Fowey is an enchanting harbour town sat at the western edge of the Fowey River Estuary. To get a feel for this pretty town, take a walk along the Esplanade where the Victorian, Georgian, and Edwardian architecture is evident, highlighting the town’s historical heyday as a successful port and maritime town. Follow narrow streets through the town to discover some charming independent shops. There is also a great collection of bistros, cafes, pubs, and restaurants. We recommend the local mussels.
Why visit Fowey?
Fowey enjoys a stunning riverside location, perfect for a memorable Cornish break. During a stay at one of our Fowey cottages, you’ll find walking through the narrow streets and along the waters’ edge a joy. Walk by the harbour and the Esplanade, where you can look out across Readymoney Cove and out to St Catherine’s Castle and the English Channel beyond.
Things to do in Fowey
Waterborne activities are popular in Fowey. The deep waters of the harbour are a big draw for yachts. Take pleasure trips along the river and around the estuary, or try kayaking, sailing lessons, powerboat tours, and stand up paddle-boarding. On more solid ground you’ll be able to view Daphne du Maurier’s former home upriver, and the fort at the river’s mouth.
Why stay in a Fowey cottage?
This charming maritime town has everything you could want for a relaxing holiday in Cornwall. It’s set in one of the county’s most beautiful locations, with plenty of restaurants, shops, and cafes to keep you well fed, and plenty of beautiful walks to take from the town centre, out along the water’s edge and joining with the South West Coast Path and beyond. We have a fantastic range of Cornwall cottages in this area, including luxury retreats and dog-friendly homes, in Fowey to make sure you have the best trip possible.
Three must-see places to visit in Fowey
- Daphne Du Maurier’s former home is worth a photo opportunity
- Sunbathe at Readymoney Cove on its lovely sheltered beach
- Headland Garden is set on a steep cliffside above the estuary, worth the climb