Thursday 22nd February

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 has a full programme of talks, courses and exhibitions. Please come along and support our events. The hall is here for the benefit of the village and we hope the programme is to your liking.  All comments and suggestions would be most welcome.

You can book the hall for private and group events. There is a modest charge.  Email Mel Chambers or call on 07768 1938488.

Peggy Shepperd has published a second edition of The Story of Port Navas first published in 1994. This edition significantly expands on its predecessor and should be required reading for anyone interested in Port Navas and the surrounding area.

For those who can’t pop into the Village Hall for a copy, it’s available here:

Recent news

Peggy Shepperd

Very sad news this morning: Peggy Shepperd, our village’s oldest resident, passed away peacefully at her son John’s.

Peggy had been at the centre of life in Port Navas since she and her husband Douglas moved here in 1956. Together they published the definitive history of the village in 1994. Peggy produced a much expanded 2nd edition of  ‘The Story of Port Navas’ in 2016 just before her 100th birthday.

Peggy was a remarkable lady and we will all miss her greatly.

Port Navas Yacht Club

The Port Navas Yacht Club restaurant and bar re-opened this month under new  management. Nigel Logan (behind the bar) and Mike McGuire (in the kitchen) are well known to many of us from their years at Trengilly Wartha. During the winter months they’ll be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm.

Find out more at or just call 01326 340065 to book a table.

Lighting the Christmas tree

A good crowd of young and old came to see the Christmas tree lights being switched on. After the count down David’s twinkly lights were switched on by Peggy. Mulled wine, hot pasties and mince pies were served and then the Constantine silver band struck up to accompany the carols.

Not a drop of rain fell and the super moon was nearing its zenith, the perfect start for the Christmas season.

Pope’s Garden

Pope’s Garden is ready for the winter.  The Garden Squad have done a tremendous job in the community garden. The gunnera are tucked up and rampant undergrowth has been cut back and the ground cleared of ivy and planted with spring bulbs. The paths are all weeded and laid with new wood chippings.

Many thanks to the Squad, led by Cate and Pauline, and the free wood chippings from Mary.

Sleeping with wild elephants

Dilys being thanked by Richard for her wonderfully illustrated talk on her recent camping trip to Botswana, “Sleeping with wild elephants” . This was the first in our programme of lectures for autumn and winter in the Village Hall.

Bernice Wickins

Port Navas is mourning the loss of one its most committed community members. Bernice Wickens died in St Julia’s Hospice on the evening of Friday September 8th.

Bernice was involved in all aspects of village life – from the maintenance of Pope’s Garden to the management of the Village Hall. She and her husband Roger could always be counted on to help, whatever the cause. She will be much missed and our thoughts are with Roger.

Summer BBQ – August 19th

Many thanks to you all for making the barbecue so successful again. Great food, good atmosphere and some new faces. Tiffa, please pass on thanks to Jinny who helped so much.

I have just over £300 profit for the food takings. Richard will sort out the bar takings very soon. So, financially successful as well.

Best Wishes, Margaret

Lots more photos…

Regatta Report and Results

The sun shone on Port Navas this year, bringing in a record attendance for its annual Regatta.  There was much fun and laughter from the watchers on the quay as the intrepid ventured to do battle on the water. “This was a really successful event, “ said Richard Tiptaft the Chair of the Regatta Committee, “made possible by the hard work and dedication of the local community.”


Village Hall benches

Tim Rendle has kindly restored the Village Hall benches which are dedicated to the Rendle family and Peter Prall.