Par Sands Nature Reserve at Par St Andrew's Parish Church Tywardreath Views of the Parish of Tywardreath and Par Par Railway Station Par Railway Station Platform Par Athletics Track Nature Reserve

Welcome to the official website of Tywardreath and Par Parish Council

Parish Council News

Coronavirus Covid-19

Please note that during the current pandemic the parish council will be meeting remotely via Zoom . The public are welcome to join these meetings and engage with the Council during the agenda item 'Public Questions/Participation.' Joining instructions will be published on the agenda. During this time some alternate arrangements have been put in place to protect the interests of the community and ensure business continuity. Councillors and the Parish Clerk can be contacted via email.

Anybody wishing to comment on planning applications during this time should do so as normal on the Cornwall Council planning portal and also via email to the parish council at

Sally Vincent, Parish Clerk

Par Beach Children's Play Park

Please be advised that the Play Park has now reopened but users are reminded that they must adhere to the COVID-19 Safety Instructions displayed at the main entrance.

Par Beach Public Toilets

The Public Toilets at Par Beach have now reopened but users are reminded that they must adhere to the COVID-19 Guidelines if they wish to use the facilities.

Sally Vincent, Parish Clerk

Tywardreath and Par is a parish on the south coast of Cornwall between Fowey and St Austell. The parish  is located to the north east of St. Austell Bay (once Tywardreath Bay) in what was the old borough of Restormel.  It is bounded to the west by the parish of St. Blazey, to the north by Lanlivery, to the east by Golant and to the south by Fowey.

The population is just over 3000, and the main settlements are Tywardreath village and Par village. The old village of Tywardreath is situated above Par, and is home to the local school.  It is the site of the ancient Benedictine Priory. Par sits across the A3082 St. Blazey-Fowey road and has on its sea side the wonderful family beach of Par Sands.

The southern side of the parish runs along Par beach and the nature reserve. Much of the parish is farmland and woodland with the ruins of abandoned industrial mining, and is bisected by the Plymouth - Penzance railway line. Par station is the junction for the Newquay branch line.

The other part of the parish, Tywardreath Highway, consists of approximately 50 dwellings built along either side of the A390 St. Austell-Lostwithiel road.

The area was familiar to the author Daphne du Maurier, and many of the locations in her books can be identified in and around the parish. In the Cornish language Tywardreath translates as "House on the Strand".

Parish Clerk: Mrs Sally Vincent, Colcerrow Farm, Par, Cornwall PL24 2RZ   Tel: 01208 872450

(c) Last updated 8th April 2021
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