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

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

 

Beach Advice




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

There is a telephone in the Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park office, and one at The Ship Inn.

The postcode of the beach is
PL24 2AS
and the O/S grid reference is
088533.


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Leisure activities

 

In addition to our conservation work we also hold social events throughout most of the year such as:

 

Bird watch, Bat talk & walk, Wildlife walk, plus Quiz Nights, to name a few

 

Come join in the fun

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

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WILDLIFE & FAUNA




Want to know more about the plants, birds and other creatures you will find in the area? Visit this page and its website links for identification.


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BEACH FACILITIES




Information about free parking, seating and toilet facilities. Details about the footpaths and public rights of way and more..


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TIME AND TIDE BELL PROJECT




A 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. Click to find out how the project is progressing

NEW!


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MEMBERSHIP TO FRIENDS OF PAR BEACH




Join us to add your support to our efforts to conserve the beauty, character assessibility and community use of Par Beach. We have social groups for special interests including photography and bird watching.


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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.


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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.


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MEMBERS' PHOTOGRAPHS




Visit our members' photo galleries including various projects, work parties and social events like the Beach Art Comeptition


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ABOUT FRIENDS OF PAR BEACH




Find out how we were formed and why. Read about our stated aims and meet the committee members


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COMPLEMENTARY INTERNET LINKS




A compliation of local, regional and national links to websites having similar interests as Friends of Par Beach for you to enjoy.


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PDF DOCUMENT DOWNLOADS




Factsheets, hsitorical documents and posters you can download. Also available are our constitution and policies .


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VIEW ARCHIVE NEWS AND EVENTS



To find a specific word or phrase, type in below and click on the Access button.

Leave blank and click on the Access button to list every News and Event item on record in chronological order.

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS


Wish to see older news and previous events? Above this is a searchable facility to quickly locate what you might need


04
May

Project of Works 

Project of Works
4th May 2021

Please find below a recent update from Adam Chell (Countryside Officer) for Cornwall Council in relation to proposed works in relation to Par Beach and its Local Nature reserve...

The Par Pond (Bird Lake) is a spring fed water body and the water levels are subject to natural variation.  We do not consider the current low levels to be exceptional, however we will continue to visit the area on a regular basis to monitor the condition of the pond and local wildlife.

We would like to assure the local community that if levels were to drop significantly we would work with the Environment Agency and take necessary measures to ensure that the wildlife is protected.

Over recent years we have noted large fluctuations in the water levels, particularly during extended dry periods, alongside frequent flooding of the access road at wetter times.

Our initial investigations have shown that extensive works are required to improve the drainage throughout the area, in part to resolve flooding of the highways, and a substantial capital project has been set up to address this, along with a number of other issues on the site, which have been detailed below. This work will include repairs to the sluice system and the clearing of the feeder channels that run between the pond and the stream.

We are continuing to invest significantly across the area as part of a sustained improvement programme, working with local stakeholders to enhance beach access, improve infrastructure and manage invasive vegetation to increase the ecological value of the Dune system.

Works to be included as part of this project are:

  • Re-instatement of feeder channels, sluices and access paths around the pond
  • Resurfacing of the access road through the site
  • Resurfacing of the smaller parking areas
  • Resurfacing of the footpath that runs behind the holiday park
  • Extension of the access improvement through the dunes
  • Resurfacing of the section of Multiuse Trails from the western end of the access road to the haul road
  • Continued control of invasive plants and scrub encroachment in the dunes

It is hoped to deliver these work within the next 3 years, with some priority elements starting this year. A programme will be shared in due course.

In conjunction, an additional project is planned around the St. Andrew’s pond (Par pond) area to improve road drainage and remove silt build up in the pond.

Adam Chell I Countryside Officer

Cornwall Council I Natural Environment Service I Sites and Trails

22
Dec

Merry Christmas 

15
Dec

New Website 

New Website
14th December 2020

New Website

 

FoPB are pleased to announce that our new, shiny-bright, website has gone live.

