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Situated on the west side of the Fowey Estuary is the beautiful harbour town of Fowey (pronounced 'Foy'). Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it has served as inspiration to many authors. Home to many restaurants and cafes, Fowey is a foodie's paradise.

Running alongside the estuary, this charming town offers stunning views of passing boats, neighbouring villages, and leafy green trees lining the water’s edge. Meander through the quaint streets and you’ll discover traditional cottages, independent shops, ice cream parlours and more. Take a boat trip along the estuary to experience the tranquil and beautiful environment surrounding Fowey.

Did you know...

in Cornish, Fowey translates to 'Beech Trees'.

Things to do in Fowey

Events in Fowey

In May each Year, Fowey hosts its own 'Festival of words and music'; a must for literature lovers and worth making a special trip down for. 

Fowey Christmas market is hosted the first weekend in December and is the perfect place to stock up on Christmas goodies and local produce.

The Fowey Royal Regatta is August attracts thousands of visitors to one of the most popular events in the sailing calendar.

Boat Trips

Stay in Fowey, and a boat trip along the Fowey Estuary is a must. A popular route is Fowey to Mevagissey, where if you're lucky you'll get to see dolphins, basking sharks and other sealife. 

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Events

Fowey Royal Regatta

The Fowey Royal Regatta includes sailing contests, a carnival, the crowning of the Fowey Queen, a pasty eating contest, and as per tradition, a giant pasty which is shared out among the community. 

18th August 2021

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Fowey Christmas Market

Head to Fowey for a weekend of festivities! Get your Christmas shopping underway with over 100 local traders selling high quality food, drink and crafts, while enjoying some live music and entertainment.

26th - 28th November 2021

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Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature

Celebrating the life and works of the renowned author, Daphne Du Maurier (who spent a large proportion of her life in and around Fowey) this community festival has grown into a popular annual event.

6th - 14th May 2022

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