Lower DeckHelford River
Location and Surrounding Area
Port Navas is situated at the head of one of the most delightful tidal creeks on the Helford River and is approximately 7 miles from Falmouth, 6 miles from Helston and 16 miles from Truro. Constantine and Mawnan Smith, with their own stunning countryside, have a variety of shops. Lower Deck is a good centre from which to visit the many sandy coves and fishing villages of the Lizard Peninsula. The north coast is within an hours drive and several secluded beaches are just a short drive away.
Passenger ferries are available from Helford Passage to Helford and from Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier to the upper River Fal, St. Mawes, Truro and Helford River.
The beautiful subtropical gardens of Treba’ and National Trust Glendurgan are nearby.
The area is a yachtsman’s paradise, excellent for sailing, motor boating or rowing and is a perfect base for those wishing to explore the Helford River and its upper reaches, including Frenchman’s Creek, immortalised by the late Daphne Du Maurier. Slipway facilities are available for launching boats and moorings may be arranged. Both motor and sailing boats may be hired locally with sailing tuition available. The Helford River has a lively scene with local regattas taking place throughout the summer.
Port Navas Yacht Club is your local, quirky gem on the edge of Port Navas creek. Please book ahead with your hosts Nigel/Mike 01326 340065 as the venue is popular and compact. Dogs and children welcome. For boat moorings/berths – Tom 01326 340525
Fishing by boat from Port Navas with the possibility of catching mackerel, pollock, bass and even the odd shark. Coarse fishing at Argal and Stithians Reservoirs.
- May 2021