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Par Sands

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Par Sands is a wonderful, wide sandy beach situated on the sheltered coastline of South East Cornwall. Located at Par, a lovely village between Fowey and St Austell, the beach is very popular with families as it offers lots of space, safe bathing and has achieved the Mandatory Water Quality standard.  There are sand dunes providing a perfect environment for children to explore and there is a lagoon that attracts interesting wildlife. Windsurfing is very popular and dogs are allowed all year round.

The beach provides Disabled Access, toilets and a café and there are local shops.  There is a large car park and picnic area. Par Beach can be reached by public transport as there is a bus stop at the entrance and a mainline railway station at Par itself.

The sand is of an excellent quality and with the beach being extremely flat it provides very safe bathing for children.

Behind the beach there is a caravan park but owing to the beach size it never feels crowded.


Toilets  -  yes

Car parking  -  by the beach


Like most south coast beaches there is no lifeguard service

Dogs permitted


The village of Par is less than 1 mile from St Blazey which is 4 miles from St Austell. Approach St Blazey from the east or west on the A390. There are several roads from St Blazey to Par, including the A3082. Follow the A3082 through Par towards Fowey and just after the 2nd railway bridge, turn right for the car park