Unspoiled natural beauty
Set in the heart of South West Cornwall’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the historic fishing town of Fowey and its surrounding area is a nature lover’s paradise. Featuring beautiful woodland and coastal walks, quaint villages and hamlets, and stunning river views, the Fowey Estuary is one of the most scenic parts of Cornwall.
Paradise for water enthusiasts
Enjoy sailing, fishing, rowing, or kayaking? Fowey is the perfect location for water sports enthusiasts of all types. With the Royal Fowey Yacht Club, Fowey Gallants Sailing Club, Pilot Gig Rowing Club, various kayak and paddleboard hire operators, and pleasure boat tours for those who prefer a less active relationship with the river, Fowey has numerous options for getting out and about on the water. It has a packed calendar of events including the hugely popular annual regatta.
Originally popularised and romanticised by author Daphne du Maurier, who fell in love with the riverside landscape, Fowey is now home to several famous faces, most notably comedian Dawn French. French lives in a £3-million Grade II-listed mansion with stunning waterfront views, and can often be found walking her dogs on Par Beach.
With plenty of natural beauty for inspiration, Fowey has been home to countless authors and artists over the years. The town hosts the du Maurier art and literature festival every May in honour of its most famous literary resident, puts on a fun-filled week of activities during the August regatta, and has a vibrant Christmas market in December. Residents can also join one of the towns many clubs and groups, including the Fowey River Camera Club, Fowey Croquet Club, Funnybone Youth Theatre, and Fowey History Group.
As a popular tourist destination, Fowey has no shortage of eating establishments, ranging from cosy pubs and bistros to casual cafés. With an abundance of locally caught fish and seafood, many restaurants (including The Old Quay House and the Cormorant Restaurant) offer delicious fresh local food along with lovely waterfront views. For more casual dining, Lazy Jacks Kitchen, Brown Sugar, and the Lifebuoy Café have delicious homemade sandwiches, snacks, and ice cream.
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