Fountain Inn, Mevagissey

Fountain Inn, Mevagissey, Cornwall

This evening, I am posting information on Mevagissey in Cornwall, England.

Mevagissey Harbour, Cornwall

Mevagissey Harbour, Cornwall, England

Mevagissey is a small village on the south coast of Cornwall. The historic, core activity of fishing still continues with over sixty vessels in operation although tourism is now the main revenue source.

Colourful Fishing Boats, Mevagissey

Colourful Fishing Boats, Mevagissey, Cornwall

The name dates back to around AD 1400 and is derived from the patron saints of the church, Saints Meva and Issey.There are three holy wells in the parish.

The key physical features comprise narrow streets (some very steep), Mevagissey Bay and inner and outer harbours. The latter can be populated by colourful fishing vessels.

Street Scene, Mevagissey,

Street Scene, Mevagissey,Cornwall

There are pubs, eateries, ice cream and other shops aimed at the tourist market. Also,boat trips in summer.

Ship Inn, Mevagissey

Ship Inn, Mevagissey, Cornwall

A colourful, vibrant place of interest to photographers and artists. Mevagissey featured in books by Susan Cooper. Can be very busy in summer with tight parking.