Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the town hangs off the west side of the Fowey estuary. As you walk the ever narrowing streets of the old town where medieval and Georgian buildings cast shadows over each other, a vibrant maritime history comes to life. If you’re a foodie then Fowey is home to many bistros, cafes and restaurants where you’ll find menus offering the best in local produce.
Over the centuries Fowey has grown and now stretches for about a mile along the west bank of the River Fowey to the mouth of the river. Situated on the opposite bank, also at the mouth of the river, is the village of Polruan. A regular passenger ferry connects the two and further up river a car ferry runs from Fowey to Bodinnick on the other side of the river.
Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a natural harbour, it is a haven for yachtsmen and we have had as many as 7,000 visiting yachts in a season. Fowey is an exporting port for china clay and as such you may see the ships making their way in and out of the harbour.
If you are interested in walking you can enjoy a gentle stroll along the Esplanade on a warm summer’s evening to a hike around the cliffs, then there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The town boasts an excellent selection of quality shops and galleries, many exhibiting local works.