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

Autumn Quiz Night
Tuesday, 24th October 2017
Venue: Scout Hut, Moorland Road, Par. PL24 2PA.
Time: Start at 7:30pm - Doors open at 7:15pm
Cost: £4 per person

We are holding another of our popular Quiz Nights on the evening of Tuesday October 24th....


October Work Party - Cutting Back Sea Buckthorn
Sunday, 29th October 2017
Venue: Wetland Area, Par Beach Local Nature Reserve
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm

We’ll try again! We couldn’t carry out this work in September as the water level was too high. The contractor has been on site and it is ready for us to do our bit to build an OTTER HOLT in the wetland area of the Local Nature Reserve. We shall use wood from the coppicing to build the holts and the pile of chippings will be used to improve the path that leads into the reeds.


 

Latest News - See News Page for full details

'Friends' 8th AGM Friday 6th October
10th October 2017

Friends recently held their 8th AGM on Friday 6th October, where has the time gone? Held as usual at The Gott Hall in Par the event attracted a reasonable 28 people, and reports were given by outgoing Chair John Page and Treasurer Mike Freemantle......


Friends of Par Beach Bat Walk
26th August 2017

Friends of Par Beach had another very successful bat walk on Saturday evening. A fantastic turnout of sixty five people including ten children came along. Carol Williams, one of the country’s leading bat experts, gave a short background talk.....


Great News on the Bags of Help for Friends of Par Beach
25th August 2017

Friends of Par Beach would like to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who voted for them in Tesco during May and June. As a result, we came first in the voting so have won the grant we asked for of £3500 which is for habitat management work in the alder carr at the pond.


Re-Launch of Par Beach Seaweed Survey
4th August 2017

We are re-launching the survey that was asked for by Jolyon Sharpe, Countryside Officer for Cornwall Council, to consult with the local community and beach users for their thoughts on the seaweed that sometimes washes up with the tides on Par Beach. Not enough returns were received from our previous launch for Cornwall Council to form a valid community/beach users view on the subject of seaweed on the beach.


Family Beach Art Competition - Sunday 9th July
10th July 2017

Friends of Par Beach volunteers enjoyed the most successful Sand Art Competition since the event was added to Par Carnival Week when nearly 60 people filled the area over the footbridge at the Eastern end of the the beach.


Update on our Beach Hut/Hub
15th June 2017

We are getting nearer!! The base for our beach hut/hub is now in place and the hut itself is now on order from Just Fir near Par Harbour.


Beach Clean with a Difference
16th May 2017

On a sunny but blustery morning of Sunday 14th May about 20 people came along to help us collect plastics from the shoreline and the beach area. Rob Thompson and Natallia Paliakova from Fathoms Free came along to help sort the plastics from the general rubbish and to take it away


Vote for Friends of Par Beach at Tesco
11th May 2017

Vote for Friends of Par Beach at Tesco Friends of Par Beach is delighted to announce that we are one of the Community Groups selected to participate in the Tesco Bags of Help initiative at the St Austell (Holmbush) store and the Tregonissey Tesco Express from now until the end of June.



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