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Mevagissey (Cornish: Lannvorek) is a large fishing village situated on the Channel coast six miles south of St Austell in Cornwall, UK. In recent years tourism has passed fishing as the dominant industry in the village.
The village nestles in a small valley near the centre of east-facing Mevagissey Bay . The inner and outer harbours are busy with a mixture of pleasure vessels and working fishing boats, the remains of a once major industry. The old village centre consists of very narrow, picturesque streets with a wide choice of places to eat and shops aimed at the tourist trade. The outer, newer parts are mostly residential and built on the steep slopes of the surrounding hillsides.
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