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

Wildflower Walk - Part 2 Summer
Sunday, 25th June 2017
Venue: Par Beach Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Cost: Free to FoPB Members and children under 12, £2 for non-members.

Join us for part 2 (summer) of our Wildflower Walks, a walk along the beach and through the dunes and Local Nature Reserve to look at the variety of flora to be found and how it fits into the habitat.


Family Beach Art Competition
Sunday, 9th July 2017
Venue: Par Beach
Time: 10:30am to 1:00pm (judging at 12 noon)

As part of Par Carnival Week, Friends of Par Beach and PL24 Community Association are holding a Family Beach Art Competition.


Bat Walk with Carol Williams around Par Beach Local Nature Reserve
Saturday, 26th August 2017
Venue: Par Beach Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
Time: 8pm
Cost: Free to FoPB members & children 12 & under. £2 for non-members

FoPB are holding another of our very popular evening bat walks with Carol Williams, a leading bat expert. Come and see the different species of bats that feed around the beach area and find out more about these often misunderstood little creatures.


Autumn Quiz Night
Tuesday, 24th October 2017
Venue: Scout Hut, Moorland Road, Par. PL24 2PA.
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: £4 per person

We are holding another of our popular Quiz Nights on the evening of Tuesday October 24th....


 

Latest News - See News Page for full details

Update on our Beach Hut/Hub
15th June 2017

We are getting nearer!! The base for our beach hut/hub is now in place and the hut itself is now on order from Just Fir near Par Harbour.


Beach Clean with a Difference
16th May 2017

On a sunny but blustery morning of Sunday 14th May about 20 people came along to help us collect plastics from the shoreline and the beach area. Rob Thompson and Natallia Paliakova from Fathoms Free came along to help sort the plastics from the general rubbish and to take it away


Vote for Friends of Par Beach at Tesco
11th May 2017

Vote for Friends of Par Beach at Tesco Friends of Par Beach is delighted to announce that we are one of the Community Groups selected to participate in the Tesco Bags of Help initiative at the St Austell (Holmbush) store and the Tregonissey Tesco Express from now until the end of June.


Friends of Par Beach Hub
10th April 2017

After many months of planning a start was made by four members of the committee of Friends of Par Beach by clearing the base of Hut No. 77 ready for a brand new beach hut/FoPB Hub, opposite Milo’s Restaurant. By the summer the hub......


Dogs are NOT Banned from Par Beach
9th April 2017

There is a internet based news service, Cornwall Live, that has just published a list of beaches where dogs are banned. Par Beach has been included and is totaly innacurate. Par Beach is and will continue to be one of the few beaches in Cornwall where dogs are allowed all year.

Friends of Par Beach have contacted Cornwall Live to correct this statement. It seems the list has more than one innacurate entry.


Seaweed Survey
25th March 2017

Friends of Par Beach have been asked by Jolyon Sharpe, Countryside Officer for Cornwall Council to consult with the local community and beach users for their thoughts on the seaweed that sometimes washes up with the tides on Par Beach. FoPB has been given a questionnaire to put out on their behalf If you want let the the Council know your thoughts


Sunday March 5th Beach Clean
6th March 2017

On Sunday more than 30 hardy litter pickers, adults and children, chanced the weather to help Friends of Par Beach have a tidy of Par Beach and the Local Nature Reserve. Despite a heavy duty hail and rain shower....


Bramble Clearing on the Dunes
23rd January 2017

Last year on one of our regular winter work parties we cleared two areas of gorse which has become so rampant on the Nature Reserve.  The purpose of this action was to create some sheltered spaces for insects......


Great Team Effort Helps to Clean up Par Beach
9th January 2017

A combination of different factors all came together today when an amazing, second best ever, 110 volunteers answered our 'Call to Arms' and joined Friends of Par Beach to help clear the large volume of rubbish that had appeared over the holiday period.



Cornwall Council Park Leisure Par Sands Friends of Par Beach are supported by
Par Bay Big Local, Trenython Manor,
Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park,
Cornwall Council Community Grant
Trenython Manor Par Bay Big Local