"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Cold Knap Beach

The bay, located adjacent to Barry Old Harbour, is primarily a steeply sloping stone and pebble beach, with sand exposed at low water only. The beach faces south west towards the Bristol Channel, backed by cliffs at the north end, with a promenade at the south end towards Cold Knap Point and the highly urbanised town of Barry in the surrounding area.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Barry

Local authority: Vale of Glamorgan Council

OS Grid Reference: ST097663

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Keep Britain Tidy Seaside Award

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Things to see and do near Cold Knap Beach

  • Porthkerry Country Park (1m)
  • Porthkerry Country Pk (1m)
  • Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf (1m)
  • Pleasure Steamers Waverley & Balmoral (1m)
  • Barry Island Quasar (1m)
  • Adventure Island (1m)
  • Barry Island Pleasure Park (1m)
  • Jungle Jacks (2m)
  • Three Horseshoes (3m)
  • Dyffryn Gardens (3m)
  • Coconuts Play Centre (3m)
  • Amelia Trust Farm (3m)

Tourist Information

Barry Island
Tourist Information Centre
The Promenade
The Triangle
Wales
CF62 5TQ

Phone 01446 747 171
Email barrytic@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Sunday 24 September

06:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
ESE
Pressure 1017
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
ESE
Pressure 1018
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SSE
Pressure 1018
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 17%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
SSE
Pressure 1018
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 82%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SE
Pressure 1018
Humidity 94%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 86%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SE
Pressure 1018
Humidity 96%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
03:58 BST
(02:58 GMT)
High Tide
10:06 BST
(09:06 GMT)
Low Tide
16:07 BST
(15:07 GMT)
High Tide
22:16 BST
(21:16 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Accomodation near Cold Knap Beach

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Tell us what you think about Cold Knap Beach

Barry island is a busy built-up seaside resort town with a large fairground, lots of amusements and some sandy beaches. Cod Knapp headland is slightly removed and generally quieter.

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