With the sea just minutes from our doorstep, there are plenty of watersports to enjoy in Fowey. Whether you’re looking to explore the scenery or just cruise down the river, Fowey has something for everyone.

Here are some of our favourites watersports in Fowey.


Whether you’re a beginner or experienced sailor, Fowey’s sheltered estuary and easy access to the relatively unspoilt waters of St Austell Bay means it’s the perfect place to enjoy a day of sailing, with lessons and experiences available.

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Enjoy the fantastic scenery and wildlife of the estuary from a kayak or canoe. Fowey Kayak Hire offers expeditions which explore the wooded slopes and water meadows surrounding the river.

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River cruise in Fowey, Cornwall

River cruise

For a more relaxed experience, enjoy a guided cruise around the harbour and estuary courtesy of Fowey River Trips. Find out more below.

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Try stand up paddle boarding (SUP) at nearby Polkerris beach. The sheltered cove is ideal for beginners, and the beach offers a range of lessons as well as board hire.

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