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Par Sands Beach, nr St Austell

SATNAV: PL25 5DS     PARKING: yes     DOGS ALLOWED: yes     FACILITIES: limited    SPORTS: surfing & swimming

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Par Sands is a large expanse of sand at low tide. Backed by sand dunes, Par is a popular destination for dog walkers and families, or even those looking for a scenic part of the South West Coast Path to enjoy. You can take the coastal path from the carpark and head out to Polkerris Beach and round the headland to Fowey and beyond.


Being relatively flat, the waters here are shallow and can offer good bathing opportunities.


It's right next to Par Docks, so might not be everyone's ideal Cornish beach location.


Par Sands is found off Polmear Hill (from A3082) approximately 4 miles outside of St Austell (see map below).

Tide Times

St Austell 4 miles, Fowey 5 miles, Lostwithiel 6 miles