The Penpoll’s proximity
to the lovely town of Fowey is a real bonus, and it is great fun
to feel part of this community on holiday; as a sailor, shopper,
walker or gallery goer. The charm is irresistible and it rubs
off on us all.
Perhaps part of Fowey’s uniqueness and charm is that it remains
a working harbour, with tug boats
and pilot boats steering in
and out of the harbour massive ships carrying English China Clay
all over the world, whilst also hosting us all on holiday.
There is consequently non stop action to be seen on the water,
as the china clay boats rest alongside the tall masts of
visiting yachts, moored on their pontoons, and children learning
to sail in their little dinghies.
lifeboat rushes out on emergency practice drills... it is all there to either observe or take
The pontoon at
Albert Quay plays host to scores of children with crabbing lines
and buckets, amongst the moored boats. Escapee crabs add to the
excitement, as they make a bid for freedom!
During Regatta week,
in August, things get really busy here and the days are packed
with fun for all the family with crabbing competitions, raft
races, carnival processions, spectacular firework displays and
bands playing . And of course, for sailors of big and small
boats, plenty of competitive racing. See
For more information about the regatta.
The Fowey Estuary has been immortalised by writers such as
Daphne du Maurier and Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, and a mecca for
www.fowey.co.uk for more information.