Mevagissey is a picturesque fishing village on the coast of Cornwall, 5 miles from St. Austell.
The name is dervived from the names of two Cornish saints, St. Mevan and St. Issey.
Mevagissey was once famous for smuggling, and for the building of fast sailing boats to outrun the Excise cutters.
The parish church has a carved Norman font.
The Inner Harbour was constructed in the 18th century, using natural rocks for some of the walls, and there is also an Outer Harbour.
The Mevagissey Harbour Aquarium, in the old lifeboat shed, is a popular feature.
There is a Folk Museum housed in an old boatbuilder`s workshop.