From the narrow harbour entrance between Polruan Castle and Readymoney, the charming and picturesque Fowey estuary stretches upstream for approximately six miles to the historic town of Lostwithiel, with a good deep water channel until Golant. Fowey’s beautiful natural harbour provides deep water at all states of the tide and is a haven for sailors.
The novelist Daphne DuMaurier came to Fowey in her early twenties, living at Bodinnick and Readymoney Cove in Fowey, where she wrote many of her famous novels. Car and passenger ferries link Fowey and Polruan, and run constantly during daylight hours. Outside the estuary, the coastline from Gribbin Head to Polperro has Heritage Coast status – a designation which only applies to coasts of exceptional fine scenic quality.
A beautiful footpath, known as The Hall Walk runs between Bodinnick and Polruan and then in turn continues along the South Cornish coast. Across St Austell Bay, the dreamy Chapel Point peninsula is home to just three houses at the end of a long private drive, whilst in the northern corner Charlestown really is quite literally a film set, thanks to the success of Square Sail and their fleet of traditional square riggers in the stone harbour.