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

Family Beach Art Competition
Sunday, 10th July 2016
Venue: Par Beach, Eastern End
Time: 11am with judging at 12:30pm

As part of Par Carnival Week Friends of Par Beach and Par Community Association are holding a Family Beach Art Competition to follow on from the Children's Treasure Hunt.

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

Friends of Par Beach have joined forces with the Opal Project and will be holding a Bug Count Survey event. This is aimed at children and is a family event. We will be holding this on and around the Orchid Field at the western end of the Beach Local Nature Reserve. Friends of Par Beach believe it is important to connect children with nature and this event is one our initiatives in achieving this.

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

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

On-Line Memberships
23rd January 2016

Friends of Par Beach have some very exciting news!!! We have made it possible to join our group online via our website..............

Water Fowl Welfare
23rd January 2016

Some information and advice on how to better care for the water fowl that visit the pond at Par Beach.........

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