Active holidays in Fowey

With beautiful countryside one side and stunning coastline the other, Fowey is the perfect spot from which to enjoy the two landscapes. We’ve rounded up our favourite ways of staying active and improving fitness, with an emphasis on having fun and making a well-deserved cream tea taste even better.


Visitors to Fowey can take their pick from a huge selection of walks, ranging from one to 10 miles along coastline, countryside, or both. The town is located right on the South West Coast Path which is an easy-to-follow trail that hugs the coast for over 600 miles, although we’re not suggesting you walk that far! The varied landscape also provides great opportunity to see some fantastic wildlife and discover incredible views. We’ve rounded up some of our suggestions for nearby walks here, so have a look and find some inspiration.


From surfing to SUPing (stand up paddleboarding), and kayaking to coasteering, there are plenty of opportunities to see the coastline from a completely different perspective, with a wealth of businesses throughout Cornwall offering tuition and instruction for your chosen watersport. Drive 10 minutes south to Polkerris and try your hand at SUPing, an activity that’ll put your core strength to the test as you balance and paddle around the tranquil bay on an oversized surfboard, a beginner-friendly activity that is easy to master in the first session. For something a little more adrenaline-fuelled, head north to Watergate Bay and have a go at surfing, a challenging sport when the waves are are a little bigger, but a lot of fun nonetheless. For a slightly more relaxing ocean-going activity that doesn’t involve pulling on a neoprene suit, hop on a chartered boat from Fowey harbour and enjoy the sea whilst staying dry.

For more inspiration, go to our dedicated watersports blog post here.


Nearby National Trust property Lanhydrock is a beautiful late Victorian house with an expansive garden and wooded estate to explore. Enjoy the formal gardens and herbaceous borders via the plentiful walkways and trails throughout the grounds, or have a wander around the house and delve into the history of the former family home. Visitors to Lanhydrock are also welcome to take their bikes, as cycling is not only permitted but encouraged, with a range of trails of various difficulties. 


Golf is a great way to get outside, enjoy some fresh air, and put your swing skills to the test. Whilst in Cornwall, golfers can enjoy some fantastic views from the abundant number of courses dotted throughout the county. From St Enodoc which was ranked within the top 100 golf courses in the world by Golf Digest, to championship course Bowood Park, which spans 230 acres and boasts 27 lakes and ponds, a challenging series of greens which also offers a great opportunity to spot some local wildlife. For beginners and novices to the sport, Trevose Golf and Country Club has some great practising facilities in which to fine tune your swing, including a driving range, a nine hole putting green and a short game area. If golf isn’t your game, there are also three tennis courts and a swimming pool to enjoy. See which other golf courses we’d recommend booking a round at here.



Book into a yoga, aerobics or pilates class nearby, a great way to stay limber, push yourself and feel relaxed. Whether a pilates novice or pro yogi, there are plenty of classes to join that will challenge your abilities, with trained instructors to guide pupils through moves and sequences of various yoga practices. If there’s anything you’d would particularly like to focus on, private classes can be also be booked with most tutors, with more focus and attention than in a group class. Contact Yoga and You in Fowey, Human Compass in St Austell, or browse through a number of classes available at Fowey Community Leisure Centre.

To book your stay with us and enjoy an active holiday in Fowey, call 01726 833302 or email us.