A working fishing harbour on the south Cornwall coast, Mevagissey is a beautiful place to stay if you wish to immerse yourself in a traditional Cornish village by the sea. Whether you want to snuggle up in a cosy pub and watch the waves, or venture out and explore, this is a place that you can really enjoy with your dog.
PLACES TO EAT
Cheerful atmosphere and great views over the harbour, this is a restaurant where dogs are welcome.
The Fountain Inn
A really traditional, cosy pub, dating back to the 15th century in the heart of the village with a roaring fire and a really authentic, friendly atmosphere.
The Ship Inn
It’s easy to pass this pub, tucked away in the village, but it has an incredible reputation for good food and has a cult following around the world for its authentic charm.
Lovely, fun, dog friendly crêperie serving up all things delicious including an array of cakes, brownies, sundaes and serving the best coffee in town; all of these whilst appreciating the dreamy view over Mevagissey harbour. Passers-by will spot resident hound Dave’s dog bed. Dave is super duper relaxed, apparently, and is happy to share. There is extra seating upstairs as well, this is a joint area with local artist Sarah Hunkin and that is also dog friendly and great for the rainier days.
Head here for a very warm welcome for your dog in a stylish, vintage cafe, which offers gorgeous cakes and cream teas.
PLACES TO STAY
A magnificent house overlooking Mevagissey which can accommodate up to 16 people in beautiful suites.
It is incredibly dog friendly and with two acres of garden, swimming pool, croquet lawn, tennis courts and games room, it is ideal for a special celebration or a wedding.
A Grade II listed cottage located on a steep, winding street just minutes from the shops. The cottage is set over three floors with harbour views. Sleeps four humans and one dog.
PLACES TO SHOP
A wonderful and popular book shop run by Steve and Liz Hurley. Liz has recently written a book of Cornish Walks with dogs between Truro and Fowey, and dogs are welcome inside.
Dog Friendly home and gift shop with beautiful bespoke lampshades made to order on the premises and also a wide range of homewares, jewellery and quirky gifts. They even have treats for good dogs.
THINGS TO DO
World of Model Railways
This hidden gem attracts visitors from all over the world. The displays feature over 30 trains running through highly detailed scenery – towns, a harbour with a film set, a Cornish tin mine, and much more. There’s lots on offer in the shop too. Dogs allowed on leads, but be aware it only opens on weekends in the winter.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Five minutes from Mevagissey is this fascinating and beautiful garden which you can visit at any time of year. Dogs are welcome on leads and there is also a covered eating area so you can enjoy a dog friendly cream tea.