Explore Fowey

Located on the south coast of Cornwall, explore Fowey’s narrow winding streets, historic buildings, and stunning views whilst enjoying the charming mix of independent shops, art galleries, and eateries.

For history enthusiasts, Fowey boasts an impressive medieval past, with landmarks such as St. Fimbarrus Church and the 14th-century Place House. The town’s literary connections add an extra layer of attraction, as it was once home to renowned author Daphne du Maurier.

Explore the inspiration behind her work by taking a boat trip along the estuary or hiking the scenic Hall Walk, offering panoramic views of the coastline and countryside.

The town’s quays and beaches are the perfect place to soak up the Cornish atmosphere. There’s a host of local delicacies to enjoy from the traditional Cornish pasty, Clotted Cream Fudge or Cornish Cream Tea to locally produced ales and spirits.

With its blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and warm hospitality, visitors to Fowey will find themselves immersed in an unforgettable Cornish experience.

Things to do…

Upstream Exploring

The Upper Estuary is well worth exploring. Enjoy the peace and tranquility but remember to allow enough time to return downstream to deeper water before the tide leaves you high and dry!

The estuary above Wiseman’s Reach dries at low water so visiting the upper estuary should be done with care having consulted tide tables, charts and local knowledge.

If you don’t have the local knowledge or have a boat, river cruises to Lerryn and Lostwithiel (tidal dependent) can be booked on Fowey Town Quay.

Key Tides for Exploring

As a rule of thumb and depending on the draft of your boat the following high tide heights should get you to your destination!

Golant > 4m
Lerryn > 4.5m
St Winnow > 4.5m
Lostwithiel > 5m

Useful Information:

Fowey Harbour Commissioners
Harbour Office
Albert Quay
PL23 1AJ

Tel: +44 (0)1726 832471
Email: reception@foweyharbour.co.uk
VHF Ch. 12

Emergency Services: Police, Fire brigade, Ambulance service

999 (Emergency)

101 (non-urgent)

GP Surgery: Fowey River Practice Tel: +44 (0)1726 829272

Minor Injuries: Penrice Hospital, St Austell

Accident & Emergency: Treliske Hospital, Truro

Fowey Town Bus – a shuttle mini-bus service between the Main Car Park and the town centre, running every 15 minutes or so.

Public Bus – First Kernow
Operates services between Fowey, Par, St Austell and Mevagissey. Service No. 24/25. Bus stop: New Road Hill, Fowey PL23 1EU

Taxi – local services available – KP Cabs, Yeo’s Taxis

Currency exchange is available (subject to commission) via the Post Office, Fowey Mini-Market, 39 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AH Tel: +44 (0)1726 833356
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