Only a short ferry journey from Fowey and easily accessible by foot, car and bike, the ancient fishing village of Polruan is a must-visit during your stay in Fowey. Perched on the other side of the estuary with Pont Creek to the north, the Fowey River to the west and the English Channel to the south, the village is a picturesque destination with some fantastic views from all angles. Read on to discover what to do over the river…
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.
As summer draws to a close and the days begin to shorten, the best time of the year is yet to come in Cornwall. Lots of locals will argue that September is the best month to spend in the county, with quieter roads to navigate, emptier beaches to explore and a jam-packed calendar of events to enjoy. With an array of great festivals, performances and excursions, read on to see which events this September that you may want to add to your schedule during your stay.
There’s nothing like enjoying a refreshing cocktail and watching the world go by in the sunshine.
The terrace here at The Old Quay House is one of our highlights, a perfect place to relax on a summer’s day. Stretching into the estuary, drink in the views, and a cocktail or two from our hand selected menu, order some snacks or nibbles before lunch or dinner, and you have the beginnings of a very special afternoon.
There are some fantastic events happening in Cornwall this year, with a rich offering of cultural experiences just waiting to be discovered, and plenty of them are conveniently located very close to Fowey. We have rounded up our favourite summer occasions that must not be missed, with music, theatre, food and more drawing visitors from far and wide. If you’re attending an event and need somewhere to stay, call us on 01726 833302 and book a room.
If you want to immerse yourself in a little Cornish culture on your next holiday in Fowey, then May is the perfect time. Whether through literature, art, food and drink or gardens, there’s no better opportunity than at some of the events listed here: Read more
The Cornish coast is home to some of the finest golf courses in the UK. Whilst usually teamed with a beautiful backdrop of the coast, the county has become home to a wide range of golfing destinations. These are some of our favourites, get your clubs at the ready… Read more
Fowey is home to a bustling high street where many thriving independent shops offer a wide range of interesting gifts and souvenirs. Cornwall is well known for its vibrant creative scene. St Ives and Penzance are a mecca for artists inspired by the breath-taking landscape; Fowey synonymous with some of the world’s favourite literature. The independent shops in Fowey are a reflection of Cornwall’s creative culture, celebrating craft and design from the county and further afield.
We’ve chosen a few of our favourite independents in the town from children’s gift shops to coast-inspired clothing boutiques.
In Cornwall you’re never further than thirty miles from the sea, so it’s easy to see why so many people are drawn to take the plunge and jump in. Spending time in and beside the sea can be a huge source of fun in any weather and has proven health benefits too. And whether you’re surfing, swimming or kayaking, you’ll get a completely different perspective of the Cornish coastline. Visitors to Cornwall can enjoy the surf all year round and the sea stays warm well into September. If you would like to try a new watersport or simply want an exciting thing to do on holiday, Cornwall has some great activity centres providing ocean-going adventures.
Fowey is a town steeped in history, bearing associations with the literary world due to its once-residing novelist, Daphne Du Maurier. Daphne spent many childhood holidays near Fowey, and in her adult life relocated to the beautiful town from London, continuing to write and gaining inspiration from Fowey and its surrounding area.