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Why you should visit Mevagissey, Cornwall's prettiest town

Updated: Aug 21, 2022

The historic county of Cornwall sits on the south-western most tip of the UK. Famed for its beaches, food, and tin and copper mining, its Celtic routes are still heavily entrenched in the local culture, creating a distinct and proud identity for its people and its traditions.

Cornwall is a truly unique part of the UK with much of its scenery and environments more commonly associated with the south of France than the British Isles.

You'll find a slower pace of life to the rest of the country; somewhere where quaint harbour villages hide stories as old as human history all while offering some of the best local food and drink you’ll find on the island.

About Mevagissey

Mevagissey is a small fishing village about 10 miles from St. Austell – one of the main towns in the area.

It’s perfectly positioned for access to other nearby towns and villages, such as the very desirable Fowey and Charlestown, as well as places of interest such as the Lost Gardens of Heligon and The Eden Project.

It’s also situated along the South-West Coastal Path that tracks all the way back to Plymouth.

For the quintessential English seaside village experience, you can’t go far wrong.

Megavissey Port in Cornwall
Mevagissey Port

Getting to Cornwall

Public transport links to Cornwall in general can be quite tricky with only one city in the whole of the county, Truro. Small towns across the region have train stations, however these are often expensive to travel to and will increase the price of your trip significantly, especially if you travel outside of Cornwall.

Getting to Mevagissey

Mevagissey doesn't have its own train station, so if you're going by public transport, you'll have to get a train to Truro or St Austell and get the G3 or 23 buses respectively.

Otherwise we would highly recommend driving! This will allow you a lot more freedom in exploring the small towns, villages and hidden beaches. There are plenty of fantastic walking trails around Mevagissey and the rest of Cornwall, but getting to these will definitely require some sort of easy-access motorised help.

This is part of a guest blog post from Darren at Average Money Man, an easy-to-read financial blog without the jargon. Check out their page here:

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Adelaide Dupont
Adelaide Dupont
Oct 03, 2022

Thank you Darren for sharing this Cornish paradise with us.

[I thought it was because Josh and Sasha lived there that there were so many awesome posts about Mevagissey]..

And the connections between Cornwall and the South of France [Provence and the Cote d'Azur] stretch far.

Two Passports Travel Blog
Two Passports Travel Blog
Oct 03, 2022
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Thanks Adelaide - Darren did an awesome job. Cornwall is such a stunning place and he visits it often, so we wanted to share it on the blog. Cornwall's coastline is also very similar to Portugal too - an incredibly picturesque part of Britain!

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