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The Creek

Reproduced with permission from the Trefusis Estate 'Sely's Creek' dated 1767



Extract taken from Dr Kim Jelbert BSc (Hons) MSc PhD MCIEEM

Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) - Sailors Creek - 23 August 2021


The site, measuring c. 3.2 ha and known locally as ‘Sailors Creek’, is located on the north bank of the Penryn River estuary, c. 0.5 km west of Flushing Village, and c. 0.3 km north of Falmouth, which  is located on the south bank of the Penryn River estuary, Cornwall.  The site  comprises predominantly intertidal mud/ sand (below the mean high water mark) and  intertidal boulders/ rocks below the mean high water mark, bound by boulders/ rocks above  the mean high water mark and broad-leaved woodland, with an area of dense scrub understood to have previously been grassland as indicated by neutral semi-improved  grassland along scrub margins, and a small stream entering the northern tip of the  intertidal creek. The site is surrounded by the Penryn River Estuary to the south and immediate  west, with mixed farmland (arable and pasture) enclosed with Cornish hedgerows and pockets of  woodland to the northwest and northeast.



Our lease allows us to have 26 moorings which are traditional Cornish drying mud berths.

If your boat has a keel you will need legs.

If your boat is a flat bottomed barge you won’t!

At present we don’t have access to all of the beach and we are awaiting essential tree works in order to make the beach safe, but we do have a waiting list for moorings.


From April 2022 all boatowners on the mooring waiting list will have to become a Sailors Creek Member.


Click here if you want to join our mooring list.


And click here to become a Member.

Sailing boats in transit or needing short term winter layup to shelter from storms will be made a priority.

  • Annual mooring rate and policy 1ST APRIL 2022 TO 31ST MARCH 2023

Up to 30’    £368

31’ to 40’    £459

41’ to 50’    £561

51’ to 60’    £663

60’ plus      £POA

Extra £10/week pp for liveaboards.

Mooring agreements must be signed.

All vessels must be insured.

Strictly no mooring up without prior arrangement.

All tenants will be supported to achieve zero discharge into the creek.

All vessels must be in transit for one month per year 1st April to 31st March.

Full conditions of mooring agreement available HERE.

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