Mevagissey is a perfect picture postcard Cornish Fishing Village; a stunning harbour, tea shops, tasty fish and chips and crabbing off the harbour walls. Hop on the bus that stops right outside the campsite and 10 minutes later you will be engulfed in one of my favourite places to visit. I am not sure a day is enough, with great places to eat, beaches to enjoy (when the tide is right) and boats to catch Mevagissey has a lot to offer.
Here’s everything you need to know to help you plan your visit:
Willow Carpark is the best and most reasonable place to park, the friendly team will find space for your car, van or even motorhome. A word of warning though; heed the signs as you enter the village. Do not attempt the village roads in anything too big…these are proper, tiny streets which you will get stuck down and cause amusement to locals. Really narrow (and scary) is the road up to Portholland…only take this if you have excellent reversing skills!! However to park in Willow car park there are no tiny roads, it is off the main road.
The walk to Mevagissey from Little Winnick is lovely. There is a lovely circular walk taking the cycle path, all off road, up towards Heligan, the path splits and you head down into Mevagissey and then on your return leg you can pick up the South West Coastal Path and enjoy the breath taking views across the bay. If this is a little too far for you, or too strenuous as it is up and down all the way, then walk one-way and then pick up the bus back.
The no.24 bus stops outside Little Winnick, hourly, and will take you into the village. The buses run into the evening so you can enjoy a pint and grab the last bus back.
Where to eat:
Our go to place is always SheShells. With crepes, ice creams, cakes and amazing coffee and milkshakes this is a real pleaser for all the family. For fish and chips you have to head to The Fishermen’s Chippy. A family business, they pride themselves on excellent food. For a sit down meal, you are spoilt for choice we like Salamander, Alvorada, The Fountain or The Sharks Fin. There are many tea shops, too many to list, many I am yet to try but all worth a visit.
Mevagissey has an excellent selection of shops – you will find Moore’s Greengrocers as you head in, lots of gift shops, art shops as well as Fatface on the front. The Leather Shop on the front is an aladdin’s cave of wonderful treats you never knew you needed – pop in and see Jon and his team.
Places to visit:
Things to do:
Without doubt the Mevagissey to Fowey Ferry has to be on your Cornish Bucket List. Steve and his team are so welcoming and knowledgeable about the waters they take you across. If there are dolphins or seals they will find them on your journey. A great leisurely way to spend a day is catch the bus to Meva, then the ferry to Fowey, and then get the bus back from Fowey, although you could get the ferry back this is a great way to enjoy the best of Cornwall from the water and land!
Don’t be surprised to find no bins on the Quayside. This is an attempt to deter the very annoying seagulls. All rubbish has to be taken back to the business you brought it from or take it back with you and recycle it.
News from Little Winnick
This week, with the children back at school we have been working hard down the site. The reception is having a little spring clean so I have (much to Richard’s annoyance) been moving furniture around- then moving it back, as, like he told me, it was fine where it was in the first place!!! Anyone else a serial mover? Today we went to the South West Expo – which is where all the local food producers so to showcase the products. I am so excited by some of the new products we will be stocking in 2019, from doggy ice cream to freshly made granola.
We have had new fencing going in around pitches 14 and 38, in the wardens garden and around the old swimming pool, and I have been busy ordering new uniforms for Chris and Susan, the new wardens who popped down to see us this week before they officially start later in the month. We also were excited to hear we are lucky enough to receive a a Wildflower Seed kit from Grow Wild – we cannot wait to get these sown. And I suppose I should mention the mini heatwave we had. I was lucky enough to get out on the paddle board on the Fowey River. What an absolute treat that was…heatwave over, back to storms and rain now!!