Below is our list of interesting and/or useful links, to help we've created an additional page with wildlife identification links


Alecto's Bird & Nature
A local blog with beautiful photos of what is out and about our way, by Angie.

Carlyon Bay Watch
A group set up to protect Carlyon Bay from developers. Please show them your support as we would hope for theirs.

Charlestown Coastwatch
Rediscovered in 2001, restored and re-opened in 2003, Charlestown's coastwatch lookout is manned by loyal volunteers protecting and preserving life at sea and around our coastline

Cornwall Bat Group
Contact details for the group.

Discover St Austell
Discover St Austell a fun and interactive website to help St Austell's residents and visitors a chance to explore St Austell's hidden secrets, unravel the history of St Austell via the St Austell Discovery Trails, highlight the stunning St Austell Bay and its Cornish coastline, St Austell beauty spots and Cornish wildlife while at the same time teaching you all about the Cornish environment and how to protect it.

Eden Project
An educational charity, connects us to each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future.

Friends of the Fowey Estuary
Local group with interests in recreational, educational and conservation activities of the Estuary

Friends of Luxulyan Valley
Local group with interests in recreational, educational and conservation aspects of the Valley

Fowey Harbour Commissioners
A trust to improve, maintain and manage Fowey harbour

Fowey RNLI
Fowey lifeboat station contact and launch information

Golant Village Website
Golant is a small Cornish waterside village, bounded on the west by the Lostwithiel to Fowey road the B3269 and on the east by its
focal point the River Fowey. This website is a mine of information on all things Golant.

Par Old Cornwall Society
Par branch of the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park
The caravan park by Par Beach, run by Park Leisure

PL24 Community Association
A group set up to give a voice to to the P24 area community

Roseland Observatory
Founded in 1998, this local observatory is based on a site within Court Farm between St Stephen and Coombe.

St Austell Baywatch
A local blog of "birds, animals, flora, fauna and fungi found around St Austell Bay from Black Head to Gribben Head". If you ever thought that there was just a couple of ducks, a few geese and a wee bit of seaweed to be seen down our way, then visit this blog and have your eyes opened, it's fascinating.

St Austell Camera Club
They meet at Cuddra Hall, Holmbush, on Thursdays between September and May. Everyone is welcome, beginners of experienced photographers alike.

Tide Times at Par
Interactive tide timetable with EasyTide from the Admiralty

Tywardreath & Par Parish Council
Link to information from our Parish Council, who's who, meeting minutes etc.

Local website with bits of information about the village and area.

Weather Forecast for Par
Weather forecast from the Met Office


Atlantic Coast Line
The Par-Newquay branch line links the south and north of Cornwall, providing a valuable public transport link. The line brings thousands of holidaymakers and daytrippers into Newquay, helps reduce congestion and parking problems, as well as serving communities along the line.

Cornish Birds of Prey Centre
Centre to teach about these amazing birds

Cornwall AONB
Management partnership protecting the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty of Cornwall

Cornwall Bird-Watching and Preservation Society
A fantastic group dedicated to the study and conservation of birds in Cornwall. They own or manage 6 nature reserves, run field meetings and all sorts.

Cornwall Council
Environmental Management (including beach cleanliness) 0300 1234 202

Cornwall Search and Rescue
Volunteer search and rescue for Cornwall

Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Voluntary wildlife champion in Cornwall

Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Manages and disseminates informations about both the biological and geological state of Cornwall

Friends of King Edward Mine
The friends have helped with the conservation, preservation, education and awareness raising of the mine at Cambourne, since 1987

Friends of Kilminorth Woods
Community based wildlife and conservation group for the ancient woods nr Looe

Kernow Kite Surf Club
Founded in 2009 to bring like minded people together and keep access open to the wonderful beaches

Pirate FM
Radio station for Cornwall and West Devon on 102.2 and 102.8FM

Radio St Austell Bay
A community radio station based in St. Austell Bay on 105.6FM

Screech Owl Sanctuary
Providing care & rehab to injured wild owls, promoting conservation needs of owls and their environment and running captive breeding programs for preservation and re-introduction of species.

South West Coast Path Association
Charity to complete, improve and promote the South West Coast Path

South West Water
Responsible for drinking water, waste water services and bathing waters in the region

St Erth's Village Website
St. Erth is an attractive West Cornwall village situated on the River Hayle two miles from the English Channel to the north and four miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the south, each offering excellent sandy beaches and associated aquatic sports from sailing to surfing. It is twinned with Ploulec'h in Brittany.

Westcountry Rivers Trust
Environmental charity to preserve, protect, develop and improve waterways in the Westcountry.


British Dragonfly Society
To promote the study and conservation of dragonflies and their natural habitats

British Geological Society
Provides services and advice in all areas of geoscience

British Kite Surfing Association
A resource for British kite surfing with information on clubs, training and events

British Lichen Society
To stimulate and advance interest in lichenology

British Mycological Society
Promoting fungal science

British Trust for Ornithology
Investigates the population, movements and ecology of wild birds in the British Isles

BTCV British Trust of Conservation Volunteers
Environmental conservation volunteering

Conservation for all invertebrates

Bumblebee Conservation Trust
The BCT works at the prevention of the extinction of any of the UK’s bumblebees, the long-term future for all our bumblebees and other pollinators which support the ecosystem service of pollination, the protection, creation and restoration of flower-rich habitats and increasing in the understanding and appreciation of bumblebees.

Butterfly Conservation
To halt and reverse the decline in butterflies and moths

Campaign for the Protection of Rural England
Campaigns for a sustainable future for the English countryside

Conservation Foundation
Environmental initiatives for people, often with public and private companies and not for profit organisations

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Environment Agency
Government body information resource
Pollution Incident Hotline 0800 807 060

Geograph - (link to Par Beach)
Geograph British Isles Project - collecting geographically representative photographs of all of the British Isles

Charity to support communities and improve quality of life

Marine Conservation Society
Caring for our seas, shores and wildlife in the U.K.

Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Responsible for implementing maritime safety including search and rescue
Emergency coastguard telephone 999

The National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Independent organisation acting on behalf of AONB

National Coastwatch Institution
Protecting and preserving life at sea and around our coastline

Natural England (prev. English Nature)
To conserve and enhance the natural environment for enjoyment of people and economic prosperity

Natural History Museum - Bivalve Molluscs (Shell identification)
Click on "Browse Taxa" and then the area you are interested in such as intertidal for shallow beach molluscs.

The National Trust
To protect and open houses, gardens, villages, paths, nature reserves and beaches

National Whale (and Dolphin) Stranding Recording Scheme
Investigating the biology and ecology of cetaceans around the British Isles
Cornwall Wildlife Trust Strandings Network Helpline 0845 201 2626

Plants For a Future
Resource centre for rare and unusual plants

Plantlife International
Protecting plants and their habitats “the RSPB for plants”

Ramblers Association
Promoting walking and better walking environments including rights of way

Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Speaking out for birds and wildlife, working for the conservation of wild birds in the UK

Supporting sustainable transport at a practical level

The Tree Register
Recording our tree heritage

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