The 2024 festival will be held on the 5th – 7th July 2024! The list of this year’s boats and our dazzling array of entertainment have been added to the website. As the festival is free, we kindly request that people purchase a programme to discover the full schedule of what’s happening each day (it’s also an beautiful keepsake). This means that we cannot respond to requests to give this information out online.

Details of how to purchase a programme will be released in early June.



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

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PLEASE NOTE – we are now closed for any stalls submissions as we are at full capacity.

"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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