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Fowey is a classic Southern coast harbour, with high cliffs on both sides and a tight entrance that can be difficult to tack into and out of in a strong blow. Once inside though the water calms rapidly and the harbour opens into a friendly and picturesque spot well used to the visiting yacht.
It is one of the normal stopping points on the route from Plymouth to Falmouth and then onwards.
Visitor mooring buoys (including a RNSA buoy for members) are cheap and only a short paddle from the shore. Visitor’s pontoons are also available but fill early despite being little more than a floating dock and some cleats.
The town thrives on its tourist trade and the pubs are all friendly and welcoming to yachties. There is a water taxi that only charges a few coins to get you to dockside but be sure to check the time of the last run as you could find yourself stranded ashore if you stay untiil last orders.
Maps and Charts (Not for navigation)
As with most harbour towns, there is a limited chandlery service so if you are looking for spares and support you may have to wait for it to be acquired from the larger local towns.
Fowey has several festivals and also also within bus travel of the Eden Project which is certainly worth a day’s visit if you get chance. There is an annual regatta in the 3rd week of August that is very well attended. For the nature lover and romantic, Fowey also has some of the most scenic walks on the south coast.
Go get that horizon!