Destination guide

Steeped in history and flushed with natural beauty

Originally named ‘Nankersey', which translates to ‘valley of the reed swamp', Flushing is a much more picturesque village than its old name implies. Dutch settlers renamed the village in the 17th century and built its 3 quays to maintain it as a busy shipbuilding and repair community. Now, Flushing is more suited to visitors looking for peace, natural beauty, and boat rides. Local entertainment, an annual regatta, and easy access by ferry to the nearby town of Falmouth mean your Flushing vacation rental will always be close to something fun.

Things to do

Meet up with some maritime and military history

A short but sweet passenger ferry ride will take you across Penryn River from Flushing to Falmouth, where vacationers can enjoy the National Maritime Museum. The museum focuses on the area's history as a seafaring port and features the impressive Flotilla Gallery, where small boats are suspended from the ceiling. While in Falmouth, you can check out Pendennis Castle, built by order of King Henry VIII. You can tour the Tudor gun deck, see the governor's bedroom, a WWI guardhouse, and the WWII-era Half-Moon Battery.


Take a walk on the water's side in Flushing

This little village of a fewer than 1,000 residents takes scenic walks to a new level. Step out of your Flushing vacation rental and stroll along the coast of Penryn River, around Trefusis Point, to Kiln Quay. Kiln Quay Beach, although small and rocky, is popular in summer and offers a beautiful view of the Carrick Roads, the estuary east of Flushing. Walking in town is a treat as well, thanks to the rows of Georgian and Victorian homes and two quaint churches. The Methodist Chapel hosts concerts all year, and the Nankersey Male Choir performs regularly.


The future's so uncertain, I gotta wear shades and a rain slicker

Due to its perch on a southerly peninsula, Flushing is one of the warmest villages in the United Kingdom. The climate is temperate year round, and there are more sunny days here than in the rest of the country. Winters are warmer than elsewhere in England, too. Lowest temps in January and February stay in the mid to upper 30s. The surrounding ocean means weather can be unpredictable, however, so bring shades and a raincoat. Extreme temps may be rare, but rainstorms are pretty common.

Natural features

Flush out some native sharks and fluttering butterflies

Much of the countryside and coastline surrounding your Flushing vacation rental is unspoiled wilderness that supports marine life, butterflies, and birds. Grey seals pop up at any time of the year. At low tide and with the help of binoculars, you can spot them basking in the sun on rocks off Pendennis Point, in the neighboring town of Falmouth. Another creature that thrills kids and adults alike is the basking shark, the second largest fish on Earth. You can spot these amazing creatures from Pendennis Point, too, but a boat tour around the harbor is a better bet.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Flushing

The nearest airport is in Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall), located 19.1 mi (30.7 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Flushing?

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What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Flushing?

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