Visiting Readymoney Beach and Fowey, Cornwall

Dear mummy, while staying on our crimbo limbo break at Coombe Mill we took a day trip out to Fowey – pronounced Foy. Fowey is a small town and port situated at the mouth of the River Fowey, approximately halfway between St Austell and Polperro on the South West peninsula of Cornwall.

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Fowey Harbour

It’s slap bang in the middle of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the town is characterised by quaint cottages and narrow cobbled streets that wind down steep hills. Fowey lies within easy reach of many beautiful beaches and on our day trip we headed to Readymoney Cove. Watch our video as we explore the area…

We loved the salty fishing quays, narrow streets and the views of pretty Polruan village on the opposite side of the estuary. Stopping briefly to take in the views across the water.

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The estuary

There are lots of excellent restaurants in the town and Fowey’s busy Fore Street offers a wiggly line of shops and old fashioned pubs we stopped at SamsCornwall to have lunch after our beach walk.

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Fowey’s streets

Fowey has more than its fair share of good walks and walkers can take the South West Coast Path from Fowey’s Readymoney Cove to sandy Polkerris, or from Polruan to the National Trust’s Lantic Bay – among Cornwall’s finest beaches.

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Readymoney Beach

Fowey was the home of the author Daphne du Maurier (Jamaica Inn, The Birds, Don’t Look Now) and there’s an arts and literature festival held in the town in her name each year. She lived for a while in Readymoney Cottage in Readymoney Cove where we visited and actor Dawn French now lives on the estate she once called her home.

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Fowey steeped in history

The streets are clean and quirky and the shop fronts are beautiful and its clear that people take a pride in the town. Everyone we spoke to was friendly and warm which made our visit a pleasure.

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We’d love to come back in the summer months and try crabbing off the quay wall or hire a boat to get a fishes view of this magnificence old port.

Have you ever been to Fowey?

Love Bella x

3 Little Buttons

15 thoughts on “Visiting Readymoney Beach and Fowey, Cornwall

  1. I have never even heard of Fowey until now.
    This little village looks lovely, a great day for a camera trip.
    Interestingly, Fowey is mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

  2. I’ve never been and to be honest I’ve never heard of it, but the beachfront looks really pretty even in the winter x

  3. I haven’t been to this part of the country in about 10 years, but we are hoping to go to Cornwall in the summer so I will keep these places in mind.

  4. I’ve never been to Fowey, I’ve only really experienced Newquay whilst in Cornwall but it does sound like a lovely place to visit.

  5. I haven’t been to Fowey before but it does remind me a little bit of St Ives, with it’s narrow cobbled streets and the beach with wonderful views over the other shore of the estuary.

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