Flying Fish Cove is the main settlement of Australia's Christmas Island. Many maps simply label it “The Settlement”.It was the first British settlement on the island, established in 1888. The cove is named after the survey vessel HMS Flying Fish.
About a third of the territory's total population of 1,600 lives in Flying Fish Cove. It is located in the northeast of the island; there is a small harbour which serves tourists with yachts, and an airfield some kilometers southeast from Flying Fish Cove. It is possible to dive at the settlement's beach