Explore the Local Area
Points of interest in and around Mevagissey that you may want to visit during your stay.
Mevagissey Museum10 minutes by foot
The Museum is free for all and houses three floors of exciting and diverse exhibits, including a kids trail and changing themed exhibits.
Open daily from 11 am till 4 pm from Easter until November.
Find out more at the Mevagissey Museum Website
The Lost Gardens of Heligan (Cornish: Lowarth Helygen, meaning "willow tree garden"), near Mevagissey in Cornwall, are one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK. The gardens are typical of the 19th century Gardenesque style with areas of different character and in different design styles.
The gardens were created by members of the Cornish Tremayne family from the mid-18th century to the beginning of the 20th century, and still form part of the family's Heligan estate. The gardens were neglected after the First World War and restored only in the 1990s, a restoration that was the subject of several popular television programmes and books.
The gardens include aged and colossal rhododendrons and camellias, a series of lakes fed by a ram pump over 100 years old, highly productive flower and vegetable gardens, an Italian garden, and a wild area filled with subtropical tree ferns called "The Jungle". The gardens also have Europe's only remaining pineapple pit, warmed by rotting manure, and two figures made from rocks and plants known as the Mud Maid and the Giant's Head.
Portmellon20 minutes by foot
The sandy beach at Portmellon is safe for bathing and there is a public slipway for launching boats. Portmellon has a long history of building boats with many wooden–hulled boats leaving the workshop over the years, including Denis Hame's 20-footer named Vivian.
The beach is set in a small cove and is around 150 metres long but is completely covered at high tide. At low tide there are plenty of rock pools to explore. Swimming here is considered safe but there are no lifeguards on patrol. On some occasions seals can be seen swimming off the beach or resting on the rocks.
The true nature of this delightful little east facing cove is betrayed by the fact that all the houses along the sea front have stout wooden shutters which can be closed over their windows for those times when storms drive the waves over the sea wall.
Come to the Eden Project in Cornwall for a great day out for the whole family: explore the largest indoor rainforest in the world and enjoy special events. The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future.
Our visitor destination located near St Austell, is nestled in a huge crater. Here, massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to our striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events.
For a walk which includes Mevagissey Harbour, there's Mevagissey to Portmellon. Circular walks covering some of the coastline towards Dodman Point include Gorran Haven to Portmellon and Gorran Haven to Dodman Point. In the other direction, towards St Austell Bay, there is a Pentewan Valley and Black Head circular walk.Find out more about Mevagissey walks here