"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 Saturday 20 January


Chance of rain 56%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 998
Humidity 99%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 21%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1001
Humidity 94%
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Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1002
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 81%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1007
Humidity 79%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1011
Humidity 82%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:17 GMT
High Tide
07:25 GMT
Low Tide
13:38 GMT
High Tide
19:45 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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