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Your shopping guide to Fowey

A holiday in Cornwall is often all about the golden beaches, azure sea, delicious food and the laidback lifestyle. However, the region is home to an array of independent shops that sell a wide range of goods, from handcrafted jewellery and local art, to surf clothes, sweet treats, and Cornish souvenirs. During your stay at one of our cosy cottages in Cornwall, why not head to the charming town of Fowey for a spot of retail therapy and a pit stop at one of the town’s cafes or local pubs on the riverfront.

Here’s our guide to a fantastic shopping experience in Fowey:


Custom House Hill, Fowey

This small shop stocks a wide range of colourful clothing, toys and gifts that cater for your little ones. You can pick up a puzzle, book or game to keep the children entertained, and there are plenty of clothes available that are made from organic materials and are sourced from ethical manufacturers.



Jo Downs Handmade Glass

Fore St, Fowey

The renowned fused glass artist Jo Downs has a number of studios and galleries in Cornwall, and her vibrant work is inspired by the Cornish landscapes and ever-changing seascapes. You can buy funky table coasters or candle holders, or a larger piece that will brighten up your wall at home.



Fowey’s Confectionary (Middlestons)

Fore St, Fowey

No visit to Fowey is complete without a treat of some sort, and this quaint sweet shop is heaven for those with a sweet tooth. The shop has more than 40 flavours of Cornish fudge which is made in traditional open copper pans, or if you want to delve into the past, there are many classic sweets in glass jars that will take you back to your childhood.




South St, Fowey

Avid readers will love this book shop which sells new, second-hand and specialised antique books. There are a variety of books about Cornwall and its history and heritage, and you’ll find many items by authors that have a strong link to Cornwall such as Daphne du Maurier, Leo Waimsley, and Winston Graham. There also a collection of postcards, cards and stationary items for sale.




Fore St, Fowey

This well-known Cornish clothing brand now has a variety of stores across Cornwall and beyond, and it’s a great place to pick up a knitted jumper, hoody, waterproof jacket or T-shirt. There are clothes for all ages, as well as wellington boots, sandals, bags, and hats and gloves for those chilly days.



The Clementine

Trafalgar Square, Fowey

With a wide range of British-made and British-designed goods, this shop is the perfect place to pick up something for your home or a gift for a loved one. Inspired by Cornwall’s sea, coast and nature, you can buy all sorts of items including rugs, tableware, lighting, artwork, jewellery, clothing and accessories.



Any Old Lights

South St, Fowey

If you’re looking to take home a little piece of nautical Cornwall, this shop sells reclaimed marine lights and maritime collectibles. You can choose from the range of contemporary and stylish lighting options, or more vintage pieces that are lit by LEDs.



Fowey have just put their new visitor information website live which is definitely worth a look.

They even have a Shopping in Fowey page!