The historical town is a haven for water loving locals and its friendliness means newcomers are always welcome.
Step off the quay and admire Fowey’s beauty from the water by experiencing one of the town’s many nautical offerings. From boat and kayak hire to sailing tuition and private voyages, there are plenty of opportunities to try something new.
Whether you live in Fowey or visit at the weekend with family or friends, there is always a chance to discover something new. A stroll along the town’s charismatic winding roads, paths and alleyways will reveal a host of landmarks and locations you might have previously missed. St Catherine’s Point, The Tristan Stone, the Lifeboat Station and Palace House (not open to the public) are just a few.
Fowey’s Festival of Arts and Literature, organised by the du Maurier Festival Society is always a great chance to revel in readings, literature debates, musical performances and many more activities and remains an event locals and visitors alike enjoy.
Arguably the biggest event in the town’s calendar is the Royal Regatta. The week-long event is loved by visitors, but adored by locals. The jam-packed week is enjoyed by thousands of people with dozens of events lined up for all ages. The town comes alive with parades, fireworks, live music, competitions and races, as well as the more traditional sailing activities.
There’s no slowing down as the festive period approaches. As a year-round destination, Fowey puts on a show in early December and hosts a weekend of food, drink, entertainment and the chance to stock up on Christmas gifts at their Christmas Market. The community have got behind this event since its first year in 2005 and now is a firm favourite in the town’s calendar.
But alongside all of this, there are still plenty more things to get involved with and enjoy. You can find fun bingo nights, quiz nights and charity fundraisers throughout the year, as well as a massive choice of shops, bakeries, cafes, pubs and restaurants to indulge in.