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Review of Fowey Estuary

Fowey Estuary
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Fowey
Certificate of Excellence
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We have been visiting the Fowey Estuary and surrounding area for many years. Take a small ferry boat over to Polruan and back. Walk past the fine harbour and through the narrow streets to Ready Money Cove - Magic!
The house where Daphne du Maurier lived during the second world war is just opposite and serves cream teas - Delicious!

Visited September 2013
Thank Barbara B
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
219 reviews
213 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
“Beautiful town”
Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

I love how people are complaining about the town being stuck in a time warp with narrow streets. Well being an Ancient port,that's what you would expect. I'm presuming these reviewers are Americans whose bland long roads and terrible architecture don't match European standards. In short though Fowey is a wonderful town with lots to do.

Visited September 2013
Thank Sam M
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St Neots, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“fowey town”
Reviewed 24 December 2013

Having spent the last 5 years visiting st ives in Cornwall, we wanted to try somewhere else. On recommendation we went to fowey. What a mistake!
Visiting the few local shops was a challange, it was like walking down a main road, we spent evey few seconds moving into shop doorways with our dogs, avoiding cars. I understand the locals would like the street closed, but 2 shops are objecting!
We will not be returning, dangerous road to shop along, limited shops, and to top it all the worst beaches we have seen. In the summer the very small beach (readymoney cove) propably looks nice, lovely people in the shops, friendly locals.
Do not visit parsands, there is a factory to the right - not shown in all the photos, I wonder why? There was brown foam, dirty sand and a smell!
Sorry fowey we will not be visiting again. We actually departed from our holiday early.

Visited December 2013
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2013

What a walk! It's all hills, very steep hills. It's ok on the way down. However, very disappointing once reached. A little village frozen in time with the narrowest streets. Was almost ran over a number of times by the sheer volume of traffic running through it. It's not a place I would ever want to see again.

Visited August 2013
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
“excellent village - a glimpse of the 'past'”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Historical setting, winding streets, buildings dating back a couple of hundred years, pubs, cafes and restaurants - some traditional some trendy - dotted around. The author Daphne du Maurier grew up here, there is a small museum in her honour and a small tourist information office, very helpful. dawn french lives here and Richard + Judy of breakfast TV fame a little way along the coast. If you take the foot passenger ferry (£1.70 each) to the 'other side' of the estuary (Polruan) you can then take the 'Hall Walk' (turns to the left from Polruan) which is just great, about 4 miles, 2 hours, sweeps through woods around the bay, you then arrive at the car ferry crossing to take you back over to Fowey. (£1.50 per foot passenger) Wonderful.

Visited November 2013
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