Fowey is situated on the South Eastern Coast of Cornwall. It lies at on the Saints' Way and has ferries across the river to Polruan and Bodinnick. Fowey is a bustling small port which still has a busy commercial life in addition to providing attractive moorings for leisure boats.
Fowey (pronounced Foy) is a qaint cornish town with rich & interesting history and has thrived as a port for hundreds of years. Initially as a trading and naval town, then as the centre for china clay exports, today Fowey is busy with trawlers and yachts.
Fowey was the major port on the south coast of Cornwall during the fourteenth century. More recently, it was the main centre for the export of china clay from the area. Many properties in Fowey and the surrounding area were owned by the Rashleigh family.
Daphne du Maurier is perhaps the most famous former resident of the Fowey and the Du Maurier Festival is now held here each May. The Daphne du Maurier Literary Centre is next to the church and contains information about all of Fowey’s literary connections. It is open daily throughout the year.