Things to do in Fowey – Walking, Fishing, Cycling, Sailing & Canoeing

Fowey enjoys a sheltered position on the south facing shores of Cornwall, popularly known as ‘The Cornish Riviera.’

Here you can relax down by the harbour and watch shipping of all sorts and sizes as it makes its way up and down the estuary. A short ferry journey will bring you to the picturesque village of Polruan. Or if you wish to travel further  a seasonal ferry service runs to the quaint fishing village of Mevagissey.

Slightly further up the river is the Bodinnick Car Ferry, ideal if you wish to travel further afield to Polperro or  Looe.

Found on a romantic stretch of coast where Daphne duMaurier lived and set several novels, it is still largely unspoilt.

Situated on the mouth of the River Fowey, life in the town has always revolved around the water. It is ideal for the sailing, canoeing and water sports enthusiast, offering fishermen the benefits of both river and sea fishing. Those who enjoy walking can enjoy a wide variety of charming walks in beautiful coastal or wooded scenery. Or if you enjoy relaxing on the beach, there is safe bathing at Readymoney Cove.

There are lots of adventures to be had on the river Fowey, from a 45 minute river cruise, to a one hour 30 minute wildlife adventure on the Kernow Explorer a powerful purpose built rib. Whose recent sightings include Dolphins, Atlantic Grey Seals, Pilot Whales, Baskin Sharks, Ocean Sunfish and a vast array of Bird Wildlife. Or if you would like to explore the river on your own why not hire a self drive boat, from “Self Drive Steve” All of the above are found on the Town Quay.

For more information check out these websites:

Fowey Tourist Information Centre
Fowey Boat Hire
Fowey River & Sea Cruises