Fowey is a small seaside town and port at the mouth of the River Fowey in south Cornwall. The estuary of the River Fowey forms a natural harbour and on the western side a small castle was built around 1540 on St Catherine's Point. Ferries cross the river to Polruan (foot) and Bodinnick (vehicle).

Fowey is in the south-eastern section of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and sits at the end of the Saints' Way long-distance footpath. The town has many historic buildings, including the ruins of St Catherine's Castle, while Readymoney Cove has a small beach.

The old town has narrow streets with mediaeval and Georgian buildings. The shopping includes small, independent shops selling unusual local gifts, artwork, clothing and books. For food a choice of many cafes and restaurants where you'll find menus offering the best in local produce including local caught Fowey River mussels.


Why not check beaches nearby as we have 5 beaches around Fowey, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or have a look at our list of Cornwall dog friendly beaches, or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.

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    Fowey Festival

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    Readymoney Cove Beach

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    Fowey lifeboat station

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    Polkerris Beach

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    Lantic Bay Beach

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    Lantivet Bay Beach

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    St Catherines Castle

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    Polridmouth Beach

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