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    Beach geography. See menu above
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    Our Time and Tide Bell project. See menu above
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Par Weather from the BBC




Par Tide Timetable from the BBC

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know: Most sandy UK coastlines have retreated. Not so at Par.
BEACH INCIDENT ADVICE

Stung by Jellyfish? Found a carcass? In need of assistance?

Beach postcode:
PL24 2AS

O/S grid reference:
088533

Wildlife

We are keen to preserve the habitat of Par Beach to attract all manner of birds, bugs, butterflies and mammals

Come see what you can find

Leisure activities

As members we hold social events throughout most of the year such as:
 
Bird watch, Bat talk & walk, Wildlife walk, Quiz Nights, to name a few. Why not join us?
 

Members' Photograph

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Learn all about Par Beach in the links below.

WILDLIFE &
FAUNA
Want to learn more about the plants, birds and other creatures you will find in the area?
Visit this page and its website links for identification.
 
BEACH
  HISTORY  
Find out what is known about the beach's past such as its shipwreck and the people that lived and worked the area.
Read what was found at Little Hell and a few photo's of the area taken around 1930's.
BEACH
GEOGRAPHY
Discover the beach geography including its sands dunes which, somewhat unusually, are growing.
Read about the former model boating lake and The Saint's Way pilgrim route. Plus other iinteresting facts for you to explore.
 
TIME & TIDE
BELL
This is an important National Community Art project.
We have been asked to take over as lead group for this site - the only one planned for the whole of Cornwall.
BEACH
FACILITIES
Information about free parking, seating and toilet facilities.
Plus, we have details about the footpaths and public rights of way and lots more.
INTERNET
LINKS
A compliation of local, regional and national links to websites having similar interests as those of Friends of Par Beach.
Please Note: We are not responsible for the content of websites we have linked.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know: We are always on the lookout for more history about Par beach.

WHO WE ARE
 
 
Find out how we were formed and why. Read about our stated aims and read about the committee members and their respective roles.
COME JOIN US
 
 
Join us to add your support to our efforts to conserve the beauty, character assessibility and community use of Par Beach.
MEMBER'S
PHOTO'S
 
Visit our members' photo galleries including various projects, work parties and social events including our Beach Art Comeptition and so much more!.
 
PDF
DOCUMENT
DOWNLOADS
Historical documents and posters you can freely download. Also available are our constitution and policy documents.
 

Car Parking for 300 vehicles.

Free between 1 Nov - 31 March

Low cost at other times

Restroom facilities

with easy access

Bench seating at various locations donated by FoPB fund raisers and Cornwall Council

Members' Photograph

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07
Nov

NEWS: Water Quality Monitoring 

Water Quality Monitoring around Par and Tywardreath:

Why bother?

 

Getting involved in checking out the water quality in your local area can be a fun way to meet people, learn a new skill and help gain some insight into your local waterways. Full training is available! Read on to find out more!

   

Polmear Stream                                          Phosphate testing

 

Many factors affect both appearance and content of water in our rivers and streams, such as amount of rainfall, proximity of trees and shrubs, tidal influences, proximity to farmland, field 'run off', presence of water treatment plants and frequency of sewage outflow. Both the River Par and Polmear Stream feed into the sea at Par Beach. Thus, gaining an understanding of how the water quality may change during the year and factors that may influence this is an important part of improving knowledge of Par Beach.

Friends of Par Beach supports all efforts to conserve and enhance Par Beach and Local Nature Reserve. In keeping with this, some members have undertaken training to support an extension of the Citizen Science Initiative to carry out water quality testing on behalf of West Country Rivers Trust. The Trust are able to utilise the data to support lobbying groups in challenging water companies and the government to improve standards and infrastructure.

Water samples are tested on a monthly basis by trained volunteers and fed into a large database to review trends. Several local conservation groups are also involved in neighbouring areas, including Friends of the Luxulyan Valley and Three Bays Wildlife Trust.

On the Par River, testing is carried out at 12 sites. We test for; phosphates, dissolved solids, temperature, turbidity and also record other data such as flow and evidence of pollution. If you would like to see the results and more detailed explanation, follow this link.

https://www.luxulyanvalley.co.uk/the-valley/water-quality-monitoring/

 

In a couple of places along the Par River, bacteria levels are also tested. The river trusts also produce the delightfully named "sewage map", which shows discharges into UK rivers in previous years

https://theriverstrust.org/key-issues/sewage-in-rivers

 

 

Par River Slipway                                                            Treesmill Stream

 

This is a new venture for Friends of Par Beach, but we are excited to be involved in such an important project and look forward to sharing some results with you all in due course. We can always fund room for more volunteers, committed to giving an hour or two per month plus initial training. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact:

brian.harrison5@gmail.com





22
Nov

EVENT: Work Party (Nov 22) 

WORK PARTY

Sunday 27th November

10.30 - 12.30

WILDFLOWER MEADOW

Meet at the Meadow through the gate near the Statue at the end of the Access Road.

We shall be digging up brambles and flag iris that have established themselves as well as raking up any loose material from the smaller adjacent field.

Spades, forks, mattocks and rakes will be provided, but do bring your own if you wish.

Please wear sensible footwear.

Bring your own 'bramble proof' gloves.

Refreshments will be provided.



27
Oct

EVENT: G7 Task Day (30 Oct 22) 

G7 Task Day (3)

(G7 Legacy Project for Nature Recovery)

    

Sunday 30th October 2022

09.30 to 14.30 hrs

Don't forget to reset your clocks Saturday night

Management of Invasive Species

Meet at FoPB Beach Hut opposite the Par Beach Cafe

 

 Please wear sensible footwear.

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN GLOVES

 

Bring your own refreshments or visit Par Beach Cafe.



21
Oct

EVENT: Work Party (October 2022) 

WORK PARTY


Sunday

23rd October 2022

10.30 to 12.30 hrs

 

Cutting back Foliage

 

Meet by the Sluice Gate opposite the White Hut

  

The foliage from Trees and Shrubs is encroaching the grass area between the footpath and the edge of the Bird Lake.

 

 Please wear sensible footwear.

We have various cutting tools but feel free to bring your own.

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN GLOVES

 

Refreshments will be available

 

Working hard for Par Beach and the Environment



Friends of Par Beach is supported by PL24 Community Association, Tesco, CO OP, Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park, and Cornwall Council Community Grant