The Boatmans
The Boatmans
The Boatmans
The Boatmans
The Boatmans
The Boatmans
The Boatmans

Beaches, Fishing & Walks

Local Beaches

There are plenty of fantastic beaches to visit close to Mevagissey (some of them within walking distance of the property). Here are a few of our favourites:

  • Polstreath Beach
    Reached via the coastal path just along from the property, by a flight of steep steps from the clifftop.
  • Porthpean Beach
    Popular family beach because of its safe bathing. Easy access on slight incline from the car park.
  • Gorran Haven
    A good sized sandy beach. There is quite safe bathing here and so the beach - also called Little Perhaver - is a favourite with families.
  • Caerhays Beach
    South facing sandy beach in an attractive cove. Overlooked by Caerhays Castle, a very striking private residence, whose garden is open to the public.
  • Charlestown Beach
    Large, stoney very safe private harbour beach with Tall ships and childrens playground. All year dog ban. Refreshments and toilets.
  • Carlyon Bay Beach
    Crinnis Beach, Shorthorn Beach and Polgaver Beach together make up what is known as Carlyon Bay, a popular seaside resort.
  • Par Sands Beach
    Large expanse of firm sand with dunes. South facing beach which is popular in the summer.
  • Polkerris Beach, Fowey
    A sheltered harbour beach in the small village of Polkerris, ideal for families, with facilities right by the beach, watersport equipment for hire and tuition available. Access - short walk to the beach from car park.
  • Readymoney Cove Beach, Fowey
    South east facing sandy cove overlooking the Fowey Estuary. Access - Easy from car park via a 5 minute walk. 

Fishing
There are numerous opportunities to go fishing in and around Mevagissey - not least, from the harbour wall directly opposite The Boatmans. For those feeling a little more adventurous, we have outlined below some of the most popular charter boats available locally:

Indicative prices (NB exact price depends on which boat you go on):

  • 2 hour mackerel - £12, £13, £15
  • 4 hour angling trips - £25, £26, £30 (tackle and bait included)
  • All day wreck and reef fishing - £45, £50, £57 (rod and reel hire, tackle extra)

Bessie Vee Charters
The MV Bessie Vee is a spacious, swift charter boat, licensed and equipped to carry 11 passengers up to 60 miles from a safe haven. All sea anglers are welcome - from complete beginners to experts; her swiftness guarantees that you'll have more fishing time than on many other angling boats, and her size allows for plenty of elbow room for battlers! We have a choice of over 150 wrecks in the area, and when tides allow, we anchor up to fish for ling, conger, pouting and whiting amongst others. At times when tides are against anchoring on wrecks, we can drift for pollock, cod, coley and bass, or fish purely for bass, with live baits, on the Dodman, the Manacles or the Eddystone. For serious rod-bending, we can go sharking for blues, porbeagles or threshers, whatever the tide. There is always the option to do a combination of fishing. Rods are available to hire for a small fee.

The Aquila
One of Mevagissey's best charter fishing boats, available from the harbour throughout the year. Fishing can vary from a mackerel fishing trip to fishing on sandbanks, deep gullies or the various wrecks which are spread all around our Cornish coastline. Furuno echo sounder/colour fish finder, for pinpoint accuracy in locating and drifting wrecks and reefs or returning to reported sightings of Whales or Dolphins.
 
John Arthur Fishing
John Arthur is a Cornish fisherman that comes from and operates out of Mevagissey. We offer a service where anything you catch, you keep! This means you could catch a boats load of fish and you can take it all home with you. He currently operates out of a fairly sized boat called 'Venus', the 'Venus' can currently hold up to 12 people, all sitting.

Please contact the Mevagissey Shark and Angling Centre (tel 01726 843430, email mevasharkang@fsbdial.co.uk)

Walks
Being on the south-west coast path, there are many walks to enjoy around Mevaggissey. Walking in Cornwall should be planned adequately as anywhere else, so make sure you take lots of water with you, some sun and rain protection, a 1st aid kit, some cash, a well charged mobile and let someone be aware at what time you are planning to return latest. For further information on the walks available locally, we would recommend www.walkingworld.com where you can download routes and clear OS maps. urther informaps.