Saturday 16 March 2019

Mevagissey The Two Saint Village and Harbour - 10 Photos

Boats in Mevagissey harbour, Cornwall

It had been a rough night with high winds and drifting rain but by morning everything seemed more settled. We drove down to  Mevagissey to have a wander around the harbour - always an interesting place to visit.

Mevagissey harbour, Cornwall

Because of the bad weather during the night all of the boats were sheltered in the inner part of the harbour. The sea still got a little moody as we walked.

Sea spray at Mevagissey harbour, Cornwall

The attractive old cottages along the edge of the harbour have lovely views. It is said that the village dates back to the beginning of the 1300s.

Old cottages alongside Mevagissey Harbour

There's always fishing paraphernalia on the harbour side. 

Fishing equipment on Mevagissey harbour

The photo below shows the entrance to the inner harbour, where the boats are protected from adverse weather conditions. The shed-like building to the left is where - once through the harbour - the fishing boats unload their catch. Fresh fish is usually for sale.

The entrance to the Inner Harbour at Mevagissey, Cornwall

Various pots and floats are piled high on the harbour side - can just see the lighthouse in the background.

Lobster pots at Mevagissey Harbour

Looking across from one outer harbour side wall to the other.

Entrance to outer harbour at Mevagissey, Cornwall

And Mevagissey is looking good! The name, by the way, is derived from two Irish saints: St Meva and St Issey.

Lots of boats in Mevagissey harbour

A final photo of harbour side shops, one of them being She Sells. Remember the old tongue twister?

She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore.
The shells she sells are surely sea-shells!
So if she sells sea-shells on the sea-shore,
Then I'm sure she sells sea-shore shells!

Shops and houses at Mebagissey Harbour, Cornwall


  1. Wonderful set of images Mike. As the son of a Grimsby fisherman, Grimsby only a faint shadow now of what was once the largest fishing port in the world, it's so good to see Cornwall retaining its fishing history & heritage.

  2. Thanks David. A lot of the Cornish coastal villages were built on fishing - not as important now though as it once was - unfortunately. My wife buys fresh fish for herself at the likes of Mavagissey. As I think I've said, I'm vegetarian, so not for me.

  3. All our family are vegetarians but, as my dad got so much free fish, I still eat fish but no meat. I think that makes me a Piscatarian?



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