"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

Forecast for Thursday 25 April

06:00


Chance of rain 17%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SE
Pressure 992
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 35%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SSE
Pressure 994
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 41%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
S
Pressure 996
Humidity 69%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 36%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
S
Pressure 998
Humidity 69%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
S
Pressure 1000
Humidity 71%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
S
Pressure 1002
Humidity 82%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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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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