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

February Work Party - Clearing Sycamore Saplings
Sunday, 26th February 2017
Venue: Par Beach Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

The February work party will consist of clearing sycamore saplings from the back path at the eastern end of the Local Nature Reserve.

Beach Clean & Litter Pick
Sunday, 5th March 2017
Venue: Par Beach (meet on the grass area opposite the childrens' play area)
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

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).

March Work Party - Hacking back the Edges of the Main Dunes Path
Sunday, 26th March 2017
Venue: Par Beach Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

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.

Spring Wildflower Walk
Sunday, 16th April 2017
Venue: Par Beach Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: Free to FoPB members & children 12 & under. £2 for non-members

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.

Spring Quiz Night
Tuesday, 25th April 2017
Venue: Scout Hut, Moorland Road, Par. PL24 2PA.
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: £4 per person

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

Bramble Clearing on the Dunes
23rd January 2017

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......

Great Team Effort Helps to Clean up Par Beach
9th January 2017

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.

Friends of Par Beach Education Fact Sheets
4th December 2016

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......

'Friends' Put up Bat Boxes around Par Beach LNR
17th November 2016

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.

Skipton Building Society Grant
10th November 2016

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.

2016 AGM Review
24th September 2016

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...............

September Beach Clean & Litter Pick
18th September 2016

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...

Please Vote for Friends of Par Beach
2nd September 2016
Friends of Par Beach have been fortunate to have been short-listed for a £500 grant from Skipton Building Society. The final winners will be chosen by a public on-line vote.
We have applied for the funding to help us put a beach hut on Par Beach to act as a hub for FoPB events and to provide an opportunity to provide information to the public in general.
It's really easy to vote for us. Go to www.skiptongrg.co.uk/apply-for-funding/2016-shortlisted-groups/south-west/#apply-map and scroll down to click on Friends of Par Beach, which gives details of our application and, at the bottom, a button to press to vote for us.
Perhaps you could ask your friends and neighbours to do the same. Your support will be very much appreciated and if we are successful the award will go towards the work we carry out for the benefit of the beach and it's users.

Friends of Par Beach's August Bank Holiday Weekend's Activities.
29th August 2016

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.

Micro-Bead Campaign Update
29th August 2016

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!

Cornwall Council Park Leisure Par Sands Friends of Par Beach are supported by
Par Bay Big Local, Trenython Manor,
Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park,
Cornwall Council Community Grant
Trenython Manor Par Bay Big Local