A Cornwall daytrip.

A perfect daytrip to Fowey, Cornwall.

On a wonderfully sunny and spring warm Sunday we toured for a daytrip to Fowey for sightseeing. Admiring the sailing boats ‘dance’ on the river water which provided a mirage of the sun-rays as they bobbed on the surface – glorious. Across the river we could clearly make out Bodinnick and the house where Daphne du Maurier used to write her books. One can catch a ‘ferry’ across the river Fowey there. A museum to Daphne du Maurier can be visited at the Jamaica Inn at Bolventor on Bodmin Moor. I digress – back to Fowey and here are some photos from our splendid day.

Watersports are ever popular in Cornwall and here are a whole load of sailing boats enjoying spring sunshine on river Fowey with ample wind to look gorgeous on the waters reflecting the sunrays. A daytrip with Alvajoan of Cornwall can take you here.

Across the river from Fowey is the village of Polruan with a huge standing stone on top of the hill! A small passenger ferry crosses the river regularly.

From Fowey to Polruan is a regular ferry pictured here on the day we went sightseeing in Fowey. Daytrips are popular to this venue with historic china clay and royal connections to boot. Alvajoan for all your Cornwall tours.

St Catherine’s Castle at Fowey.

Having indulged in a hot cuppa, we ventured up along the coast to St Catherine’s Castle on foot. During the 1500’s, a lot of castles and fortresses were built and this one is no exception. Right at the mouth of the river to protect from invaders. It looks ‘chopped’ into the coastal stone with walls added by slate, another local product. Fascinating to see and being free of charge made it even more enjoyable.

St Catherines Castle remains at Fowey are built from slate, a local produce, here. Built in the 1500's under Henry VIII's rule and supervision it is only on e of many castles built by this King. Take a historic tour in Cornwall and include a visit to Fowey with Alvajoan. Other daytrips and sightseeing venues are available too.

Readymoney Beach at Fowey.

The walk from Fowey uphill to the castle is through woodland which can be wet and is certainly uneven. Good strong shoes are a great help. The scenic view en route down onto Readymoney beach is marvellous and rewards effort put in climbing the hill. It looks quite ‘south of France’ with sandy beach and turquoise waters in it’s little cove.

Through woodland pathway from Fowey and Readymoney beach to St Catherine's Castle you get an exceptionally scenic view down over the beach through the trees. Stunning with incredible colours from pale greeny turquoise through lush greenery and the superb blues of the river. Join us at Alvajoan for tours, daytrips and sightseeing around Cornwall and take advantage of our local knowledge to get you to these beautiful places where you may not visit on your own. LoveCornwall.


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