Things to do

We extend a very warm welcome to all visitors to our harbour. There’s plenty to do and see, and a few suggestions are listed below. A leisurely stroll will reveal beautiful scenery and sea views plus a close look at a busy fishing port. A walk from the lighthouse, round to the other side of the harbour mouth, and back to the jetty is almost a mile.

Please remember that this is very much a working harbour, so there will be vehicle movement and gear to be avoided. Seagulls are lovely, but they can sometimes be aggressive. So please never feed the seagulls, and keep a careful watch on your ice creams!  Remember to check our events page too.

Quayside fun

There’s always a lovely atmosphere in the harbour on a daily basis. Come down, have a walk around and take in the views. Enjoy an ice cream or pasty and maybe even have a go at some crabbing on the quayside. Dogs must be kept on leads and any mess must be cleaned up. The Harbour is both steeped in history and is a modern thriving commercial fishing port. It really is a beautiful must see destination.

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This attraction is a charity project which is raising awareness and bridging the gap between the fishing industry and the general public. On your tour, you’ll see various local species and appreciate the diversity of local marine wildlife. Money collected from the Mevagissey Aquarium initiative is put towards the maintenance of Mevagissey Harbour. Entry is FREE but a donation is appreciated.

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On the water

The harbour itself picturesque but the surrounding coastline and bays are absolutely stunning. Who knows you may spot a seal or dolphins who regularly frequent the bay. There are a number of ways to enjoy your time on the water including:

– Half hour boat trips
– Fast rib rides
– Fishing trips
– Self drive boats
– Cruising boat trips
– Fowey ferry day trips


We have some fantastic events throughout the year that are open to all. These include live music, colourful street processions, fun water activities, crabbing competitions and much more.

Keep an eye on our events page to learn more about these dates and come along with the whole family or friends to join in the fun.

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Mevagissey museum is open to visitors and offers free admission. Step back in time with 3 floors of exhibitions. Inside you will get a real insight into Mevagissey’s past and you can soak up a range of great artefacts celebrating the Cornish fishing port’s rich fishing heritage.

There’s penty to see. Like the Harbour, the Museum is also a registered charity and more information can be found on their website.

Eat, drink, stay

There is a great selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops available to visit. There’s traditional pasties, Cornish ice cream, Cornish cider and beer, Cornish fudge and great seafood available caught by the local fishermen.

A warm, welcoming atmosphere awaits and if you are staying overnight, there’s plenty of accomodation available as well.