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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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