Tywardreath, Par, Cornwall PL24 2QU 07720 049258

About the location



Fowey 3.3 miles; St Austell 6.3 miles.


The pretty, historic Cornish village of Tywardreath, meaning ‘The House on the Strand’, lies in the heart of Daphne du Maurier country and features in her book of the same name. St Andrew’s, the village church, is said to have the best peal of bells in the area, The church in Tywardreath, St. Andrew’s, was built in 1347. There is also a Methodist Church, a small chapel on Well Street which dates from 1828. while the village has a lively community, centred round its excellent pub and range of shops. There are several safe, sandy beaches close to the village, with a variety of water sports and leisure activities available. Par, a small, china clay port with a sandy beach is a fifteen minute walk from the village or 5 minutes in the car, home to a main line railway station. The attractive waterside village of Fowey is just three miles away, from where there are some dramatic cliff walks to Gribbin Head, passing through much of du Maurier’s familiar landscape. There are many family attractions in the area, including Mevagissey and Charlestown harbours, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Tywardreath is a village that will appeal to families and those keen to explore the rich heritage and gorgeous coastline of South Cornwall.



the magnificent Eden Project is definitely one to add to the activity list with its fascinating giant tropical and Mediterranean biospheres. To experience the unspoilt charm of Cornwall, pull on your walking boots and enjoy the many idyllic picnic spots found in its wild and wonderful coastline, or its beautiful, tranquil countryside. as well as the secluded coves and picturesque fishing villages of Fowey, Looe, Polperro and Mevagissey. Keen golfers will be in their element with four championship courses including Carlyon Bay, St Austell and Porthpean just a short drive away. Other attractions and places of interest accessible from here include, Charlestown with its Tall Ships, the Saints Way Pilgrim Trail, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, and numerous National Trust properties and gardens,

Par sands beach (o.8 miles)

Facing south, Par Sands Beach benefits from long hours of sunshine. A wide expanse of sand hugged by rows of dunes, Par Sands lends itself perfectly to days out by the sea. Popular with families, the beach has a very gently sloping shelf so the water remains shallow for quite a while. Parking is available behind the beach.

The New Inn

is in the centre of Tywardreath and was built in 1775. The Pub has a friendly warm atmosphere with fires to enjoy in the winter months and a large garden for hot summer days. they received the Environmentally Sustainable Business of the Year accolade at the St Austell Brewery Estate Awards 2009 and have in 2014 been named Village Pub of the Year by CAMRA Kernow.

Tywardreath Butchers

is a small village shop with a big national reputation benefitting from decades of service to their local community. For six generations Charles Harris and his team have been feeding the local Cornish population on the very best and most succulent meats available – Charles achieving national acclaim when he won The Guardian Newspaper’s award for the Nation’s best sausages. Since then Charles and his daughter Sue have created over 30 sausage recipes which range from the traditional to the more contemporary including pork, sundried tomato and basil and pork, leek and ginger; their reputation and popularity have gone from strength to strength.

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