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Par Beach

St Austell, Cornwall

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

Beach Type



Disabled access
Local shops
Pubs and restaurants
A campsite
Beach huts and a slipway


Boat trips
There is a bowling green

Nature and Wildlife

explore the intriguing harbour and surrounds. Par is on the south west coast path.

Water Quality





There is a dog exercise area.

Tourist Information

ST. AUSTELL TIC Southbourne Road St Austell. Cornwal. PL25 4RS Tel: 01726 879500


Nearest town: St Austell
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3464, -4.69177
Postcode: PL24 2AS
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around St Austell, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


Par is about 5 miles east of St Austell.

Public Transport

Bus service to the beach and there is a mainline railway station at Par.

Nearest Railway Stations

Par (Less than half a mile away)
Luxulyan (Approx. 4 miles away)
St Austell (Approx. 4 miles away)
Lostwithiel (Approx. 5 miles away)
Bugle (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Ample parking

Nearby Car Parks

Par Beach, Par (Long stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Hamley's Corner, Par (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Polkerris Beach, Polkerris (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Par Moor Road, Par (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Par Station, Par (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Station Road (Football Club), St Blazey (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Coombe, Fowey (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Readymoney, Fowey (Long stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Squires Field, Fowey (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Main, Fowey (Long stay).
About 2.4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in St Austell