Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the town hangs off the west side of the Fowey estuary where the large, deep water harbour is a magnet for sailors. As you walk the ever narrowing streets of the old town where mediaeval and Georgian buildings cast shadows over each other, a vibrant maritime history comes to life.
Spectacular coastal walks run around Gribban Head, past Catherine’s Castle to Readymoney Cove which is perhaps Fowey’s closest best sandy beach. Here the town clings to the steep valley sides which provide fantastic views of the annual Red Arrows flying display held during Carnival Week.
Home to the Royal Fowey Sailing Club the town hosts the internationally renowned Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature formerly known as the Daphne du Maurier Festival. This event has grown attracting visitors from all over the world and is one of the most important dates in the Cornish arts calendar.
Some property in Fowey, especially those within the historic town centre with direct water access achieve very high prices, although many second homes have remained in the same family for generations, which has enabled them to become actively involved and share in town events.
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