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

OPAL - The Big Bug Hunt
Saturday, 30th July 2016
Venue: Par Beach Orchid Field
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has had to be postponed. Friends of Par Beach are hoping to hold it in August. Watch this space....

Cornwall Wildlife Trust – Strandline Search
Friday, 5th August 2016
Venue: Par Beach
Time: TBA

Friends of Par Beach are hosting Cornwall Wildlife Trust on a Strandline Search on Par Beach as part of their Wildlife Trust Marine Week. Details will follow when available...............

Bat Walk around Par Beach Nature Reserve with Carol Williams
Saturday, 27th August 2016
Venue: Par Beach Nature Reserve
Time: 8pm
Cost: Free to FoPB members & children 12 & under. £2 for non-members

FoPB are delighted to announce that we have been able to organise another Evening Bat Walk with Carol Williams, a leading bat expert. Come and see the different species of bats that feed around the beach area and find out more about these often misunderstood little creatures.

Friends of Par Beach AGM
Tuesday, 20th September 2016
Venue: Gott Hall, Par Green, Par, PL24 2AF
Time: 7:30pm

Friends of Par beach will be holding our AGM on Tuesday 20th September.

Details will follow when finalised.


Latest News - See News Page for full details

Par Beach Public Toilets
16th July 2016

The toilets that are now under the control of Par & Tywardreath Parish Council located at the beach middle car park opposite the pond are now open following a period of refurbishment. They are open from 6am to 9pm and there is a charge of 20p to help cover cleaning and maintenance costs.

Second Beach Hut Survey
5th July 2016

Following the first Beach Hut Survey that Friends of Par Beach ran on behalf of Cornwall Council in September 2015, the results from the returned questionnaires were collated by Cornwall Council and a draft plan has been drawn up. Cornwall Council have come back to us and asked if we would run a second Survey to gather the public's thoughts on the draft plan that is attached to the questionnaire.

Friends of Par Beach add our name to the Ban the Microbead Movement
8th June 2016

This week Friends of Par Beach along with many other similar organisations in Cornwall were happy to have their names added to an open letter to Mary Creagh (Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee), the 14 other members of the committee, Environment Secretary Liz Truss, and our 6 Cornish MPs.

Friends of Par Beach at Grow St Blazey Fete and our Newest Committee Member
22nd May 2016

Friends of Par Beach will be at the Grow St Blazey Fete with our gazebo on Monday 30th May. We will be there to show people about what we do and have achieved since we started in 2009. We will also premièring....

Par Beach Public Toilets
8th April 2016

Doug Scrafton our Cornwall Councillor has announced theat the public conveniences at Par Beach have now been taken over by Tywardreath and Par Parish Council.

Cornwall Wildlife Trust - Your Shore Conference 2016
27th February 2016

Four Committee members of Friends of Par Beach, Richard Parks, Phil Gadd, Gill Butler and John Page, attended the annual Cornwall Wildlife Trust's Your Shore Project Conference at the Victoria Hotel, Newquay on Sat 27th Feb.

Dave Smethurst, aka Par Beach Flotsam & Jetsam
10th February 2016

Friends of Par Beach are very saddened to learn of the passing of one of our stalwart members, Dave Smethurst, last Saturday (6th Feb 2016) following a long and courageous battle with cancer...............

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