Fowey is situated on the south coast of Cornwall between Looe and Mevagissey. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fowey has a special charm, with its lovely cottages, narrow steep winding streets, cobbled walkways and the quays, which are always bustling with life. Fowey is a thriving seaport and the town's natural harbour attracts a multitude of sailing dinghies, yachts, schooners and motor launchers. The Fowey Estuary is one of the most attractive and unspoilt parts of Britain's south coast and is surrounded by many miles of lovely open countryside, much of which is in the ownership of the National Trust. There are many lovely walks around the Estuary with its quiet waters, green woodland and teeming wildlife. Fowey has been the inspiration for many authors, including Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch ('Q'), Daphne du Maurier and Kenneth Grahame.