In a Nutshell
Quaint fishing port and village, full of Cornish charm.
Parking & Pooping
Mevagissey is approx 5 miles south of St Austell, and a must visit fishing village if you're in the area. From the A390 passing St Austell, you drop down towards the coast on the B3272. The main car park is the large pay and display on your left as you enter the village. There are a couple of smaller options, but this is where you are most likely to get a space without getting into the very narrow lanes of the village. As you walk out of the car park there are public toilets on the other side of the road. There are also grass verges here for pup to take use of before getting into the village proper, where grass is scarce.
From the main car park you walk down into the village in just a couple of minutes. You'll quickly see the shops and cafes start to build up as you make your way down to the harbour through the winding main road. Around the harbour front there are benches along the left hand side of the harbour wall as you approach, and along the frontage of the large white Sharksfin pub on the harbour front.
The village is quite small, but with sufficient curio and craft shops to occupy a couple of hours visit combined with meandering around the lanes and taking in the harbour life.
Keeping the Humans Amused
As with most the of the Cornish fishing villages, there is the usual collection of crafts, clothes, galleries and curio shops. There are excellent fishmongers selling the day's catch. It's also worth walking along the eastern wharf to get the views beyond the harbour wall and to drop in at the small Mevagissey Museum, which is free to enter. Next to the main car park you'll find a small collection of outlet shops clothes shops.
We've had take-out food on our visits to Mevagissey so far (fish and chips on the harbour front is a must), however most of the pubs in the village are dog friendly. The most prominent is the Sharksfin on the harbour front, but there is also the Ships Inn which is listed as dog friendly.
Listed Dog Friendly
The Teacup Tearoom
The Lighthouse Cafe
The Sharksfin - casual restaurant dining
The Ship Inn - traditional Cornish pub
The Fountain Inn
Last visit Jan 2023