Destination guide

Experience Mevagissey in holiday lettings

If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Mevagissey features numerous holiday lettings any traveller can enjoy. This small village is a fishing port tucked away in southwestern England, just five miles south of St Austell. With its narrow streets, specialty shops and access to Mevagissey Bay, plenty of adventure is waiting to be found in this Cornish village.

Things to do

Things to do near Mevagissey holiday cottages

For such a small village, Mevagissey contains numerous fun attractions that everyone can enjoy near their holiday cottages. The Lost Gardens of Heligan are especially intriguing, as their Gardenesque-style design separates them into different areas, each with a unique aesthetic. For example, one area looks like a tropical jungle, while another is a simple vegetable garden with apple tree arches. You may also want to visit the remarkably well-preserved Caerhays Castle, a sprawling manor house that dates back to the Early Middle Ages. For summertime fun, you can visit Pentewan Beach for soft sands and cool waves that are perfect for swimming and surfing. Additionally, you may want to visit the Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre to explore thousands of artefacts from over 100 historical shipwrecks.


Activities and attractions in and around Mevagissey

Are you hoping to find things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Mevagissey a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mevagissey Aquarium (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Cornwall Football Golf (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Fowey Estuary (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Readymoney Cove (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Fowey Aquarium (8 mi / 12.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Mevagissey

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Mevagissey is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pentewan Sands (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Porthpean Beach (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Porthluney Cove (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Eden Project (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Mevagissey

Fly into Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall), the closest airport, located 14.6 mi (23.6 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Mevagissey holiday homes

Getting to holiday homes in Mevagissey is easy considering how comprehensive their transport system is. Drivers can arrive easily from the A30 or A390, depending on your origin, and there’s a large car park near the entrance of the village that may be more convenient than navigating through the narrow streets. Alternatively, you can take the rail or the bus from St Austell. Once you’re in town, it’s typically best to walk or ride a bicycle, as the streets are quite narrow and can be difficult for unfamiliar drivers.

Family friendly

Family fun near Mevagissey holiday homes

Don’t hesitate to bring your kids to Mevagissey holiday homes, as there are numerous family-friendly attractions available. The Mevagissey Model Railway features an incredibly intricate model village with a train that runs through the entirety of it. Your kids may also enjoy the Mevagissey Aquarium, a small aquarium with an emphasis on local sea creatures that’s completely free to enter. The Mevagissey Museum is free as well, and your kids will be able to enjoy the numerous artefacts detailing what life was like in Mevagissey centuries past. If you’re looking for more adrenaline-filled family fun, you can find it at Mevagissey Rib Rides, where a speedboat races you around the bay.

Can I find a vacation rental around Mevagissey?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 684 vacation rentals near Mevagissey. From 375 cottages to 543 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mevagissey for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

Can I rent Cottages in Mevagissey?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 375 Cottages in Mevagissey. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mevagissey include:

  • Houses: 543 rentals available
  • Flats: 107 rentals available
  • Cabins: 375 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mevagissey?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 25 vacation rentals with pool available in Mevagissey. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.