"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Par Beach

Par is on the south coast of Cornwall. It is a large sandy beach resort, approximately one kilometre wide, backed by sand dunes. The Polmear Stream flows across the beach into the sea.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: St Austell

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SX085530


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Par Beach

  • Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary (2m)
  • Kidzworld Indoor Play (2m)
  • St Catherine's Castle (2m)
  • Eden Project (3m)
  • Pine Lodge Gardens & Nursery (3m)
  • Fowey Aquarium (3m)
  • Cornwall FootballGolf Park (3m)
  • Charlestown Shipwreck Centre (3m)
  • Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre (3m)
  • St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre (4m)
  • Kids Kingdom Ltd (4m)
  • Ozzell Bowl (5m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
5 South Street
PL23 1AR

Phone 01726 833 616
Email info@fowey.co.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Sunday 22 April


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1011
Humidity 93%
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Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1012
Humidity 78%
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Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1012
Humidity 75%
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Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1012
Humidity 78%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1013
Humidity 83%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
04:43 BST
(03:43 GMT)
High Tide
11:01 BST
(10:01 GMT)
Low Tide
17:10 BST
(16:10 GMT)
High Tide
23:19 BST
(22:19 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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A large sheltered sandy beach bordered by sand dunes, a brackish lagoon and Par Harbour.

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