Here’s our round up of some of the best harbours to visit in the county to really get a feel for Cornwall’s fishing livelihood and heritage.
On the south coast of Cornwall, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fowey (pronounced ‘Foy’) boasts a beautiful natural harbour, its sheltered deep water attracting up to 7000 visiting yachts each year as well as all other kinds of boats, from cruise liners to kayaks!
Fowey is a charming town with steep narrow streets, a great choice of shops, cafes and restaurants, and beautiful historic buildings. It was also formerly the home of Daphne du Maurier, lending strong literary links to the town.
Built in the 1700s, Charlestown harbour is Grade II listed and the only 18th Century Georgian harbour that is open in the UK. Still a vibrant working port, it is also known for the spectacular classic tall ships that dock there, with the location often used for filming, including Alice in Wonderland, The Three Musketeers, and Doctor Who. Visitors can also enjoy the pebbled beaches, shops, cafes and pubs. Image below: Visit Cornwall