: The Quay Cafe
Car: not necessary
Flushing is said to be one of the warmest villages in the UK because it has an idyllic sheltered south-facing aspect, between the banks of the Penryn River and Falmouth Harbour.
It became popular in the eighteenth century as the choice location for the wealthy Packet Ship captains and was visited by Admiral Nelson. Latterly it has become one of the most sought-after locations anywhere in the West Country.
Flushing has an unrivalled mild climate, streets lined with picture-postcard traditional terraced fisherman’s cottages and beautiful unspoilt surrounding countryside. 2 excellent pubs and a stunning waterside restaurant are all within stumbling distance while the friendly village shops stocks most provisions.
There is also easy access onto some of the best sailing waters anywhere in the West Country, with the Helford River, the Fal Estuary, Falmouth Bay and Mylor Yacht Harbour all within reach. Flushing has a Sailing Club that welcomes guests, and it’s own dog-friendly beach.
The Flushing Regatta and Flushing Art Week are 2 unique annual fixtures not to be missed.