Par

Cornwall

Par
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

No water quality warning issued

21 July 2018

Data provided by the Environment Agency

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

Activities

On this beautiful golden, sandy beach there is a lot going on, from boat trips to swimming and horse riding. There is a bowling green nearby too.

Wildlife and Walks

Par is on the South West Coast Path and by Clay Trail Cycle Routes. There is a pub within walking distance from the beach and nearby is Elmswood House in the lovely village of Tywardreath (30 minutes walk from the beach).

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Good

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

No water quality warning issued

21 July 2018

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Par

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

There is plenty of parking running along the length of the beach and behind the dunes.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not allowed on certain areas

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

None.