This was a fascinating visit to a thriving Cornish fishing village. Everything is crowded around the harbour in Mevagissey, with a small beach in the corner. I arrived just as a new fishing boat had unloaded a good haul of Cornish sardines, so I was able to film a chat with both the harbour master and the boat’s skipper. The return of the pilchards seems like good news for Mevagissey and the mood was upbeat. The harbour area has all the facilities you’d want. There is parking in the middle of the town, so it’s best to access the village from the north. I particularly recommend the Mevagissey Museum, at the left hand end of the harbour.
My interview with Hugh, the harbour master at Mevagissey.
Fishing skipper Peter, after a hard day’s night, back to port in Mevagissey harbour with a full hold.
Evidence of a beach, in the corner of the harbour at Mevagissey.
A view of the harbour from the outer breakwater.
An interesting chat with Trevor, on the outer harbour at Mevagissey.
It was a bright, cold morning for my winter return to Mevagissey, a charming fishing village on the east side of the Roseland Peninsula, south of St Austell. The port has been thriving for a while, largely due to the return of the pilchards, or Cornish sardines and the talk here is of expansion and success. This is a commercial port, but very welcoming to visitors, well worth the trip.
Chatting to fisherman Peter, with hopes for commercial expansion in Mevagissey.
The harbour configuration at Mevagissey.
The inner harbour and fish quay, at Mevagissey in Cornwall.