A great way to see St Austell Bay from a different viewpoint is to travel by boat. From May to October a regular ferry service travels each way between Mevagissey and Fowey so that you can enjoy the delights of both land and sea by combining a visit to two of Cornwall’s most picturesque and contrasting ports. For more information relating to the ferry service [http://www.mevagissey-ferries.co.uk click here].
Alternatively you could take the ferry one way and the bus back to your base to see even more of St Austell Bay.
At Fowey there are two ferries that cross the estuary to Bodinnick (car ferry) where Daphne du Maurier once lived and a pedestrian ferry to Polruan; a lovely village with spectacular views back across the river to Fowey. In summer, Headland garden in Polruan is open to the public in aid of the RNLI on one afternoon each week. This garden, which overlooks the mouth of the Fowey estuary, has a magnificent location and is one of the most memorable gardens in Britain.