Tuesday 18th May

Whether you are a resident or visitor, we hope you’ll use this site to keep up to date with what’s going on in and around Port Navas.

If you have any photos to contribute, or ideas for other items that could be included on our website, please send us an email.  Many of the pictures on our site can be enlarged just by clicking on them.  If you want to re-publish any photos please email us.

The Port Navas Village Hall is currently closed but we hope to have a programme of events from Easter onwards. Bookings are also suspended for the time being. 

Recent news

Pope’s Garden

A wonderful addition to Pope’s Garden has just been put in place. Thank you to J and D. Sit and enjoy the tranquility and blossom. The garden is maintained by Cate and Pauline with a small band of volunteers, all for the community to enjoy. Do walk over the bridge and enjoy this special little oasis.


Last year Port Navas resident John Ford was diagnosed with motor neurone disease.  John’s sister Fran writes:

My 57 year old brother was diagnosed in March last year with this cruel disease. Since then he has lost weight, become progressively weaker and is now struggling to walk and talk.

We have been inspired by Kevin Sinfield running 7 marathons in 7 days for his team mate Rob Burrow, and want to raise as much money as we can for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, who have been helping us deal with this terrible progressive disease.  

As a family we are going to travel the total distance of 7 miles for each of the 7 days, either by walking or kayaking. 

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Fran, Pie, Finn and Euan are raising funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Here’s a link to their Just Giving Page:

A Portrait of Port Navas

October 2020: We’re grateful to have been sent this collection of photos of Port Navas taken by Nicola Finan. Thank you Nicola.

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Port Navas Regatta

The Port Navas Regatta was first held in August 1914, in the same week that war was declared. It was not held again until 1921.

The Regatta Committee of 1921

There were lapses again in the years before and during the second war, and after the war it was often difficult to get a committee together. The Regatta was re-started properly in 1962 and has been run every year since until this year when it fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic.

We’re all looking forward to next year’s Regatta. In the meantime Margaret Scott thought you might enjoy this collection of old posters.

For more about the re-establishment of the Regatta in the early sixties scroll to the bottom of History > The Regatta for the late Maurice Tonkin’s personal notes.

2005 Regatta visitor

Those of us who were here for the 2005 Regatta will remember the visit of CV 2747, a beautifully restored 1930 ‘Snubnose’ Morris van. “Skip’ Thomas, Sally’s father, had used CV 2747 in a pickup configuration for transporting oysters in the early 40s. Michelin, who restored the van to commemorate their UK centenary, recognised her place in Port Navas history and organised this special appearance.

Helford River speed limit (6 knots)

Visitors to the Helford River may not appreciate that a 6 knot speed limit applies over most of the river. Boats under power are asked to observe the limit and avoid creating any wake.

The dark blue area on this map shows where the limit applies. Click to enlarge.

May Bank Holiday

Port Navas May 16th 2020