The 2022 festival is now all wrapped up! Thank you so much to the crew that spent months organising it, the around 200 volunteers who helped make it happen, the owners of the magnificent boats, the businesses in the stalls, the entertainment and all the lovely people who came along to enjoy it!



The next festival will be held in July 2024. Please look out on the socials and here for the exact dates.


The festival is free to attend and this is only possible through donations, funds raised and the time given by our volunteers. Click here if you’d like to DONATE NOW through Paypal and if you’d like to be a volunteer in the future, please email

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THANK YOU to Henrietta Graham who kindly donated her amazing painting to be featured on our promotional materials and for the original to be auctioned at the festival, which has now been sold.

"Once upon a time you could look down on the channel between St. Clement's Island and Mousehole Harbour and see one of the largest Cornish fleets of luggers, heading out to their fishing grounds. Sea Salts and Sail will re-enact that scene as over forty traditional boats with similar tanned sails, leave the port, tacking back and forth inside and around the island. This festival really reveals Mousehole's close relationship with the sea. From kids paddling at low tide, sculling races, to the harbour packed full of historic vessels, it’s when the village really comes to life. It will be a very nostalgic scene whether you are a spectator on the shore or a participant under sail - be there! The best way to arrive is by classic boat, of course - I'll be on the 40' lugger Barnabas."

Toby Floyer - Skipper of lugger Barnabas, 1881 St Ives mackerel driver (Cornish Maritime Trust)

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