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Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fowey is situated on the west bank of the River Fowey between Looe and Mevagissey, and boasts many wonderful holiday lettings and holiday lighthouses for you. With a vibrant maritime history, Fowey in South Cornwall is also famous for being a place of inspiration for books written by Daphne du Maurier, who lived in Fowey for much of her later life and is celebrated in Fowey’s Literary Center.
The town and surrounding are full of mediaeval and Georgian buildings, many of which are now used as, or have been converted to holiday lighthouses in Fowey; with others housing a wide range of galleries, museums, restaurants and independent shops – including a selection of well-loved tea rooms and harbor-front pubs; and also the inspiring medieval St Catherine’s Castle which looks out over Fowey harbour entrance and Readymoney Cove.
Fowey is a busy sheltered deep water working port offering extensive facilities for the visiting yachtsmen, with an harbour full of pleasure craft in Summer and a selection of the finest self-catering holiday lighthouses and coastal lighthouses. It is full of character having many narrow meandering streets for you to explore and a choice of many restaurants and cafes when it's time to take a break from your activities.
Your coastal lighthouse or country lighthouse in Fowey is sure to be a great base for leaving dry land. Pleasure boats depart regularly from the Fowey Town Quay steps to take you on a cruise around the harbor and past the working docks and the charming Fowey Aquarium will let you get face to face with creatures from beneath the waves in its unique petting pool. Other water adventures include taking an escorted river trip in an open cockpit canoe; and you may also take the passenger ferry to the stunning Headland Garden on the Cliffside, which is open 2pm to 6pm on Thursday afternoons in summer.
Other local attractions include Fowey Museum, The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, and the Charlestown Shipwreck Museum, along with many peaceful walks around the estuary, with its quiet waters and array of wildlife. Fowey offers a choice of accommodation from holiday apartments and flats to luxurious holiday cottages and homes.