Fowey (pronounced 'Foy')  is a small fishing town on the south coast of Cornwall at the mouth of the river Fowey. It is set on the west side of a steep valley so be prepared for much walking up and down. There are many pubs and restaurants. The place comes alive in the summer. The Fowey Regatta, in mid-August, attracts many yachts and sailing boats.
There are infrequent "Hopper" buses, allegedly every hour or so from both Par and St Austell, but they are known for being late.
Car parking is available, mostly on the outskirts of the town.
The nearest airport is Newquay, on the north coast of Cornwall and a few miles outside of Newquay town. It is a mainly domestic airport, although there are scheduled flights (some year-round, some seasonal) from Ireland, Germany, Spain and Portugal. It is around a 40-minute drive from Fowey in good traffic. Getting from Newquay airport to Fowey by public transport is possible but much slower, taking over 2 hours. The quickest way is usually to take the Atlantic Coaster A5 bus service from the airport to the Kilbirnie Hotel in Newquay town centre, and then the 25 bus from there to Fowey. However, whether this is possible will depend on when your flight lands. It may also be possible to get the train from Newquay to Par, and then to complete your journey to Fowey with a short bus or taxi ride.
This is a small town and walking is the easiest way to get around. There are taxis available, and during the summer, there is a minibus serving the Town Quay and the car parks.
Driving is not recommended, especially for those who get scared driving through very narrow streets, and there is little parking available in the town itself. Parking in the "Central Carpark" at the top of the hill (the main road into Fowey takes you straight to it) or driving in the back way and parking at "Caffa Mill Carpark" (next to the Bodinnick Ferry) is generally advised. Both are serviced by the Town Bus during the summer months.
The Regatta is a week of events and races in the middle of August.
There are many restaurants serving a mixture of cuisines:
Many good pubs catering for all tastes:
During the summer months is a regular passenger ferry between Mevagissey and Fowey, which is a nice way to spend 30 min on a sunny day. Alternatively, walk along the coastal path in either direction passing by some beautiful and quiet beaches, or hire cycles in nearby Pentewan village and go for a ride along the many cycle paths nearby.
The Hall Walk stretches around the other side of the river from Polruan to Bodinnick and can be walked in either direction. Both ends of the walk are linked to Fowey by ferry, and the walk gives wonderful views of Fowey, the river and its tributaries. Even more importantly, there are pubs at each end so you can finish your walk with a well-deserved local ale or a bite to eat.