Nestled within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the sheltered deep-water of Fowey Harbour is a haven for all manner of boats, from kayaks to cruise ships.

Fowey Harbour Commissioners are custodians of the 11 kilometres of the Fowey Estuary and manage both the leisure and commercial operations of the Port.  The lower harbour is busy with boat traffic, especially in summer. Our team in the Harbour Office and afloat are on hand to assist or answer your queries and ensure that your safety remains our priority.

Fowey’s picturesque town centre has a variety of shops and eateries to enjoy, all set amongst the historic buildings of Fowey. There is a strong Celtic connection, maritime history and literary involvement with Daphne du Maurier, Rosamunde Pilcher and many more including the successful Poldark series.

Explore the steep-sided tree lined valley of the Fowey Estuary by going upstream or enjoying a tranquil estuary walk to discover the diversity of wildlife and birds that use the estuary as their sanctuary.

We hope you enjoy your visit to Fowey


Fowey Harbour is at the heart of Fowey’s tourism and leisure industry and is a busy, bustling and ever-changing backdrop to the variety of activities that Fowey has to offer.


Fowey is a busy commercial port handling in the region of 450,000 tonnes of cargo each year, the primary cargo is china clay but other cargoes such as rock salt and aggregate are handled.

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