Wednesday 20th June

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.

Recent news

Tiffa’s Exhibition

May 25th: It was a mild evening and a great turn-out of friends and neighbours for the private view of Tiffa’s exhibition: Botany and Boats. Mally Francis, Tiffa’s botanical tutor, and her husband Charles came all the way from Heligan. The paintings were much admired and lots of red dots were deployed!


First day of Summer Time

Sunday March 25th

The clocks went forward last night and the sun came out to help us celebrate. Here are a few pictures, including the new header image on this page, taken on the way down for Sunday brunch at the Port Navas Yacht Club. Happy days!

More photos…

Sally Thomas

At this year’s Village Hall AGM we reported that Sally Thomas was leaving the committee. Sally has been involved with the Hall from the early days of fund-raising to buy the building in 2001 and has done an amazing job both as a committee member, caretaker and dedicated supporter. Thank you, Sally, for everything you have done. It is all very much appreciated. Margaret Scott, chairman of the hall committee presented Sally with a card painted by Tiffa Meadows and a tile made by Mel Chambers – two talented local artists who both have exhibitions in the hall this summer.

Snow in Port Navas

March 1st 2018

Thanks to Jules Bennett for these photos of the snow in Port Navas.

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.