If you are seeking a very quiet, secluded riverside beach, then tiny Flushing Cove will suit you.
Most visitors here are just passing through while walking the coast path (it is perfect for a gentle stroll, too) but there is also vehicular access with very limited roadside parking which keeps the crowds away.
Across the creek, you can see St Anthony with its lovely church. You can cross the creek by ferry depending on tidal flow during the summer. At low tide you can paddle across but obviously, you need to be aware of tide times.
The beach, within an area of designated natural beauty, is a mix of shingle and sand, fringed by woodland. It is sheltered and mainly a spot for boating/kayaking activities, with wonderful views to the sea, Falmouth and the docks.
There are no facilities or frills here, just a peaceful beach in beautiful surroundings.
Young children will enjoy a splash about at the water’s edge, and they may spot some hermit crabs and tiny shells in this hidden gem of a beach. A definite bucket, net and spade haunt.