Mevagissey is a fairly large (at least by Cornish standards) harbour town about 5 miles outside of St. Austell. There is a large and cheap carpark on the edge of the town which is probably the best place to abandon your vehicle as the narrow streets of the town are really not designed for cars and are simply asking for you to hit something. One of the local pubs, proudly displays the glass from cars that have managed to hit the front of the building.
The town has a spectacular harbour area, and is best viewed from the road that climbs up away from the town.
In town there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to keep everyone happy, including a Kelly's Ice Cream Shop on the front, which has a wide range of flavours available. There are also several places to stay in town and many holiday cottages in the local area. A couple of miles up the road is a large caravan park, with camping facilities and a private beach.