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Mevagissey is a traditional Cornish fishing village  on the South Coast of Cornwall about 5 miles south of St Austell.

Mevagissey is a working fishing village with an inner and outer harbour, complete with a fleet of small fishing boats.

During the 17th century the fishermen used to make their living from pilchards and smuggling. Many of the buildings around the harbour were connected with the sea, ranging from boat builders, coopers, fish merchants and warehouses.

The inner harbour dates back to 1774, and the outer harbour to 1888. However the outer harbour walls were washed away in the storms of the great blizzard in March 1891. They were rebuilt and completed in 1897.

Much expensive work has been carried out over the years to maintain the structures, culminating in 1.25 million spent in 1998 to strengthen the outer pier. Mevagissey harbour is a Trust Port, and is also registered as a Charity.

The picturesque narrow streets leading down to the harbour still retain some of the charm of an age when the horse and cart were the main method of transport, but nowadays the streets are filled with tourists and cars each competing for space.

 

You can still watch the fishermen on the harbour unloading their catch and mending nets. You can purchase a variety of locally caught fresh fish on the harbour.

     
     


The harbour is a very attractive place to stroll around, and has plenty of seating for people to sit and eat their lunch or tea, or just to sit and stare!

There is a regular ferry from Mevagissey to the attractive town of Fowey, across the bay. For rainy days, or on sunny ones too there are several excellent covered attractions in Mevagissey, such as the museum, the aquarium and the model railway.

The Mevagissey Harbour Office is next to the Mevagissey Museum -

The Harbour Office
Island Quay
Mevagissey
Cornwall
PL26 6QQ

Telephone:  01726  843305
Out of hours:
07486 471931

Parking – Mevagissey Harbour

Mevagissey Harbour has parking spaces for approx 100 vehicles.

Pay & Display – is located on the west side of the harbour, with signage directing vehicles to available spaces.

Although during peak summer periods parking can be at a premium, there are  usually spaces available for both short term and long term parking.
 

 

Current Parking Rates.

Up to 4 Hours 3.00

Up to 8 Hours 4.00

Up to 24 Hours 5.00

Weekly Ticket 30.00

Annual parking permits at a discounted rate are available from the Harbour Office.

 
 


Disabled Parking.

Three (3) more centrally located disabled spaces are available on the access to the main car park.

Although payment is required for these spaces, they are extra width with an easy access lower height pay and display machine is located directly adjacent.

 Bicycles.

Although for safety reason, cycling is not permitted around the harbour. Mevagissey Harbour provides bicycle racks for safe convenient placement of bikes, whilst you enjoy walking around the harbour.

     


No camping or sleeping overnight in vehicles is permitted on Mevagissey Harbour at any time.
 

 

     
 

Harbour Information from MacMillan Reeds nautical almanac (2014)