Welcome to Friends of Par Beach
Join Friends of Par Beach (FoPB) and add your support to our efforts to conserve the beauty, character, accessibility and community use of Par Beach. If you are interested in helping with conservation work, joining guided walks, attending talks or helping to organise these activities and events then please get in touch.
Are you interested in botany, photography, birds or other wildlife, crafts, conservation work or sport such as kite flying and volleyball? Do let us know what you want to be involved with, or if you have any questions. Contact us through our email form and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
Forthcoming Events - See Events Page for full details
The February work party will consist of clearing sycamore saplings from the back path at the eastern end of the Local Nature Reserve.
Friends of Par Beach are holding our Spring Litter Pick in conjunction with Clean Cornwall and Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘ The Great British Spring Clean ’ that is being between 3rd – 5 th March along with Surfers Against Sewage (SAS).
This is the last of our winter season of work parties and we will be hacking back the edges of the main dunes path to make it more accessible.
Join us for, part 1 (spring), a wander along the beach and through the dunes and nature reserve to look at the variety of flora to be found and how it fits into the habitat.
We are holding another of our very popular Quiz Nights on Tuesday 21st April at the Scout Hut, Moorland Road, Par. This event will help to raise funds for forthcoming projects that are in the pipeline, purchasing and equiping our beach hut is one of them.
Latest News - See News Page for full details
Last year on one of our regular winter work parties we cleared two areas of gorse which has become so rampant on the Nature Reserve. The purpose of this action was to create some sheltered spaces for insects......
A combination of different factors all came together today when an amazing, second best ever, 110 volunteers answered our 'Call to Arms' and joined Friends of Par Beach to help clear the large volume of rubbish that had appeared over the holiday period.
Gill Butler, our committee member responsible for education, has been busy and has produced a series of fact sheets that have recently been placed in in the documents section of our website. These will form part of our education programme......
Committee members Phil Gadd, Richard Parks, Mike Freemantle and Dennis Brock teamed up on 15th November to put up the bat boxes around Par Beach Local Nature Reserve (LNR) that we had commissioned the children of Tywardreath School to build for us recently.
Following our appeal back in September, Friends of Par Beach are delighted to announce that we have been informed that we were successful in our application to Skipton Building Society. We have been awarded one of the 377 pots of £500 in this year's distribution of their grants and should get our money before the end of the year.
On the evening of Tuesday 20th September Friends of Par Beach held their 6th AGM. Richard Parks, our retiring Chairman following three years of gallant service as Chair...............
The September litter pick/beach clean went well this morning and about 50 people came along to help out. The best bit of news is that there was very noticeably much less litter...
Friends of Par Beach has had a busy and successful weekend! We held our Bat Walk on the evening of Saturday 27th August and on Sunday we were part of the coalition of 'Friends', PL24 Community Association and Par Bay Sustainable Fish.
Following our news item dated 8th June there has been some excellent news (below) from Greenpeace! If you care and haven't signed the petition yet please consider doing so, a massive 3.5k people have done so already!