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Mevagissey is a traditional Cornish Village located on the South Coast of Cornwall in the area known as the Cornish Riviera. The name Mevagissey is based on two Irish saints Meva and Issey in Cornish this would be Meva hag Issey. The village dates from 1313 when it was famed for its smuggling and boat building.
Beaches: Gorran Haven - has two sandy beaches. It lies about 3 miles from Mevagissey and is an historic fishing village.
Par Sands beach is a large expanse of firm sand backed by the dunes close to St. Austell.
Pentewan beach over half a mile of sandy beach, mostly in front of Pentewan caravan park, suitable for swimming, surfing, windsurfing and sailing.
Porthpean beach a popular, sandy family beach near the historic village of Charlestown which offers swimming and space for beach games.
Charlestown beach a shingle beach accessed by steps down from the harbour.