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

Ranger Work Party
Thursday, 4th April 2019
Venue: Main car park adjacent to Picnic Area
Time: 10:00 - 13:00 hrs

Our site ranger, Jenny Heskett, is having a workparty to finish some work to the Picnic Area and any other outstanding small jobs depending on time and numbers.

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

Come for the whole morning or drop in to suit.

Under 16s must be with a responsible adult.

If you come by car please be aware that parking charges do apply from 1st April onwards.

For further info or if you have any questions please use the Contact Us page on our website.

 


 

Latest News - See News Page for full details

Cornwall Civic Reward
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.


September Work Party | Report
30th September 2018

Our first 2018-19 Work Party was to prepare for important work to be done by Cornwall Council to improve the concrete path opposite Park Leisure that leads to the seat on the dunes overlooking the bay. The plan was to widen the path so that wheelchairs may use it more easily and to create a passing bay. In addition we tackled the clearing of gorse and other invasive species to improve the view from the seat.


Pacific Oyster | Report
25th September 2018

The weather was kind on Tuesday, 25th September when Matt Slater of Cornwall Wildlife Trust's Shoresearch came to Par Beach and taught us how to survey an invasive species, the Pacific oyster. This non native has been becoming increasingly common all around Cornwall and a new project has been set up to Monitor its spread and where necessary control its numbers.



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