- B&Bs in Mevagissey
B&Bs in Mevagissey
Explore a variety of charming B&Bs and guest houses in Cornwall and find the perfect home away from home. Narrow streets and terraced houses lead down to the centre of the old Mevagissey where the distinctive twin harbour provides a safe haven for the many fishing boats that land their daily catch.
Whether nestled in a coastal village or countryside setting, these accommodations provide a cosy retreat for your Cornwall adventure.
B&Bs in Mevagissey
Enjoy a unique and charming experience during your stay at a Bed & Breakfast in Cornwall. Start your day with a hearty breakfast before heading out to explore all that Cornwall has to offer. Your host will tell you everything you need to know about the local area, and can provide valuable recommendations on nearby attractions, hidden gems, and activities. Their insider tips can help enhance your Cornwall experience and introduce you to lesser-known places.
FAQ's MevagisseyView all
Mevagissey has no beach (apart from a small one accessed by a very steep stairway) so most visitors head over to Porthmellon, just to the south, for a dip. Further afield, the village of Gorran Haven makes for a nice day out with a sheltered beach tucked inside the safety of a harbour wall.
A medieval quay was first established in 1430 to give some protection to the fishing boats, but people would have lived in the area for thousands of years before that. By the 1770s the fishing trade had grown so much, and with the quay falling into disrepair, it was felt necessary to provide greater protection for the fishing fleet and the village and so an outer harbour was created. This was improved in the late 19th century.
It would be very wrong of Visit Cornwall to say one place was nicer than the other, that's a decision only a visitor can make. The two destinations are different, Mevagissey being more of a fishing harbour whilst Fowey caters for the yachts and pleasure boats.
Another difference is that Fowey is on the river rather than facing directly out to sea, so there's always something going on, even when the sea is stormy. With a working docks upriver, it's not unusual to see large ships making their way past the town, and in the summer cruise ships often visit for the day.
Mevagissey is a working harbour with fishing boats coming and going on the tide. It doesn't have a beach as such but nearby you have Portmellon and Gorran Haven.
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