Fowey, Cornwall

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.

All Places in Fowey

  • Lantic Bay Beach

    Lantic Bay a sheltered cove with white sands. Rip currents can make this unsafe for swimming. Parking (National Trust) with toilets a reasonable walk from the beach. The route to beach is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. Dogs allowed.

  • The Fowey Hotel

    Set in beautifully landscaped gardens, right by the water’s edge, the award-winning Fowey Hotel has a scenic and peaceful location. It offers free Wi-Fi, an award-winning restaurant, and a 24-hour front desk.

  • The Old Ferry Inn

    Set on the banks of the Fowey River Estuary in Bodinnick, The Old Ferry Inn has provided food and cosy accommodation for over 400 years. It features a panoramic restaurant and traditional Cornish pub.

  • The Galleon Inn

    Located in Fowey by the river and the Royal Fowey Yacht Club in Cornwall, The Galleon Inn features river views, a bar with billiards and a restaurant. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.

  • Byre Cottage

    Located in Fowey, this holiday home is set 36 km from Plymouth. The property boasts views of the garden and is 32 km from Newquay. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. The kitchen has an oven.

  • Carnethic Penthouse

    Situated in Fowey, this holiday home is 36 km from Plymouth. The property features views of the garden and is 31 km from Newquay. A dishwasher and an oven can be found in the kitchen. A TV and DVD player are available.

  • Mill Cottage

    Mill Cottage is a holiday home with a garden, set in Fowey. The property features views of the garden and is 36 km from Plymouth. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. There is a dining area and a kitchen as well as a private bathroom.

  • Fowey View

    Fowey View is a holiday home located in Fowey, 35 km from Plymouth. The property is 33 km from Newquay and free private parking is featured. There is a dining area and a kitchen equipped with dishwasher. A TV is available.

  • Seascape

    Seascape is a holiday home located in Fowey in the Cornwall Region and is 35 km from Plymouth. It provides free private parking. There is a dining area and a kitchen as well as a private bathroom. Towels and bed linen are featured in this cottage.

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