Fowey ticks every box with its picturesque harbour, maritime history, sailing clubs, galleries, art shops, restaurants and winding little streets that are dotted with medieval and Georgian buildings. If it’s hard to imagine a little town that has it all, then Fowey takes it to another level with its exceptional quality and natural beauty. The town is located to the west of the Fowey Estuary and you can wander the narrow winding streets that overlook the harbour or take a trip along the river by boat. There’s a wide choice of things to see and do, in and around Fowey.

The coast and beach

Take in the wonderful countryside, turquoise waters, wooded creeks and stunning coastal views along the South West Coast Path, full of beautiful wildlife and a great way to get out and about in the fresh air. Fowey's surrounding beaches are also a must visit, including Par Sands, Polkerris, Polridmouth Cove, Readymoney Cove, Whitehouse, Polruan Quay, Lantic Bay and Lansallos.

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The Eden Project

Explore the world-famous Eden Project, just a stone’s throw away from Fowey. A fun day out for all the family, you can explore the Rainforest and Mediterranean biomes and outdoor gardens, learn about ecosystems and evolution in ‘The Core’, and if you’re feeling especially brave, soar over it all on England’s longest zip wire! 

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Discover Heligan

Take a subtropical journey through the Lost Gardens of Heligan and discover more than 200 acres of bamboo tunnels, rare wildlife, ancient woodlands, sculptures and more. Rediscovered through a hidden door 25 years ago, it’s now one of the most romantic and loved gardens in the UK.   

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St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre

Just a few miles up the road, St Austell Brewery's recently refurbished Visitor Centre reveals the secrets behind their award-winning ales and 160 year-old brewing process, with tasters included. Hicks Bar is the ideal spot to grab a coffee after your tour too, and don't forget to pick up some gifts from the gift shop. 

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Follow Du Maurier's Footsteps

Trace the steps of Fowey’s most famous resident Daphne du Maurier, whose writing was inspired by the beauty of Fowey and surrounding Cornwall. The Daphne Du Maurier Festival is an annual event that hosts a range of literary activity, writers and people who love art and literature.


Explore by boat

Take in the sights of the Fowey Estuary and Polruan on a boat trip from Town Quay, often passing 20th century tall ships along the way. Or if you’re feeling more active, why not enjoy a guided kayak tour or hire your very own boat? 

Fowey Regatta

If you happen to be visiting us between 14th and 20th August, you can enjoy the Fowey Regatta from the comfort of Havener’s Bar & Grill. A week of sailing and gig racing, live music and entertainment, fireworks, a carnival and more, you’ll want to come back for next year!

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