Fowey – pronounced Foy – is a sheltered deep-water harbour town, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in South Cornwall. Expect narrow-streets and plenty of charm, in this Cornish hotspot. Sitting on the west side of the estuary, be prepared for some hills which provide the foundations for stunning views. If you’re after a Cornish sunset to remember, around the corner from Fowey, Gribbin Head lighthouse is one of the most dramatic and beautiful places to watch the sunset locally.
The waters are somewhat calmer here than on the North Coast, which makes it a relaxing spot. Make sure you potter along the Esplanade from where you look out to Polruan across the river. Readymoney Cove is a south-east facing, sandy beach, which has sand at both high and low tides while Polridmouth Cove with its breathtaking views to Gribbin Head disappears at high tide. Polkerris, is the other side of Gribbin Head, which is a sandy beach with fabulous water quality. If you want to hunt down the waves, for the best surf head to Newquay’s Surf City which is just under an hour’s drive.