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

March Work Party
Sunday, 25th March 2018
Venue: FoPB Beach Hut opposite Milos Restaurant
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm

The March Work Party will consist or clearing invasive species (Rosa Rugosa) from the secondary dunes.

Easter Fun Trail
Sunday, 1st April 2018
Venue: FoPB Beach Hut opposite Milos Restaurant
Time: 10:00am - 11:30 noon.

Come and join Friends of Par Beach for some fun exploring the beach and Local Nature Reserve and, at the end, all children receive a chocolate suprise. All children must bring at least one adult!

Passage for Par
Friday, 22nd June 2018
Venue: Par Beach
Time: Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 22nd to 24th June

‘Passage for Par’ will be presented as part of the  Groundwork season of international contemporary art across Cornwall in 2018 and has been commissioned by Groundwork and  Dance Republic 2 .


Latest News - See News Page for full details

Spring Beach Clean Report
4th March 2018

Today we held our annual Spring Beach Clean, and the weather gods were most kind to us. Following the bitterly cold spell, with snow and wind, it was touch and go that the event could take place, and even with a sudden warming the day before it decided to rain heavily through the night right up to 07:30hrs this morning. Low and behold, the rain stopped, the clouds passed away and the sun came out to give us a glorious spring day.

Sixty One (61) volunteers turned up for us including several family's with young children and a group of pupils (eco squad) and teachers from Poltair School in St Austell. They all worked very hard and at the end of the event the beach was sparkling. Our thanks go to all who made it such a worthwhile day.

January Work Party Report
28th January 2018

Friends of Par Beach held their first work party of the New Year today and concentrated on removing some invasive species from the dune area near to our new Beach Hut .

New Notice Board
11th January 2018

Our brand new, shiny bright, notice board was installed successfully today.

Friends of Par Beach would like to thank, very much indeed, Jolyon Sharpe, Countryside Officer, for this generous gesture, and for his continued support of our group.

Pictured below are Chair, Richard and Treasurer, Mike showing off our latest acquisition which sits nicely alongside our Beach Hut.



Christmas Greetings
22nd December 2017

The following poem was sent to us by The Conservation Volunteers ( https://www.tcv.org.uk ). This is by way of a thankyou from them to our Group but also reflects our thanks to you, our membership!

Beach Hut
26th November 2017

Before starting the work party on Sunday 26th November, Events Manager Phil and Chair Richard managed to put up our brand new sign on our recently painted Beach Hut, which will now form the headquarters and meeting point for many of our future events at the Beach or in the Local Nature Reserve.

November Work Party
26th November 2017

On Sunday 26th November we had one of our regular winter work parties, and this time we helped to clear and widen the access path between the western car park and the existing path which runs around the Orchid field.

Par Carnival Celebration Awards 2017
23rd November 2017

On Thursday 23rd November, Treasurer Mike and Chair Richard attended a wonderful event at the Railway Club in St Blazey in celebration of the Par Carnival this year.

SAS Autumn Beach Clean.
3rd November 2017

News Article from Cllr Jordan Rowse: “When I found out that Surfers Against Sewage were holding a national autumn beach clean I felt that, as the Chairman of the Par Beach Management Group, it was something I had to get involved with.

Otter Holt and Reed Path
29th October 2017

Over twenty volunteers, mostly FoPB members plus the odd new face gathered at the Reed Path on Sunday morning to carry out two tasks. After the recent coppicing work carried out by local Tree Surgeon Richard Heyward and his team, a large area of open space has been created in the wetland area which will promote light and new vegetation growth, as well as encourge new wildlife to use the area. The plan was to build an Otter Holt using the large amount of logs and brushwood which was created by the work and to improve the Reed Path with the chippings that also had been created.

Autumn Quiz Night
24th October 2017

Fifty Two people making up ten tables contested this years autumn quiz night at the Scout Hut on Tuesday 24th October 2017.

The event was hosted by our new quiz mistress, Jules Jonklaas, who did a sterling job in preparing a testing set of questions and presenting them on the evening. Jules was ably assisted by Tamsyn Howes who kept the scores on the doors, or flip pad to be more precise! As ever, our treasurer, Mike Freemantle, was heavily involved, arranging the pasties for the evening, collecting the money at the door as well as running the 'heads and tails' event and the raffle. Also our thanks go to Penny Gibbs and her friend Denise who kept us all fed and watered for the evening.

Cornwall Community Celebration Award 2017
19th October 2017

Three members of Friends of Par Beach, John Page, Jan Phillips and Harry Bosworth, attended the Cornwall Community Celebration Awards 2017 organised by Cornwall Council and Cormac at Eden Project on the evening of Thursday, 19th October.

'Friends' 8th Annual General Meeting
10th October 2017

Friends recently held their 8th AGM on Friday 6th October, where has the time gone? Held as usual at The Gott Hall in Par the event attracted a reasonable 28 people, and reports were given by outgoing Chair John Page and Treasurer Mike Freemantle......

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