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Out of season in Mevagissey

01 Dec 2016

We have just spent a glorious week in Mevagissey.  Although some may view it as the “off” season, or an extra break in those not so tempting “shoulder months”, we can only recommend experiencing Cornwall’s south coast at this time of year.


The sheltered beaches of The Roseland are still there, and every bit as tempting as in high summer – long stretches of golden sand set against clear blue skies – just without the traditional holiday makers!


Most of the cafes and restaurants remain open – this was a chance for another exceptional meal at the local Salamander restaurant on Tregoney Hill – in fact we wouldn’t have got a table without a reservation, and at Sam’s On The Beach at nearby Polkerris.  Most of the visitor attractions still welcome tourists – the shops at Tregothnan (the only English tea estate) and St Austell Brewery were spot on for some unique Christmas shopping.


Of course, the twin harbour retains its distinctive atmosphere whatever the season, and it was interesting to see several photographers armed with tripods, hoping to catch the perfect shot of the iconic lighthouse.


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