Local Guide

There's plenty to see and do around Par Sands, whether it's finding the perfect place for a family meal, playing on the beach or getting active. Read about our owners' favourite haunts or the myriad of things to see a little further afield, from nature trails to historic attractions.

A short guide to Par Sands

With close proximity to an array of quaint Cornish villages, bustling market towns and acclaimed tourist attractions, Par Sands is the perfect holiday base to explore the South coast. Cornwall makes a brilliant holiday destination to suit any family lifestyle, with plenty of exciting activities and places to visit for all ages.

Nestled right in the shores of St Austell Bay, Par is just a short stroll away from a picturesque village and fishing port surrounded by several friendly pubs, shops and restaurants as well as scenic coastal walks and cycle paths. Nearby Fowey, between Looe and Mevagissey, boasts an excellent selection of quality shops and galleries if you want to explore a little further afield.

The world-class Eden Project is just outside of St Austell and should not be missed; a fantastic, educational and fun day out for all the family. Near Helston you’ll find the fabulous Flambards Experience, a theme park offering fun for all ages, while the Lost Gardens of Heligan is one of the most mysterious estates in England and definitely worth a visit. If you’re fond of Cornwall’s famous beaches, Par Beach, just a minute away from park, is one of the largest beaches in South Cornwall yet the shallow waters are recognised as being safe for family bathing, and ideal for surfing.

Why Cornwall?

Cornwall is one of the major holiday destinations within the UK due to its mild climate, golden beaches, ancient heritage and variety of attractions. Popular with both young and old there activities to suit every personality from wind surfing to heritage trails.

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