Fowey is a small town and cargo port at the mouth of the river Fowey in south Cornwall.

Fowey has thrived as a port for hundreds of years initially as a naval town and then as centre for china clay exports.

Today Fowey is busy with tourists and trawlers and yachts.

Daphne Du Maurier famous novelist lived in Fowey where she probably wrote Jamaica Inn.

Population of Fowey is approx. 2,300

Fowey harbour is flanked by 14 th century Blockhouses.

During the second world war, Fowey was the centre of Air – Sea rescue

Old house of foye is a medieval house on the fore street built in 1430 – one of the oldest buildings in Fowey it is now a shop

Things to do in Fowey

  • St Catherine’s castle
  • Polruan Block house
  • Fowey museum
  • Hidden valley gardens
  • Fowey estuary

Fowey town boasts many craft shops galleries and restaurants

Daphne Du Maurier literary festival is run every May.

St Catherine’s castle was built in 1536 by Henry VIII

Fowey is an idyllic destination for a family holiday in Cornwall

It has a natural harbour and is a natural haven for sailing boats.

Quaint cottages and narrow winding streets with the river below busy with various boats make Fowey an ideal place for relaxation and a fun Cornwall holiday.

Don’t forget Fowey Regatta in August …..

Water sports to be done in Fowey



Paddle boarding

Fowey has a unique position of being on the bank of a thriving estuary.