A Car Free Day Out around St Austell EA04

To reach Fowey without the car, take the Bus No. 25 from St Austell Station.

Fowey is an historic town but also a commercial seaport. Over the centuries Fowey has grown and now stretches for a mile along the west bank of the River Fowey to the river mouth. Situated on the opposite bank, is the village of Polruan. A regular passenger ferry connects the two and further up river a car ferry runs from Fowey to Bodinnick.

Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fowey has something for everyone. A natural harbour, it is a haven for yachtsmen with as many as 7,000 visiting yachts in a season. Fowey is an exporting port for china clay and you may see the ships making their way in and out of the harbour. Recently Fowey has been a popular destination for cruise liners, whose passengers are able to enjoy the delights of the town. What a sight to see these enormous ships come through the narrow harbour entrance, turn in the middle of the river and be pulled upstream to their mooring.

If you are interested in walking, albeit a gentle stroll along the Esplanade on a warm summer’s evening or a hike around the cliffs, then there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The town boasts an excellent selection of quality shops and galleries, many exhibiting local works. If you are looking for refreshment be it a pint, a cream tea, fish and chips or a gourmet dinner, then there is something for everyone

Fowey is a very special place and has been home to many famous people over the years. We hope you will be able to come and visit.

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