Fowey is a pretty harbour town with cobbled streets that lead to a natural harbour and the wide estuary beyond. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in South Cornwall, Fowey boasts an unspoilt landscape that is perfect for a relaxing holiday. Located between Looe and Mevagissey, you also have plenty to explore in the nearby surroundings, as well as a wealth of attractions and sandy beaches.
Just across the water is the village of Polruan with its original Blockhouse built by King Henry VIII. Polruan can be accessed by ferry and boasts
fantastic views of Fowey and the neighbouring countryside. For equally spectacular views you could track the Hall Walk, which is an outstanding estuary
coastal path that follows the banks of the river and allows views of the bay and the surrounding area.
The town of Fowey itself has a number of traditional pubs and restaurants that provide services to the visiting trade, as well as feeding the budding
tourists a selection of locally sourced fresh produce. Fowey mussels are a must try while staying in the town as they are well-known by locals and
returning holidaymakers alike for being a delicious gourmet dish. You’ll also find plenty of local craft shops and galleries that show off locally made
work throughout the town.
As a medieval town, you will also come across many historical buildings throughout, including St Catherine’s Castle which offers spectacular views across
to Readymoney Cove. This cove is a small sandy beach that slopes gently into the water and is surrounded by cliff tops that keep the beach secluded; if you
are looking for a quiet sheltered beach then this is perfect for you. Also, take a brisk stroll along the esplanade, and marvel at the pretty turquoise
waters as the boats and yachts come and go. It’s the ideal spot to try your hand at sailing too, or even admire the picturesque scenery from the sea itself
by heading out on one of the many boats trips that leave from the Town Quay steps.
As a medieval town, you will also come across many historical buildings throughout, including St Catherine’s Castle which offers spectacular views across to Readymoney Cove.
The nearby world famous Eden Project is an excellent day out for all the family and is a must-see attraction for all those looking at holidays in Cornwall.
The town is renowned for its literary connections with both Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (''Q'') and Daphne du Maurier, both being published authors from the
town. If you visit the Literary Centre in the town or attend the Daphne du Maurier festival which is held every May to celebrate arts and literature, you
can find out even more about this fascinating author. There is also one of Cornwall’s most noted events in the calendar taking place in August, Fowey
Regatta week, making this time one of best to take a holiday in Fowey.