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Member Name: bee-bee-m
Advantages: busy harbour
Disadvantages: narrow roads
Mevagissey is a busy fishing harbour best in the heart of Cornwall. The harbour sees constant boats in and out and is also a popular site for divers who you will often see jumping in or heading off in the ribs.
The town is built around the harbour, it is much quieter than city life but is pretty, quant and a nice place to visit.
Available are loads of gift shops ranging from the usual seashell and buckets and spades to home made jewelery and trinkets. The food is great, whether you want fish and chips sat on the harbour wall or a rich indulgent chocolate cake you can have it all.
Also look out for the fudge shop! so many choices and all too good.
So whether your looking for a potter around or to sit with an icecream and watch the boats its a lovely place.
Parking is available in the town itself, this is cheaper but means walking to the water, this isnt far and the fewer cars around the harbour the better, however you can park on the harbour wall if you wish to be closer, on the right though as the left is permit only for residents.
This parking isnt cheap at around £5 for a whole day and you will find its mostly the divers who use it to save carrying gear around.
Please though when visiting remember the harbour wall is a road and a very narrow one if a car comes along please move to the side. And if driving the village have small roads please remember its not like driving around a city take it steady.
Overall the time is lovely, food, drink and shops available.
You can if you wish jump on a boat to go fishing for the day for a small charge and the old lifeboat house contains a small aquarium of locally caught creatures.
Summary: lovely pottering day out