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Car park charges at beach

By Jo Sampson 18th May 2016

Car park charges at beach
PAY TO PARK: Crinnis car park no longer free

FOR THE first time ever parking charges are to be introduced next month in the top car park above Crinnis Beach which the developer says is part of a summer events programme.

The car park fee will be a flat £2 per vehicle per day, or £1 for motorbikes/scooters, and will be manned by a parking attendant. Charges are payable for vehicles entering the car park between 9am and 6pm and will apply seven days a week, including Bank Holidays. Parking outside of these hours remains free of charge.

Blue badge holders are exempt and drivers entering the car park before 9am will not be charged, even if they stay all day.

Jacky Swain, developer Commercial Estates Group’s (CEG) communications and site manager, explained: “We are planning a wide range of exciting beach events for this summer which involves additional free amenities including public toilets, a frisbee golf course and beach furniture for everyone to use.

“To help make this all possible, we will be introducing a minimal parking charge. We want to continue to build the beach as a fantastic destination for everyone and these charges will help us do this while also bringing Carlyon Beach in line with many other Cornish seaside car parks.”

The Voice understands that the top car park is used as an overflow car park for the Carlyon Bay Golf Club.

But CEG said they currently have no formal arrangements with the golf club to provide free parking for its members.

Eleven events have already been confirmed for this year with many more to be finalised soon.

These include a frisbee golf tournament on May 28 to mark the launch of the course, which will remain on the beach all summer, three beach banquets, local pop-up food stalls, live music, wine tasting, beach yoga, massage and various sporting events including the Mad Hatter 2k swim on June 25.

Everyone is invited to enter a team for the frisbee golf tournament further details for which can be found on the Carlyon Beach Facebook page.

Local talent is being sought to play at live music gigs on the last Saturday of each month from May to September. Further details for this are also on the Facebook page.

The first beach banquet has been confirmed for July 9 with food provided by the head chef at The Globe in Fowey, Glynn Wellington.

By Jo Sampson 18th May 2016

Zena 19th May 2016 17:12
Well at least it´s a fair price for all day but if you only go down for a quick swim or to the hour long yoga session it´s very expensive! it would also be much better if dogs were allowed on the beach now!
Adrian Ternouth 19th May 2016 21:30
£2 eh,good job there´s a nice high cliff nearby lol.That´s a bargain in my opinion.Looking forward to enjoying the entertainment.
local person 2nd September 2017 11:46
for all the people that use the carpark when will it be repared with all the £2.00 cost also to the fact if u go there at 5pm like i do most weeks it shouldnt be full price still some up country robbing person should look into it and allow people to pay half price for an hr also theres enough space down the bottom of the hill for a carpark too
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