Nestled between Penryn and Mylor, Flushing is one of the most beautiful tiny, quaint Cornish villages.
Olivia introduced me to this spot a couple of years back, and it’s become one of our regular hang out spots to walk the dogs and take in the beautiful views of Falmouth harbour.
However until the other week I hadn’t realised there’s also a little beach here that is just perfect for launching off the kayaks too! Olivia told me that sometimes on flat days, they sail their boat there over from Falmouth to relax in the water, as it’s quicker than driving around.
So naturally, as soon as the weather permitted, we met up there for a relaxed kayaking excursion, floating around the boats and catching some rays.
If you haven’t seen before here on the blog, I have a pair of awesome inflatable kayaks from Amazon* that I’ve used for the last 4 or 5 years. They’re a super affordable option and a great choice if you have a small car or don’t have roof racks so aren’t able to transport the proper fibreglass versions too!
They take about 10 minutes to pump up which is simple, but the only thing I would say is they are quite like, so I wouldn’t take them out in any windy conditions, and they do have weight limits on them too – so check that out before you buy.
Anyway, Olivia and I always have a great time paddling about in them. When I go kayaking, I really just do it for the experience of floating on the water, and being able to get to cool little coves. I’m not into long distance paddling or anything – it truly is just for fun and a splash about.
Particularly on this day as it was so hot as well – we paddled up and down the Flushing coastline but just kept things relaxed, chatting as we went and stopping lots to take photos.
It was the perfect way to spend a Tuesday morning, and I’m forever grateful that we live so close to places like this that means we can just do this easily during the week.
As I write this the weather is less ideal, so fingers crossed it comes back so we can spend more mornings like this soon!
Flushing is a particularly tiny little village, with skinny roads and very few passing places, so do be mindful if you choose to visit. Even better – launch off from somewhere around Falmouth on a flat day and paddle over to explore!