 

It still contains all the useful and informative content that you have come to expect from the original website, now 10 years old, but in, we hope, a much more modern and presentable fashion.

 

It can now be viewed on any device that suits you, be it a mobile phone, tablet or computer.

 

You are invited to follow the link below, which you can select or copy & paste into your browser, to view the new site.

http://parbeach.com

 

We would welcome any feedback, good, bad or indifferent, you may care to give. Please use our Contact page using this link, Contact Us, or via the Envelope (Email) tab on the right side of the FoPB Website page you are viewing.

 

Many thanks for your continued support.

 

Stay safe.


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19
Apr

Work Party (April 2021) 

Work Party (April 2021)
Sunday, 25th April 2021
Venue: Western Car Park
Time: 10.00 - 12.00 hrs

WERE UP AND RUNNING AGAIN

((SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS)

WORKING PARTY

 

Join us on…….

Sunday 25th  April         10.00 to 12.00 hrs.

Cutting back edges of the Access Path around the orchid field and through the woods.

 

Meet at Western Car Park (parking is FREE until 17th May)

 

CURRENT GOVERNMENT RULES ARE……

That we can meet subject to a MAXIMUM OF 15 people working in groups of no more than 6.

 

THEREFORE, PARTICIPANTS MUST BOOK A PLACE BY PHONING PHIL ON 01726 817396

 

We shall have supplies of sanitiser, disinfectant spray and paper roll on site, but………….

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN GLOVES

WE SHALL HAVE PRE-SANITISED TOOLS AVAILABLE, BUT PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN TOOLS IF POSSIBLE

Regrettably we are unable to provide refreshments at present

 

Working hard for Par Beach and the Environment


23
Oct

TCV and Froglife present an Introduction to Reptile Identification & Surveying Webinar 

TCV and Froglife present an Introduction to Reptile Identification & Surveying Webinar
Friday, 6th November 2020
Venue: Zoom meeting
Time: 18:30 hrs
Cost: Free (booking required)

Do you want to learn more about Reptiles?


Introduction to Reptile Identification & Surveying

The conservation Volunteers (TCV) in partnership with Froglife were overwhelmed by the demand for the last time so have decided to host another FREE online training course via Zoom on Friday 6th November at 6:30pm
 

The talk will cover common and widespread UK reptiles with an overview of their identification, and where and how to look for them.
 

It will be suitable for all audiences, and will especially appeal to anyone interested in wildlife and conservation. This course particularly suits those who:

• Wish to improve their identification skills of UK reptiles

• Is looking to gain knowledge on how to survey for reptiles – whether in their own garden or a public green space

• Looking for experience in the environmental sector

• Wish to learn about the importance of recording our reptile species and how doing so can make a real difference
 

The presentation begins at 18:30 and should finish no later than 20:00.

To book

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-reptile-identification-and-surveying-tickets-126784958223

Numbers are limit to 100.

Feel free to book on if you wish to learn a bit more about our indigenous reptilain friends.

If you have any queries please send an email to t.burden@tcv.ork.uk

11
Oct

October Work Party 

October Work Party
Sunday, 25th October 2020

Venue: Car Park opposite the Duck Pond
Time: 10:00 - 12:00 hrs

UNDER NEW COVID REGULATIONS THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS WHERE GROUPS CAN BE MORE THAN 6 PEOPLE INCLUDING FOR WORK AND VOLUNTARY OR CHARITABLE SERVICES

WORKING PARTY

Sunday, 25th October

10.00 to 12.00 hrs

 

ERADICATING SEA BUCKTHORN in the SECONDARY DUNES

 

MEET AT THE CAR PARK OPPOSITE DUCK POND

 

We shall have supplies of sanitiser, disinfectant spray and paper roll on site, but... 

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN GLOVES

WE SHALL HAVE PRE-SANITISED TOOLS AVAILABLE, but...

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN TOOLS IF POSSIBLE

 

Regrettably we are unable to provide refreshments at present

 

Enquiries to Phil on 01726 817396 

Email    info@parbeach.com

Working hard for Par Beach and thEnvironment

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