Mevagissey and Fowey are two lovely villages on the coast of Cornwall. It is only a short ferry ride between the two so if you decide to make one of them your base for a holiday in Cornwall, you can have the best of both worlds. There are also some very nice holiday cottages to rent in both locations.
Mevagissey is an active fishing village, as you can tell by the boats lined up in the harbour. It was once the main port for pilchard fishing in Cornwall. There are some nice beaches here too and the village is located on a rocky hillside overlooking the sea. There are a few other attractions as well including the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
These were 18th century gardens that became overgrown in the 20th century but are now being restored to their former glory. You can now wander around the different sections of the gardens like The Jungle, the Wildlife Project and the Pleasure Grounds. Also in Mevagissey are the Aquarium and some fascinating model railway exhibitions.
Fowey is very pretty and apparently inspired the classic tale, The Wind in the Willows. Nearby there is a nice little beach at Readymoney Cove. One of the UK’s nicest walks starts and finishes in Fowey, the Hall Walk, so if you are feeling energetic you can give it a try. It really is a very nice walk.
The ferry ride between the two places gives you some great views of both villages and the surrounding countryside. If you keep your eyes peeled you might be lucky enough to see some of the dolphins or basking sharks that the seas around here are well known for. Both places are exceptionally lovely and great for a relaxing holiday in some beautiful surroundings.