Spit Beach lies just west of Spit Point at Par, Grid reference SX074523 (Sat Nav PL24 2BP). It is quite a small south facing beach just to the west of Par sands and is dominated by the giant Imerys (English China Clays) drying works. The beach can be accessed from a number of points, but is most commonly reached by following the path that goes under the railway line and joins the Coast Path which runs alongside the China Clay works and over a metal bridge.
Not the most picturesque beach to visit, it is divided by a large concrete disused pipeline. Just to the west lies Fishing Point and ultimately the sands of Carlyon Bay.
There are no facilities or safety equipment and swimming is not recommended. Dogs are permitted all year. The nearest toilets and local shops are at Par Green, about a mile from the Spit Beach car park.
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: