Mevagissey & Fowey

The small fishing village of Mevagissey is spectacular. The twin harbour provides sheltered safe waters where the colourful fishing boats rise and fall as the tide ebbs and flows.

Sole, lobster, skate and plaice are the main catches. Seafood restaurants and Fish & Chips shops are plentiful in the village, which dates back to 1313.


We visited again a few days later and the tide was out. Makes for a very different look of the village.

The visitor parking area for Fowey is high above the village. Taking the walk down is okay but we definitely caught the village bus back up to the car.

On the River Fowey the deep harbour the Fowey allows large vessels, including cruise ships, to enter the estuary. The narrow winding streets have a great variety of restaurants, cafes and shops to entice the visitor to part with their money. It was a pretty gloomy day when we visit.

By mid afternoon the rain started in Fowey; seems to be the normal weather pattern for us at the moment.

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12 Responses to Mevagissey & Fowey

  1. olsonfamilytree says:

    Looks amazing and can’t believe your staying in St Austell. We’re researching for a trip next year with my sister and her sister(it’s a long story) and where looking to base ourselves there for 10 days. Keep enjoying and hope the weather improves.

  2. Janet says:

    Jim n Kerry so glad you got to Meva I’m still in touch with a girl I met in Meva when I was 18

  3. Debra Kolkka says:

    We stayed in Fowey and were luckier with the weather. Lucie Atwell, who wrote beautiful children’s books, came from there. We bought several ceramic figurines of her characters.

  4. Ros says:

    Oh that was lovely to see Mevagessy as we rented a house there for a week that overlooked the harbour which was gorgeous and then when the sea fret came in we couldn’t see the harbour at all, it was a great and unique look into Cornish life. Loved it and got fit walking up that hill every day. Xx

  5. Dougie and Susan says:

    Jimmy, unbelievable as we are now watching Michael Portillo’s Great British Railways on SBS and he is in Mevagessy!! Lovely place.

    Cheers Dougie & Susan

  6. Dave and Di says:

    Go the west coast Eagles. What a great and exciting game.
    Dave

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