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Fowey

  • Charleston Harbour credit: Fowey Harbour
    Charleston Harbour credit: Fowey Harbour

Warm, friendly, a place where memories are made

Fowey, located on the south coast of Cornwall, is a deep-water port accessible in all weather and states of tide. The ship’s mooring is just a stone’s throw from the landing pontoon and passengers couldn’t be closer to the heart of this beautiful Cornish town.

Fowey has a strong Celtic connection, maritime history and literary involvement with Daphne du Maurier, Rosamunde Pilcher and many more including the successful Poldark series. The picturesque town centre has a variety of shops and eateries to enjoy, all set amongst the historic buildings of Fowey.

As the ship becomes the centre of attraction you are assured of a proper Cornish welcome.

There is a diversity of wonderful gardens and exciting shore excursions to experience, from the world-famous Eden project and Lost Gardens of Heligan to stately homes and steam railways, all within a short distance of this historic port. We look forward to welcoming you to Fowey and helping to create special memories.

Top Five Facts about Fowey

  1. Nestled within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Fowey Estuary is treasured for its unspoilt natural beauty. The creeks and coves are home to a diversity of wildlife which are protected by a Marine Conservation Zone.
  2. Your ship will truly take centre stage on its mooring right in the heart of Fowey – passengers can immerse themselves in the Cornish lifestyle whilst the ship will be the ‘talk of the town’.
  3. Fowey was the home of the famous writer Daphne Du Maurier and you’ll live and breathe the inspiration for her novels. Fowey also has literary links to Rosamunde Pilcher and the Poldark series.
  4. The world-famous Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan are just nearby. Enjoy the sub-tropical paradise of these gardens which thrive in our mild Cornish climate.
  5. Steeped in maritime history, the buildings of Fowey tell the tales of its past. The ancient castles at the deep-water entrance once guarded the harbour from Spanish fleets and, in the heart of the town, the towers of the 14th-century St. Fimabrrus Church and 15th-century Place House stand proud.
Port Info
Facilities
Contacts & Further Info
Time zone:

GMT

Operational hrs:

24 hrs

Enquries & reservations:
Lat & Long:

50° 19′ N 004° 38′ W

Prevailing weather :

South Westerly

Distance to landing stage in nm:

0.1nm

Berth information:

Mooring – Anchors/Buoy

Vessel length:

230m inside / unlimited outer anchorage

Vessel width:

35m inside / unlimited outer anchorage

Air draft restrictions:

Nil

Vessel draft:

8.5m inside / unlimited outer anchorage

Depth on berth:

8m but can be increased depending on tidal conditions

Largest cruise ship:

Europa 2

VTS Channel:

12

Max ship dimension:

230m inside / unlimited outer anchorage

Pilotage:

Complusory

Tugs:

2 Tugs (1 x 32T BP, 1 x 23T BP)

Security facilities:

ISPS Compliant

Gangway:

N/A

Fresh water:

No

Power suppy:

No

Fuel supply:

No

Hot works/painting/lifeboats:

Possible with permission of Harbour Authority

Waste handling:

By prior arrangement

Terminal building:

No

Currency exchange:

Local Post Office

Internet access:

Yes

Telephones:

Yes

Mailbox:

Yes

Taxi rank:

No but taxis can be arranged via the Harbour Office

Distance to railway station:

5 miles/8 kms

Distance to airport:

22 miles/35 kms

Banks/ATM :

ATM Barclays Bank, cash withdrawals at local Post Office

Restaurant/cafe:

Wide variety of restuarants and cafes available

Name:

Capt. Paul Thomas ( Harbour Master & Chief Exec.)

Tel:

00 44 (0)1726 832471

Twitter:

www.twitter.com/foweyharbour

Address:

Fowey Harbour Commissioners, Harbour Office, Albert Quay, Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1AJ

Experience Fowey