About Fowey

Fowey is situated on the west bank of the River Fowey on the south coast of Cornwall between Looe and Mevagissey in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.

The Fowey Estuary is widely regarded as one of the most attractive and unspoilt parts of the UK surrounded by miles of picturesque open countryside.

Quaint fishermen’s cottages, winding streets, cobbled walkways and the quays bustling with life all help to give Fowey a unique charm for the holidaymaker, many choosing to return to this enchanting town year after year.

Fowey boasts an excellent selection of quality shops, galleries and restaurants. Eating out can range from a gourmet meal in one of the many first class restaurants that the county has to offer to local ale and a pasty in a sleepy Cornish country pub.

Situated on the opposite bank of the river is the beautiful village of Polruan which is easily reached by the regular foot passenger ferry from Fowey.

There are many lovely walks around the Estuary with its quiet waters, green woodland and mass of wildlife which can be enjoyed all the year round. Indeed more and more people are coming to the Estuary out of the main season to experience the more rugged aspect of Cornwall.

The world famous author Dame Daphne Du Maurier spent most of her life in the area, and a festival is held in the town each May, which is a celebration of her life and work.

Fowey Regatta week, in August, is a hugely popular event, with competitive sailing races, a street carnival, the Red Arrows display and much more.