With Mevagissey’s boating history dating back to 1745, it is no wonder that the working harbour is at the centre of life. The old town was once the centre of Cornwall’s pilchard fishery and many of the restaurants in Mevagissey today serve the freshest seafood. The higgledy-piggledy streets of the quaint town are rich with gift and craft shops, galleries, cafes, pubs, and fish and chip shops. Furthermore, let’s not ignore the wonderful beaches nearby.
The Britannia Lanes of Cornwall office is located just 45 minutes from Mevagissey, in Truro. Not only can they provide you with a bespoke removals service, they also offer a variety of storage solutions to suit to you.
Moving to Mevagissey
Given Mevagissey’s history, there is a vast array of property styles. Families looking to buy should have a healthy budget between £220,000 and £500,000 for a semi-detached or detached property with up to four bedrooms. There are some beautiful cliff-top properties with five or more bedrooms if budget allows. Traditional terraced fisherman’s cottages are on the market for upwards of £140,000 and flats start at around £115,000.
If renting in Mevagissey is a better option for you, letting prices vary between £400 pcm and £900 pcm on two bedroom flats and apartments. In terms of larger properties, the rental market in Mevagissey only occasionally has houses or cottages. For this reason, it can be worth broadening your search; St Austell is a very popular location.
The Best Beaches in Mevagissey
Just a quarter of a mile up the coast from Mevagissey’s harbour is Polstreath beach. It is an attractive cove that remains relatively quiet as it can only be accessed by a brief walk along the South West Coast Path and descending 200 steps. The picturesque stretch of beach is mostly shingle which gives way to sand when the tide is out.
A little further on from Polstreath beach is the impressive Pentewan beach. Large, sandy, and with handy amenities, Pentewan beach is extremely popular. Many visit this beach to indulge in water sports but it is also ideal for families.
Although a 16-minute drive from Mevagissey, Porthpean beach is beautiful. It is a safe, sandy, and sheltered cove with easy access and a handy beach shop and café. With crystal-clear waters, wildlife, and countless clifftop walks, it is ideal for all members of the family.
Transport Links Mevagissey
Mevagissey sits on the B3272, which follows the coast south to Portmellon and north to St Austell, a 15-minute drive.
The nearest train station is in St Austell, but regular buses run from Mevagissey to make this connection. Trains from St Austell run to Penzance, Plymouth, London Paddington, Exeter St Davids, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, and Scotland.