Practical Boat Owner - - Cruising -

Fowey is ac­ces­si­ble at all states of the tide by day or night. The en­trance and lower har­bour can be­come rough dur­ing ebb tides and strong south­west­erly winds. Berths up river at Grid Irons, Pen­mar­lam and Wise­man’s are shel­tered from th­ese con­di­tions.

The har­bour limit be­gins be­tween St Cather­ine’s Cas­tle and Punches Cross and ex­tends 11km up to Lost­with­iel. In this area, the speed limit is 6 knots.

En­ter the har­bour on a north-north­east­erly course then head north-east to the swing ground area off Fowey Town Quay.

At night, keep in the white sec­tor of the White­house light un­til abeam of Pol­ruan Cas­tle (by day, you’ll see the ‘red rocket’ be­low the church tower).

The blue visi­tor moor­ings and pon­toon fa­cil­i­ties are mostly on the east side of the har­bour. Ar­riv­ing ves­sels should con­tact Fowey Har­bour Pa­trol on VHF Ch12 to ar­range a berth.

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