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

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

Work Parties
Sunday, 22nd November 2020
Venue: FoPB Beach Hut opposite Cafe
Time: 10:30 - 12:30 hrs

The new season of Work Parties is nearly upon us.

As things stand we can run work parties with up to 30 people whilst maintaining social distancing and a few other measures.

As in previous years we propose to hold the work parties on the fourth Sunday of each month excluding December.

The dates are:

27th September 2020

25th October 2020

22nd November 2020

24th January 2021

28th February 2021

28th March 2021

25th April 2021


Watch this space for more details closer to each event date.


Latest News - See News Page for full details

FoPB Calendar 2021
18th October 2020

FoPB are pleased to announce the availability of our 2021 Calendar featuring selected pictures submitted by you, our supporters.

At the cost of just £5:00 the Calendar is available from our Treasurer, Mike Freemantle (01726 816454) or place an order here on the website via the Contact Us page, putting 'Calendar' in the Subject box.

Co-op Local Community Fund
13th September 2020

Co-op Local Community Fund



If you have a Co-op membership card vote for us at membership.coop.co.uk/causes/33650.

As a member when you shop with the Co-op, 1% of what you spend on selected Co-op branded products and services goes to support local causes through their Local Community Fund. You can choose a local cause that you want your 1% to support.

No Co-op membership card? then enquire at your local store or online at coop.co.uk/membership.

As a member when you buy selected products and services from them, including their food stores, they put 5% of what you spend into your Co-op Membership account.


Fowey Valley Bumblebee project and West County Buzz
2nd September 2020

Beginners Bumblebee Identification Course - 11th September 2020 Intermediate  Bumblebee Identification Course - 14th September 2020

Storm Ellen - Par Beach
21st August 2020

Storm Ellen

The Met Office has issued a series of yellow weather warnings, with travel disruption expected.

The Met also warns the South West of England could see surface water flooding.

The front is moving in from the Atlantic and contains the remnants of Tropical Storm Kyle.

Storm Kyle formed off the East Coast of the US, but has now merged with another storm that came from Greenland and renamed Storm Ellen by Ireland's Met Office, Met Eireann.

Luckily for the UK, we're only getting the tail end of Storm Kyle, but even with that, Storm Ellen will see high winds and heavy rain.

Check out the Photo Gallery for more Storm Ellen Images.

StARR Project Newsletter
31st July 2020

The StARR project.

The St Austell Bay Resillient Regeneration (StARR) project aims to reduce flood risk to communities.

Follow this link to read their latest Newsletter

Cornwall Council Park Leisure Par Sands Friends of Par Beach are supported by
PL24 Community Association, Tesco,
Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park,
Cornwall Council Community Grant
Tesco PL24 Community Association