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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: There are links to many interesting wildlife websites on this page.

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

Beach postcode:
PL24 2AS

O/S grid reference:


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?

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Learn all about Par Beach in the links below.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Information about free parking, seating and toilet facilities.
Plus, we have details about the footpaths and public rights of way and lots more.
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.


The worst prisons are the ones we make and live in ourselves.

Find out how we were formed and why. Read about our stated aims and read about the committee members and their respective roles.
Join us to add your support to our efforts to conserve the beauty, character assessibility and community use of Par Beach.
Visit our members' photo galleries including various projects, work parties and social events including our Beach Art Comeptition and so much more!.
Historical documents and posters you can freely download.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

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You may search our News and Events records by typing in a word or phrase within those items that you are looking for



Wish to see older news and previous events?

Above this is a searchable facility to quickly locate what you might need


NEWS: Volunteers 

Dear Friends of Par Beach member

We are looking for people to get involved as volunteers and help us record the wildlife found on the beach and rocky promontories of Par (think rock pooling for adults).

We aim to create a team of volunteers to help us carry out surveys in the future.

To help us train you, Cornwall Wildlife Trust are running a free training event on Spit Beach near Par on Saturday 21st May.

If you are interested in getting involved, please email contact@parbeach.com for more information. It would be great to get more members actively involved so if you are interested but cant make the training day on 21st, do get in touch anyway.


NEWS: Par Time and Tide Bell 

Par Bell logo

Exciting news about our Par Time and Tide Bell making a visit to Par in advance of the installation later in the Summer.

It will firstly be visiting Tywardreath School on Thursday and Friday the 3rd and 4th of March so that the children, staff and parents can have a good look and also get to play the Bell.

It is so important for the children to get some knowledge of Rising Sea Levels and Global Warming, as their age group and that of their children are likely to be the first generations to be really affected by this issue.

The Bell will then be on display in Cornubia on Saturday 5th of March where everybody is welcome to visit and have a look. We hope to invite the media along on that day as well to gain as much publicity as possible, and also encourage some donations, as we are getting close but are not quite there yet with our funding.

The Bell will then stay in Cornubia on Sunday 6th March and be part of the Spring Fair.

Please take this opportunity to have a look at this wonderful project, and remember that Par is the only chosen site in Cornwall for a Time and Tide Bell.



NEWS: FoPB Calendar 2022 

FoPB Calendar 2022
24th October 2021

FoPB are pleased to announce the availability of our 2022 Calendar featuring selected pictures submitted by you, our members and supporters.

At a cost of just £5:00 for local (by hand) delivery, and £5:00 plus £2:00 post & packing via Royal Mail please place your order here on the website via theContact Uspage, putting 'Calendar' in the Subject box.


EVENT: Work Party (May 2022) 


 Sunday 29th May 2022 

10.30 to 12.30 hrs


Cutting Back Selected Undergrowth


Meet at FoPB Beach Hut


We shall be cutting back selected undergrowth on the main and secondary dunes between the path from FoPB Hut and the Western Car Park.


 Please wear sensible footwear.

We have hand tools, but do bring your own if you wish.



Refreshments will be available


Working hard for Par Beach and the Environment


EVENT: Quiz Night 

Quiz Night
Wednesday, 11th May 2022

Venue: Scout Hall, Moorland Road, Par
Time: 19.15 for 19.30 hrs
Cost: 5.00 per person

Join us for a fun night of questions, the picture quiz and, the enjoyable, prize Music Game.

Charge is just £5 per person, which covers cocktail pasty, tea, coffee or squash AND free entry into our prize Music Game.

Maximum 6 per table – no age restrictions.

In order to avoid disappointment and to secure your pasties (meat or cheese & onion) it is recommended to book a table with Mike on 01726 816454.

If you are on your own or there are not enough to form your own team you can still book a place(s) to join a mixed table.

There will not be a licensed bar, but you are welcome to bring your own drinks if you wish.

As well as the new Music Game there will be a raffle with a variety of prizes.

For further information ring Mike or use the Contact Us page on our website, please put 'Quiz Night' in the subject box.


EVENT: Bird Identification Talk and Walk 

Bird Identification
Talk and Walk
   with Tim McGrath of the
                                Wildlife and Wetlands Trust.
Friends of Par Beach is delighted to invite you to another Bird Identification Talk and Walk with Tim McGrath to learn more about common and rarer birds visiting Par Beach and Local Nature Reserve. Suitable for complete beginners and experts alike to come and share local insights with this knowledgeable, friendly guide.
Binoculars highly recommended, camera optional.
When:     08.15 for 08.30 hrs start, Sunday 8th May 2022.
Where:    Meet by the Pay machine in Par Beach East (main) car park.
Cost:       Free to FoPB members and under 12s. 3 for non-members.
                   (Join on the day! Annual membership is 5 for an individual, 8 for a couple/family).
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