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Taking its namesake from St Meva and St Issey, this sleepy fishing village is steeped in authentic seafaring history. Navigate the winding, narrow streets and delight in all Mevagissey offers at this working harbour town on Cornwall’s south coast.

Family Friendly Activities in Mevagissey Explore the tropical biomes and horticultural delights at the famous Eden Project. Home to the world’s largest indoor rainforest, the giant greenhouses are one of Cornwall’s landmarks, housing miniature ecosystems, landscaped gardens and artistic sculptures to entertain the entire family. For those hankering for more adventure, the Eden Project is home to England’s largest zip wire. From land to sea, explore Cornwall further and visit the Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, famous for its Poldark links and home to Europe’s largest collection of shipwreck artefacts. Marvel at majestic ships, discover the history of these fine vessels and learn about the numerous shipwrecks that plagued the coastline.

Seaside Activities in Cornwall Home to a collection of traditional portside pubs, trinket gift shops and contemporary art galleries, a gentle amble through Mevagissey’s winding streets makes for an invigorating coastal escape. Board a ferry from this small working harbour and explore the pastel-hued cottages and cobbled walkways at Fowey. This historical harbour town sits in a breath-taking Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and was once home to Dame Daphne Du Maurier, becoming the inspiration for her famous novels. For relaxing and family fun-filled beach days on Cornwall’s south coast, head to nearby Pentewan, Vault beach, and Gorran Haven.

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