Of course we have to call our 'star attractions' those that are in Mevagissey!
Almost everyone who comes to stay in Mevagissey intend going to The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan neither of which will need any introduction and are both a superb day out. There is so much to learn, irrespective of your present knowledge - or you can just relax amongst the sights and smells at your leisure. More details can be found in the day trips section.
But it is possible to while away hours and hours in the village, especially if you are blessed with good weather. You will of course have noticed that it is still very much an active fishing port, Clares' husband has continued his families tradition by fishing here for the last 45 years and their son is now following on. They have 2 fishing boats in the harbour and are very proud to be part of the industry and will be delighted to answer all those questions you will have after spending time on the harbour.
You can walk right to the end of each quay, and for those who need to you can park along the Lighthouse Quay. During the Summer season boat trips around the bay operate where you can also try mackerel fishing if you wish, or you can hire a small self drive motor boat and go and find a secluded beach.
The Fowey - Mevagissey passenger ferry connects these two 'charming and contrasting' harbours and runs numerous times a day during the summer months to Fowey from the Lighthouse Quay and is a super day out without the need to drive and park. You may even be lucky and see some seabirds, basking sharks or dolphins!
The museum is a fascinating treasure, showing how the village once looked when the Pilchard industry was booming. The Model Railway exhibition is very impressive and not forgetting the Aquarium which displays locally caught fish and is in the old lifeboat house.
If all that is not enough there are numerous art galleries, potteries, shops, pubs and restaurants to check out as well as some lovely beaches nearby and of course not forgetting the stunning coastal path which runs right past the house.
Further information can be gained by visiting the Tourist Information and Cornwall Tour links.