Holiday Parks and Campsites in Mevagissey

Sleeping under the stars, barbeques, getting back to nature...sounds idyllic doesn’t it? Camping in Cornwall offers a laidback holiday style. Enjoy the simple pleasure of being part of the great outdoors, spending time with friends or family and waking under canvas. 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.

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Spend days on the beach and nights under the stars on your next adventure in Cornwall. Pitch up and enjoy the great outdoors at a caravan or campsite, or head to a holiday park where you'll find everything you need for a quality break in Cornwall.

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Holiday Parks and Campsites in Mevagissey

Holiday Parks and Campsites in Cornwall make the perfect setting for memorable holidays with all the family. Nestled within Cornwall's picturesque countryside or along its breathtaking coastline, these sites offer a variety of accommodation choices to suit everyone. From spacious camping pitches for tents and motorhomes, to cosy cabins, lodges, or static caravans, visitors can find their ideal home away from home.

One of the biggest advantages of holiday parks and campsites in Cornwall is the abundance of amenities and facilities available to guests. These include modern shower and toilet blocks, laundry facilities, well-stocked shops for essentials, children's play areas, and even swimming pools or leisure complexes for added entertainment and relaxation. Many sites also offer on-site restaurants, cafes, or bars, providing convenience and a variety of dining options.

FAQ's Mevagissey

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  • 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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