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For other places with the same name, see Par (disambiguation).

Par (Cornish: An Porth) is in South Cornwall. A village and fishing port at the edge of Par Sands between St Austell and Fowey and half a mile (800 m) from Twywardreath village and nearby to the hamlet of Polmear, at the bottom of Polmear Hill.

In days gone by when there were higher sea levels and less silting up, Polmear had a small quay and a lime kiln. Now the settlement is approx 400 m from the main beach car park on a small river which once may have been a ford at low tide.

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Disabled access to the beach is poor which is made up of sand dunes and a sandy foreshore.


  • Par Beach. A Local Nature Reserve with a variety of habitats and birdlife. Otters have been identified here.
  • 1 Hidden Valley Gardens. Family owned set of gardens containing a wide variety of plant life, set within the countryside. Hidden Valley Gardens (Q113059291) on Wikidata


  • 1 Luxulyan Valley walks. The valley contains many ruins from its industrial past including the Treffry Viaduct and former watermills. Hidden Valley Gardens (Q113059291) on Wikidata Luxulyan_Valley on Wikipedia






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