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

MAKE A DATE WITH YOUR CAMERA!
Monday, 3rd June 2019

Friends of Par Beach have seen so many great shots posted on Facebook that we would like to make a 2020 calendar to raise funds and show others how great our beach can be. So we are inviting you to submit one or two of your very best shots to be considered for the calendar. Having your print acknowledged and printed in high quality calendar is the prize. The two themes for this first calendar are NATIVE WILDLIFE and LANDSCAPE . We need 13 images, so start sorting. If you would like to join in, please submit high resolution images by JUNE 3 rd .


 

Latest News - See News Page for full details

Civic Award
1st May 2019

Four proud members of Friends of Par Beach, plus our Countryside Manager Jolyon Sharpe, assembled at the Cornwall Council Chamber in Truro on Wednesday evening to receive our Civic Award from Chairman of the Council, Mary May.


Cornwall Civic Award
24th March 2019

Email from Cllr Jordon Rowse to FoPB Chair Richard Parks. Good evening Richard I am writing to tell you that I have nominated Friends of Par Beach for the Cornwall Civic Award. Each Councillor is allowed to nominate one individual, but I have requested that Friends of Par Beach as a group are given this award as a sign of appreciation for all that you do.


Biodiversity Walk | Report
16th January 2019

Back in the Summer of 2018 we held a Biodiversity Walk for our and Friends of Luxilian Valley members.

Click here to link to Steve Barber's Dropbox and see a selection of pictures taken on that day. Many thanks Steve.


Merry Christmas
22nd December 2018


Pacific Oyster 2 | Report
27th November 2018

Following a particularly wet and windy morning the weather became much kinder by 13:00 hrs when we gathered at our Beach Hut to conduct our second Pacific oyster survey. With Matt Slater of Cornwall Wildlife Trust's Shoresearch we were joined by three additionl members of FoPB, besides myself and our chair, Richard, plus three members of the Three Bay Wildlife group.

Once again we conducted our survey along the man-made rock and boulder groynes at the Western end of the beach where Par river joins the bay. This time we worked along the wider of the two groynes, which worked well with the additional manpower, and one womanpower, we had. We reached a total of 1700 Pacific oysters, along its length, after two hours work.



Cornwall Council Park Leisure Par Sands Friends of Par Beach are supported by
PL24 Community Association, Tesco,
Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park,
Cornwall Council Community Grant
Tesco PL24 Community Association