Mevagissey is a picturesque working fishing village on the south coast that you could imagine was once a haven for smugglers. It derives its name from the hamlets of St Meva and St Issey that appeared as long back as the 14th Century. The signposts for the town are as interesting as you will find anywhere (see the pictures). The Mevagissey harbour has had its fair share of action and the walls were once washed away in a blizzard.If you drive to the village it is best to park in the first car park as if you go any further, the streets are very narrow and winding leading into the harbour where you drive on the harbour wall, so be warned.
Mevagissey celebrates Feast Week at the end of June around St Peter's Day - St Peter being the patron saint of fishermen. Other attractions include Mevagissey Folk Museum and the World of Model Railways Exhibition.
Also nearby is the idyllic Gorran Haven.