who have been in Mevagissey for many years, the owner is also a fisherman. Offers an atmospheric dining experience with typical Portuguese food.  You will not be disappointed. Situated overlooking the harbour.
  4. For a different experience go to Sams on the Beach at Polkerris, here you will dine in the old lifeboat station which looks directly out to sea in the harbour of this quintessential tiny village hollowed out of the amazing Cornish rocky landscape.  Modern airy  setting,  good atmosphere, good for lunch. About 30 minutes from Mevagissey, worth the ride.  Park in the car park as you go in the village.
  5. Mevagissey Spice Indian Restaurant, new, fresh approach to food
  6. Sharks fin on the harbour, nestled along the quayside, lovely atmosphere, busy and excellent food.
  7. Ship in offers good food with Gluten Free and Vegetarian options, a speciality of Mevagissey Lobster
  8. Roovrays for that intimate romantic evening in Mevagissey, excellent food and reputation. Fine dining.
  9. Salamander is a small friendly excellent food experience.  A must, tucked away just 2 minutes from the Quayside.
  10. Tea on the Quay, Vegan, Veggie and Gluten-free options.  Cafe atmosphere.

Lots of other pubs, cafes, a bakery, fish and chip shops and take-aways.  Enjoy! There is a full list of restaurants at the house with contact numbers and more information.

During Feast Week (this year 24th June for a week) the restaurants and pubs cook around the harbour-side and it really is a feast! not to be missed!!

cycling

 Cycling

The following web site gives details of all the best and up-to-date cycle routes http://www.cycle-route.com/routes/Cornwall-Routes-68.html

There is local cycle hire from Pentewan nearby (10 minutes).  Visit http://www.pentewanvalleycyclehire.co.uk/ where they offer a list of local cycle routes to the local attractions such as Eden Project (Eden Project offer a discount if you arrive by bike!)[/icon_list_item]

lost gardens of heligan 2 Lost Gardens of Heligan

Visit the once lost gardens and learn the history and see the amazing work that has been done here. With acres of grounds to visit, the heritage plants and award winning restoration project,  it offers something for everyone for  a full day out. To appreciate the full extent of the gardens and the attraction visit www.heligan.com

beach portmellonLocal Beach Guide

Rated the best beaches in the world Cornwall’s beaches are rated among the best in the UK and even the world. Thanks to the our unique position on the UK’s south west peninsula, 80% of Cornwall is surrounded by the sea with the longest stretch of coastline in the UK at 476km.

Find a beach near SKYSAIL

  • Lovely Portmellon beach, 5 minutes walk from SKYSAIL, it is a tidal sandy beach great for sandcastles and rock pool fishing, there is a friendly public house on the Quayside “The Rising Sun”
  • Mevagissey Harbour has a tiny tidal beach
  • Mevagissey has a beach to the north accessible by a cliff walk and a bridge
  • Gorran Haven, 10 minutes drive or a 40 minute panoramic cliff walk for the energetic, offers a cosy sandy pretty beach with a beach cafe and small yacht harbour
  • Pentewan Beach, 10 minutes drive.  Good Beach Guide Recommended 2014 – Over half a mile of east-facing sandy beach, mostly in front of Pentewan caravan park, suitable for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, sea canoeing and with a slipway for sailing.

There are many more… go to www.visitcornwall.com

Beach Water quality
The Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide tested 82 beaches in Cornwall in 2014 for water quality with a 100% pass rate, and 91% scoring the highest marks available.

Beach safety
The RNLI provide a life-guard service at the most popular beaches during the busiest months, however visitors are advised to check beforehand for more detailed information at RNLI website.  Be careful when exploring beaches at low tide, don’t get cut off, check tide times too before you visit. Safety information notices are provided on site at the most popular beaches.More beach safety tips

DSC_0999Mevagissey Village

Mevagissey village is arguably one of the most picturesque harbours in Cornwall.  It has one of the last remaining active fishing fleets bringing fresh fish to the region all year round.  You can purchase fresh fish from the harbour side.  There are fishing trips available, sight seeing trips, a ferry trip to Fowey from the harbour and private boat hire.  The town offers ample restaurants, cafes and pubs, a free aquarium and Mevagissey has its own Museum and for train enthusiasts a Miniature train attraction.  We provide a list of restaurants at the house with contact numbers.

 Coastal Walks from Skysail

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North:  Polperro Heritage Coast Walk To the North of Mevagissey taking the coastal path , head towards Gribbin Head – Polperro Heritage Coast, Fowey, Cornwall

South:  The Roseland Heritage Coast Walk – Heading South from Mevagissey taking the panoramic coastal path past Gorran Haven and on to Saint Mawes

Fishing Trips from Mevagissey Harbour

Fishing Trips are available from the harbour side. See Aquila and others for deep sea and or Mackeral fishing trips. 2 hours or charter for longer. No equipment needed!

Day Trip to Fowey by Ferry from the Harbour Mevagissey

The Ferry from Mevagissey Harbour to Fowey runs daily see the timetable here    15th April – 3rd October.

Coastal Cruises from Mevagissey Harbour

More things to do!

  1. Beautiful coastal walks
  2. Lost Gardens of Heligan & farm shop (10 miles from Mevagissey)
  3. Caerhays Castle and Gardens (6 miles from Mevagissey)
  4. Mevagissey to Fowey ferry – 10 minute walk
  5. Tall Ships at Charlestown Harbour (7 miles from Mevagissey)
  6. Trewithen Gardens (9 miles)
  7. St Austell Brewery Visitor centre (6.5 miles from Mevagissey)
  8. Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum (8 miles from Mevagissey)
  9. Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Museum (7 miles from Mevagissey)
  10. Eden Project (10 miles from Mevagissey)
  11. St Mawes Castle (17 miles from Mevagissey)
  12. Restormel Castle (15 miles from Mevagissey)
  13. Bodmin & Wenford Railway (18 miles from Mevagissey)
  14. Screech Owl Sanctuary (16 miles from Mevaigssey)
  15. Trelisick Gardens (20 miles from Mevagissey)
  16. The Camel Trail (26 miles from Mevagissey)
  17. Pendennis Castle (27 miles from Mevagissey)
  18. Trebah Gardens (28 miles from Mevagissey)
  19. Glendurgan Gardens (28 miles from Mevagissey)
  20. Tate St.Ives (47 miles from Mevagissey)
  21. Minack Theatre (57 miles from Mevagissey)

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